Karate & Kobudo

backfistThe Karate taught in the Kojo-Ryu Koshinkan are two seperate and distinct styles, first Chibana-Ha Shorin-Ryu and the oldest of the Okinawa Karate styles Kojo-Ryu.

These are taught with the kihon (basics) remaining intact for each system and are taught seperate from each other.  Kafu Kojo Sensei and Chosin Chibana Sensei shared a friendship which led to Kojo Sensei learning the Shorin-Ryu kata from Chibana Sensei.  Kojo Sensei used these kata at the first and only public Kojo-Ryu dojo in Naha City, Okinawa that was operated directly by the Kojo (Koshiro) family.

These were used as introductory kata and to build a strong foundation before the old secret Kojo_Ryu family kata were taught.  The Kobudo taught is the Kojo-Ryu Sai-Jutsu and Jo-Jutsu methods, the Yamani (Yammne) Ryu Bojutsu of Shugoro Nakazato Sensei who was a student of of the legendary Masami Chinen.  In addition the Eku, Sai, Nunchaku, Tonfa and Bo of Nakazato Sensei are preserved as well.

 

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Kojo-Ryu

Ten Kan Ken (Fist from Heaven)
Ku Kan Ken (Fist from the Sky)
Chi Kan Ken (Fist from the Earth)
Hakko Ken (White Tiger Fist)
Hakkaku Ken or Hakutsuru
(White Crane Fist)
Hakkuryu Ken (White Dragon Fist)
Kojo No Sai

Shorin-Ryu

Kihon Kata (Basic) 1-3 (Chibana)
Pinan Kata (Peaceful Mind, Tranquility) 1-5 (Itosu)
Naihanchi (Inside Fighting) (Matsumura-Itosu 1-2, Itosu 3)
Passai Sho (Itosu)
Passai Dai (Tawada No Passai)
Kusanku Sho (Itosu)
Kusanku Dai (Itosu-Matsumura)
Chinto (Matsumura)
Gojushiho/Useishi (54 Steps)
(Seikichi Iju-Shinpan Gusukuma)

Kobudo

Yamanni No Bo Shushi No Kon
Kubo No Kon (Nakaima)
Yamanni No Bo Sakugawa No Kon
Shugoro No Bo Sakugawa No Kon
Sai Dai Ichi (Nakaima-Kuniyoshi-Tawada)
Sai Dai Ni (Nakaima-Kuniyoshi-Tawada)
Shugoro No Sai
Shugoro No Tonfa
Shugoro No Nunchaku
Tonaki No Nunchaku
Shugoro No Kama
Nakaima No Kama
Shugoro No Eku

International Koshikan Karate/Kobudo Association Kazuo Hoshiyama Hanshi, President Charlie Tapia Kyoshi & Angel Lemus Kyoshi, Vice President Carl Withey Kyoshi, Vice President
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