Private and Public Lessons in the New Haven Area
Kobudo is the sister art of true Okinawan Karate that utilizes a variety of weapons.
All staff length combat including spear, naginata, and the Eku oar.
Japanese swordsmanship of the nagamaki, katana, wakizashi, and tanto.
Kobudo's most popular 2 section flail.
Short hand trident excellent for trapping opponent weapons.
A multi use baton excellent for defense from a variety of weapons.
Improve coordination and transition from empty hand to weapons and visa versa.
Kobudo means "the old martial way" in other words - fighting with weapons. Many school do simple weapons drills and forms and sometimes light sparring. At Okami Karate Dojo we train realistic weapons sparring strategies with an emphasis on fluid transition between armed and empty hand techniques. We train many common weapons including:
a 6-ft. staff great for keeping opponent and attacking at range
a 4-ft. staff with many techniques for combating an sword weilding opponent
a 3-ft. staff (about the size of a cane) great for up close control of an opponent
wooden japanese swords
a versatile arm guard weapon used for its defensive and clubbing techniques
powerful swinging weapon that also has close quarter techniques
a three pronged metal weapon great for trapping attacks from an armed or un-armed attacker
Spear and Naginata
staff with a thrusting blade on it meant for attack
a 5 or 6-ft. oar with tremendous defensive advantages
Real combat bojutsu promo demonstrating control of timing, range, and technique. Few schools take staff training to this level, we have years of experience developing proven staff fighting curriculum.