The World Karate Kobudo Jiu-Jitsu Organization offers online training in Okinawa Kobudo and Karate. The Ryu Kyu Kobudo/Weapons Program and the Ryu Kyu Karate Program have been designed to serve as a stand alone programs for Individuals, Martial Arts Instructors, and or Martial Arts Organizations seeking to enhance their martial arts programs by adopting top quality Kobudo/Weapons and Karate Programs through the WKKJO. The kata represented on this website serve as a reference for those in the Global Martial Arts Community who desire to maintain the unchanged Kobudo and Karate Kata as they were taught by Seikichi Odo.
These video tutorials have been designed by Simon Sherbourne (M.Ed., 7th Dan RHKKF, Senior Student of the late Seikichi Odo: July 26, 1926 – March 24, 2002).
Mr. Sherbourne has been an international competitor since 1984 and continues to participate in demonstrations and host seminars annually. He teaches martial arts at Sherbourne Martial Arts Academy in London, Ontario, Canada throughout the year and conducts seminars for interested parties. e-mail: [email protected]
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The WKKJO serves as a forum to preserve the Kobudo and Empty Hand Kata (with direct lineage to Okinawa). The Programs have been designed by professional educator and life-time martial artist Kyoshi Simon Sherbourne (M.Ed.).
It is most important that each program is learned as distributed. Each is progressive in skill and knowledge. Keep in mind that Kobudo is generally learned in tandem with Karate. Therefore basic stances and posture are a pre-requisite for learning Kobudo (one should have a good grasp of these skills before starting Kobudo training).
It is also important that you understand how you are being evaluated so that you can set your goals accordingly. Kyoshi Sherbourne has put together a Set of Basics outlined on the Basics Check List that you are required to complete within ten minutes. Kyoshi demonstrates all of the basics on video for you in sequence. Basics are then contained in all sections up to the Black Belt requirements, and should be further developed over time.
Each of the evaluations will be based on the Basics Check List and the Kata Rubric (this will be emailed to you when you upload video of yourself for evaluation) that analyzes each Kata. You will receive feedback after each evaluation which will determine if you progress to the next level, or require remediation. Successful practitioners will receive a Belt and Certificate in the mail. Either way, you will be improving. This is the key…
Yamato Dama Shii. Train with attention to detail and determination…