This style of martial arts incorporates the use of weapons, such as: Bo (staff), Nunchaku, (flail), Tonfa, (side handle baton), Kama (sickle), Nuntei (fisherman's gavel), and Surichin (weighted rope) to name a few. Each student learns the traditional etiquette, history, philosophy of the art, and not just the physical nature of weapons training.
Matayoshi Kobudo ...
6th Annual Matayoshi Kobudo Gasshuku - Sept 2011
This was held in Darlington in which Sanguinetti gave tuition in Bo Hojo undo, 1 to 3 with associated Bunkai, Shushi No Kun and Bunkai, Sai and Tunkua. For the Instructors, more detailed instruction was given in Bo Hojo Undo Dai San and Bunkai, Choun No Kun, Sai Kata, Tunkua Kata, Nunchaku, Nunti Kata and Ueku Kata. During the weekend grading took place and all passed. More information can be found on the Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International - UK Web Site: www.matayoshikobudouk.com.
Student Places Available on the Saturday & Monday Sessions
Training takes place under the instruction of Fred Bateman Sensei.
Classes held in Darlington at the following times & locations:Saturday: 11.00 am to 12.00 pmat: Clifton Centre, Clifton Avenue, Darlington Monday: 8.00 pm to 9.30 pmat: St Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Avenue, Darlington
Seminars are also run on a regular basis for Members of the MKKI - UK - see Events for details.
Matayoshi Kobudo is the study of Ancient Weapons of Okinawa. Many years ago the Okinawan people developed a system of self-defence using farming and fishing tools. From this came the art form we know today called kobudo. Matayoshi Kobudo is one such system that has been formed by the work of two remarkable instructors, Master Matayoshi Shinko (father) and Master Matayoshi Shinpo (son), who dedicated their lives to leave us the legacy of their style.
This system of Kobudo has been handed down from the late Sensei Matayoshi Shinpo who was considered the highest authority on Okinawan weapons in the world. Today it is practiced by many students all over the world, and now has schools in the UK.