Shihan Nishiuchi explains and demonstrates basic theory, exercises, techniques, drills and authentic katas of a wide variety of traditional Okinawan weapons.
Eleven titles to choose from.
Volume 1: Mastering the Tonfa This volume explains and demonstrates basic theory, exercises, techniques, drills and authentic Tonfa Kata. Approx. 58 min. #KOBUDOD-001
Volume 2: Mastering the Oar The basic applications of the iyeku, the oar, including the sand throw and a rare 600 year old kata, Tsuken-Aka-Chu-No-Iyuke-De. Approx. 50 min. #KOBUDOD-002
Volume 3: Mastering the Kama The basic exercises, blocks, attacks, cutting techniques and catching of an opponent's weapons. Also the little known Ko-Bu-Ni-Cho-Gama, two sickle, kata is shown. Approx. 75 min. #KOBUDOD-003
Volume 4: Mastering the Nunchakus Included are exercises with the nunchaku, basic moves, chokes, take downs and two special Katas. Approx. 105 min. #KOBUDOD-004
Volume 5: Mastering the Sai Demonstrates exercises with the sai, including basics, drills, throwing and catching techniques and how to disable an opponent's weapons. Includes the famous two sai and three sai katas. Approx. 95 min. #KOBUDOD-005
Volume 6: Mastering the Bo Volume 1 Learn the most fundamental and important techniques needed to learn the bo. The original version of the first and most popular bo kata of all time, Shu-Shi-No-Kon is demostrated. Approx. 95 min. #KOBUDOD-006
Volume 7: Mastering the Bo Volume 2 Shows very practical bo appliations, including more advanced techniques and the three famous katas Cho-Un-No-Kon, Saku-Gawa-No-Kon, and Tsu-Ken-No-Kon in their original forms. Approx. 80 min. #KOBUDOD-007
Volume 8: Mastering the Hoe (Kuwa) This simple Okinawan farmer tool changes to a powerful weapon. A rare kata, Matayo-Shi-No-Kuwa-Nu-De, is also shown. The hoe is one of the Okinawan kobudo weapons which is little known, even among the Okinawans. For the first time ever, these ancient secret techniques are revealed. Approx. 50 min. #KOBUDOD-008
Volume 9: Mastering the Nunti This weapon is normally used with two manji Sai. Shows the rare nunti kata, Matayoshi-No-Nunti, basics, and advanced techniques against an opponent attacking with a variety of weapons. This unique weapon was featured in the movie Karate Kid II. Approx. 50 min. #KOBUDOD-009
Volume 10: Mastering the Timbei (Shield and Sword) This is one of the Okinawan weapons which was influenced by the Chinese, since Okinawa is located close to mainland China. This set of weapons includes a shield and a sword or hand held spear called a Rochin. Matayoshi-No-Timbei kata is shown. It is enlightening and interesting to know how the ancient people fought with these weapons and then learn how to handle them! Approx. 57 min. #KOBUDOD-010
Volume 11: Mastering the Suruchin (Whip Rope) The Okinawan fisherman simply tied two rocks together with a shuro (hemp) rope and used this as a powerful self defense weapon. This weapon is one of the most difficult weapons to master, but is very effective once mastered. Shows how to use this weapon step by step without getting hit. This weapon is especially fun and challenging. Approx. 51 min. #KOBUDOD-011