Instruction in Ryu Kyu (Okinawa) Karate and Kobudo (Weapons)! 

    World  Karate  Kobudo Jiu-Jitsu Organization : WKKJO


                      Lineage of the World Karate Kobudo Jiujitsu Organization!

Starting with Kobudo, proceeding to Karate, and finishing with Jiujitsu

Pics regarding our Kobudo Lineage...

Hanshi Odo, Simon Sherbourne and Yoshiko Odo:  

March 2002, RHKKF Hombu Dojo, Okinawa, Japan

Hanshi Odo and Renshi Sherbourne 1998

Seiki Toma was one Odo Sensei's teachers.  He was also a senior student of Chotoku Kyan. This photo was taken in the dojo portion of Dai-Sensei Toma's residence.  I will say this about the man, "he was as rich in resolve, temperament, and dignity as he was in martial arts".  Toma's teachings and those of Odo Sensei will live on in our continued commitment and adherance to their knowledge and practices. 

Seiki Toma and Simon Sherobourne - March 2002  

Toma Sensei at approximately 50 years of age

Master Odo wrote the name of one of his teachers on this photo: Shinko Matayoshi....

To the right is the son: Shimpo Matayoshi

Karate Pics...
in the beginning!

Direct Lineage of Okinawan Karate from teacher to senior student...

The origins of the Karate practiced in the WKKJO go back to the time of the Bodhidarma.  However, our karate is said to have originated with Takahara Peichin (1683-1760) who taught Kusanku (1720 - 1790?), who in turn taught Karate Sakugawa - 1733 - 1815 (to the right) 

Sokon Matsumura was the senior student of Sakugawa Sensei.

See Bushi Matsumura's (1800 - 1892?) story at:

Anko Itosu (1831- 1915)

Notable students of Itosu included Choyu Motobu (1857–1927), Choki Motobu (1870–1944), Kentsu Yabu (1866–1937), Chomo Hanashiro (1869–1945), Moden Yabiku (1880–1941), Kanken Toyama (1888–1966), Chotoku Kyan (1870–1945), Shinpan Shiroma (Gusukuma) (1890–1954), Anbun Tokuda (1886–1945), Kenwa Mabuni (1887–1952), and Chōshin Chibana (1885–1969). 

It is with Itosu Sensei that we see a great proliferation of Okinawa's Karate...

Hanashiro Chomo 1869 - 1945 Shuri-Te

Senior student was Nakamura Shigeru

Shigeru Nakamura 1894 - 1969 - Okinawa Kenpo

Teacher of Seikichi Odo

Photo taken in 1998 of:

Seikichi Odo 1926 - 2002

& Simon Sherbourne 1967 -  

Sensei Chotoku Kyan - Toma Sensei's Teacher


  Karate Pics Begin with Sakugawa

"Tode" Sakugawa (1733-1815)

Sokon Matsumura (1800 - 1892?)

Anko Itosu (1831- 1915)

Hanashiro Chomo 1869 - 1945

Shigeru Nakamura 1894 - 1969

Royce Gracie Jiujitsu

Sherbourne began training in Jiujitsu with his Grandfather in Scotland at the age of 8 and continued with this sporadically until his granfather's passing in the late 1980's.  He wrestled in high school for three years and then moved on to kickboxing and boxing.  He practiced TKD and sharpened his kicking skills from the age of 17 - 19.  He had a tendency to use his hands too often during sparring sessions in TKD and was accused several times of using Karate which he had never practiced.  At the age of 19 he decided to investigate Karate, and after some training, again he was accused of using wrestling and jiujitsu during sparring sessions.  Sherbourne understood that wrestling and Jiujitsu were clearly imperative to surviving a physical confrontation.  

In 2008 he earned his Purple belt from none other than the legendary Royce Gracie.  His current direction is to continue to train under, and learn the art of Royce Gracie Jiujitsu with Professor Royce Gracie.

Professor Royce Gracie and Simon Sherbourne 2011