The History of Kobudo

An Ancient Way

The path that I follow.

On December 19, 2015 Tamayose Hidemi sensei was promoted to the rank of, Judan, 10th Dan, by the Okinawa Ken Kobudo Federation. His certificate of rank was brushed by Nakamoto Masahiro sensei. 

I began my training under Tamayose sensei, 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 kihon, and kata compared to the style of kobudo that I had been practicing 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. So for the first time since 1978, I put on a white belt. I have never once regretted that choice. The day that I receivd my Shodan certificate confirmed for me that I had made the right decision.

Here is a link where you can learn about the history of Okinawan Kobudo.

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