Okinawan Kobudo is a weapon-
The twelve weapons recognised by the Association are: bo, nunchaku, sai, tonfa, kama, iyeku, tekko, tinbei, nunte suruchin, kuwa and shu-
On reaching Dan grade, students then consolidate and develop their existing skills and knowledge and compliment their training by acquiring skills in one or more other weapons determined by Sensei O'Connor.
At Kaizen there is a fully structured Kobudo syllabus. This syllabus is that of the International Okinawan Kobudo Association, United Kingdom (IOKA UK), led by Sensei Albie O'Connor. Sensei O'Connor is a Rokudan (6th Dan) in Okinawan Kobudo and has trained and graded in Okinawa and Japan. All Okinawan Kobudo gradings are subject to quality assurance by Sensei O'Connor and all certificates are issued by IOKA UK. Training in this martial art is delivered on Wednesday evening.
The class in Leeds is delivered by Sensei Jim Reece who holds the rank of Godan (5th Dan) in Okinawan Kobudo. The cost is £3 per lesson.
Many congratulations to
who achieved grade progression on
7 February 2024