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Ancient Martial Way
(The study of weapons)

Kobudo is a separate martial art yet most every traditional Karate Dojo teaches weapons. Kobudo training is important for many reasons. Teaching Kobudo preserves an ancient Okinawan fighting art and deepens the students understanding of this art and its relationship to Karate. Kobudo enhances the practitioner's karate technique. By training in weapons the student develops a strong mental attitude, power, speed, focus and experiences the "realness" of combat through Kobudo kumite. There are a number of weapons to learn in the Kobudo world. Many of them were originally everyday farming and fishing tools. Some of them were developed directly for defense purposes. All of them have something different to teach you.