Coming next on April 1st, 2018…
THE 100 Kobudo Kata CHALLENGE EVENT 2018
The 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge: Sunday 1st, 10AM start JST.
This event is FREE to enter and we ask that participating dojo and groups around the world open participation to everyone at their locations. The 100 Kata Challenge event is an ideal opportunity for experienced practitioners and those with an interest in taking up traditional kobudo practice to watch and try out kobudo kata practice. There is simply no better way to start learning your first kobudo kata than doing 100 repetitions of kata!
So what is KOBUDO? Kobudo simply means ‘old martial way’ in Japanese and refers to practicing the use of old style weapons common to Okinawa and Japan in the old times. Weapons such as the ‘Bo’ – the long staff, the ‘Sai’ – metal forks, the ‘Nunchaku’ – wooden flails, the ‘Kama’ – bladed sickles and others.
Here’s a really good video introducing Kobudo by our good friend Jesse Enkamp, a very skilled practitioner and teacher of the art.
The 2017 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge global event report and gallery will be published here soon.
Please click here to see reports on past events.
100 Kata for Karate Day 2016 – Official Video