Miyagi-Do-Karate

Kobudo:

Kobudo is training with weapons that compliments in many cases the techniques learned during Karate training. A proficient Karateka can without much difficulty incorporate any of the Okinawan weapons due to the similarity in movement and technique.

The Bo, Sai, Kama, Tonfa and Nunchaku are the main weapons that fall under Kobudo training.

Bo

Sai

Kama

Tonfa

Nunchaku

As can be seen the weapons resemble farming tools more than classical examples of weaponry. Again as with the ban on Karate the carrying of weapons was also forbidden. The common people therefore created fighting systems using their every day tools.

At Miyagi Do Karate Sensei Trimboli teaches Kobudo as an optional component of training.