The History of Tesshinkan Kobudo

"The Ancient Way".

"The Path That I Follow".

I began my training under Hanshi Hidemi Tamayose, 10th Dan, Founder of the Ryu Kyu Kobudo Tesshinkan, in 2001.

The first thing that I noticed was that there was clearly a difference in his approach to teaching kobudo kihon and kata compared to the style of kobudo that I had previously practiced for more than 15 years.

As such, I decided that in spite of my prior experience, I wanted to enter the Tesshinkan as a beginner. And so, for the first time since 1978, I donned a white belt. I have never once regretted that choice and the day that I receivd my Sho Dan from Sensei Tamayose confirmed for me that I made the right decision.

The following link will take you to a brief history of the Ryu Kyu Kobudo Tesshinkan. There you can learn more about my teacher, Hanshi Hidemi Tamayose. .

Remember: "If you always have the curiosity of a beginner, you will never stop learning".