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Yuishinkai Kobujutsu USA
... to promote the Bujutsu heritage and teachings of the late Master Gansho (Motokatsu) Inoue in the USA
... to promote the Bujutsu heritage and teachings of the late Master Gansho (Motokatsu) Inoue in the USA
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Shuji no Kon Dai by Okabayashi Toshio Shihan - #TBT
Considering that I had just attended a Ryukyu Kobujutsu workshop (instructed by Okabayashi shihan) in Toronto a couple of weeks ago, I thought this might be a good #ThrowbackThursday. In the video, he was a lot younger probably in his late 40's as he is currently in his late 60's but I can assure you that he moves just as well today. Details on Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai can be found on www.ryukyukobujutsuhozonshinkokai.org

#ToshioOkabayashi #ryukyukobujutsu #kobudo #martialarts
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Second Day of Okabayashi Toshio Shihan's Ryukyu Kobujutsu Workshop In Toronto, Ontario
This is a follow-on to my previous post 'Currently at a Ryukyu Kobujutsu Workshop In Toronto, Ontario that is being conducted by Okabayashi Shihan' -
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Again it was Tekko and Sai on the second day, with Bo in the latter part of the afternoon segment. I just like the way Okabayashi shihan explains and does the Sai Comprehensive Kunite. Concepts like stickiness and elasticity with the Bo attacker was very much like in Taiji push-hands. With the final event of Sakugawa Comprehensive Kumite, shihan asked me to be his attacking partner for the demonstration to the class and we had to do them at least 3-4 times at the request of the class. Initially I was horrified when he asked as I had not practiced it for quite some time. I really butchered #4 as there was some intricate timing involved but I finally got it in the end.

During the last 5 minutes of the workshop, my left hamstring cramped up as the dojo was quite warm and I obviously didn't drink enough water. Okabayashi shihan showed some concern then and actually just as we were loading up our gear into the car, he specifically sought me out outside to spray some stuff on my hamstring. It felt very cool and somewhat released the tightness in my hamstring. Prior to this workshop, I didn't know shihan that well because I was always with a large group in Japan and personal interactions are sometimes difficult. Not only is he a fantastic technician, he is just one terrific dude as I saw his humility during the workshop and how he interacted with the student participants.

Overall this 2-day Ryukyu Kobujutsu workshop which was specifically for shodan and above, was a great learning experience for my students and me.

#ToshioOkabayashi #ryukyukobujutsu #kobudo #workshop #martialarts
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(L-R: shibucho Colman Fink, shihan Toshio Okabayashi, shibucho Shane Higashi, shibucho Bernard Edwards)
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Currently at a Ryukyu Kobujutsu Workshop In Toronto, Ontario that is being conducted by Okabayashi Shihan
We just finished the first day of Nunchaku, Sai and Tekko training. In the gif below, Okabayashi shihan is doing the the Sai component of the Sai Comprehensive Kumite with Inoue Kisho hanshi.
www.ryukyukobujutsuhozonshinkokai.org

#ryukyukobujutsu #kobudo #martialarts
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Congratulations to Paul Paquette, MaryBeth Soares and Chris Brown as they're the first group within Yuishinkai Kobujutsu USA to receive their shodan grade in Yuishinkai and Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai.

#karate #ryukyukobujutsu #kobudo #martialarts
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Ryukyu Kobujutsu - 40th All Japan Kobudo Demonstration - 2017
The demonstration was performed in order by:
• Okabayashi Toshio shihan with Chatanyara no Sai
• Okabayashi Toshio shihan & Inoue Kisho hanshi with three of the five Sai Comprehensive Kumite
• Okawa Masaharu shihan with Hamahiga no Tonfa
• Okawa Masaharu shihan & Okabayashi Toshio shihan with three of the five Tonfa Comprehensive Kumite
• Inoue Kisho hanshi with Shuji no Kon Sho
• Inoue Kisho hanshi & Okabayashi Toshio shihan with Bo Jugo Kumite

As my sensei, Inoue Kisho hanshi is the president of Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai (www.ryukyukobujutsuhozonshinkokai.org)

#ryukyukobujutsu #kobudo #martialarts

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Starting this Thursday (Jan 26, 2017), our Ryukyu Kobujutsu (Kobudo) & Karate-jutsu classes at the Budokan Martial Arts Club in Plymouth, MA are now on Thursdays.

For more details, please check at goo.gl/RD59x

#ryukyukobujutsu #kobudo #karate #martialarts #class
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Friday Classes Now in East Freetown
Our Friday Ryukyu Kobujutsu (Kobudo) & Karate-jutsu classes at 7:30 PM will resume on Jan 6, 2017 at the new Aikido of Bristol County dojo located in Crossroads Common Plaza, 1 Chace Road, East Freetown, MA. Beginning this month of December, the old dojo in New Bedford was closed for the move.

See you there!!!

For other classes in Wareham and Plymouth, please check: http://www.yuishinkai.info/classes
See map here: http://goo.gl/maps/Ew8pXkLnvsz

#ryukyukobujutsu #kobudo #karate #martialarts
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Ryukyu Kobujutsu demonstration by Yuishinkai Kobujutsu South Africa group at the Embassy of Japan, Pretoria, South Africa

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10th International Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai Seminar 2016 • Katsuura City, Chiba, Japan • Sept 29-Oct 1, 2016
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+MaryBeth Soares and Mark are holding a copy of The Wanderer in Tokyo, Japan. MaryBeth is one of the Karate/Kobudo members of the Yuishinkai Kobujutsu USA group that was attending the 10th International Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai Seminar 2016 which was held in Chiba, Japan during the first weekend in October.
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