Ryukyu Kobudo 4 Weapons Trial Course

This is a program which allows you to practice the 4 major styles of Ryukyu Kobudo (Bo, Nunchaku, Sai, and a choice of either Tonfa or Tekko). Your sensei will be a high-level grand master of Ryukyu Kobudo. This is one of Ageshio Japan’s popular programs.

Training contents

1. Bo

Bó techniques (Bó-jutsu) are different to those used with swords but can also be used like a sword. Depending on the technique, it can change into many different kinds of weapons. A sword must contact the opponent with the edge of the blade or it will not cut. This is a limitation. The Bó does not have a blade or handle. It can be used to beat, strike or cut. Its length hides many possibilities and has capabilities in common with the sword, halberd and spear.

2. Sai

The Sai (Steel Truncheon) passed through India and China to enter Okinawa, where it was further developed. During the Ryukyu Kingdom Era, it was originally devised as a policing tool for the protection of the King and high ministers. Used in combat situations and in the arresting of ruffians and criminals.

3. Nunchaku

The Nunchaku was originally used as a horse bit. It was not very popular as it has a low effectiveness when used against the sword or Bo. In situations against Tunfá or Kama, it had more chance of defeating the opponent. This weapon is nevertheless effective in self-defense, if the time is taken to become proficient with it. Beware, this weapon has the tendency to cause bruises, especially when learning.

4. Choice between the following 2 weapons


The Tonfa is basically a wooden grind stone handle and used in pairs. Tonfá is quite difficult and requires a high degree of skill. To use this weapon with ease requires considerable practice and time. There are two kata taught in the Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan system. They are Hama Higa no Tunfa and Yara Gwa no Tonfa. Hama Higa no Tonfa is a required kata in the Nidan Grading.


Originally developed from a common horseshoe. Tekkó are conveniently concealed and can quickly be extracted for self-defense. The tekko kata is Maezato no Tekko and was developed by Taira Shinken Dai Sensei.


Price (Not including tax)
20,000 JPY
4 lessons
Lesson time (2 hours)
10:00〜22:00 (depending on your request)
Transfer is on a request basis
Ageshio Japan original training completion certificate
Expiration date
One month

Cancel Policy

If you want to cancel your reservation, there will be a cancellation fee based on the following cancel policy. Date back from the lesson day.
After application〜15 days before the activity day
25% cancellation fee
8〜14 days before
50% cancellation fee
Within 7 days
100% cancellation fee

Okinawan Karate Dojo Manners

・You need to respect Okinawan Karate Grand master.
・You have to bow when entering and leaving the dojo.
・Do not bother other students.
・Please bring your own Karate uniform, towel, and drink(s).
・Make sure you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the lesson.
・Be sure to turn off your mobile phone during the lesson.
・You are not allowed to take pictures nor record without the permission of the sensei.

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