Learn Traditional Kobudo Weapons From Okinawa

Everyone knows Karate means “empty hand” in Japanese.

But did you also know the old masters practiced weapons in Okinawa – the birthplace of Karate?

Today, we refer to these weapons as Kobudo (lit. ‘old martial ways’).

Unfortunately, Kobudo was largely forgotten during the modernization of Karate in mainland Japan.

It’s time to revive this lost art!

I’ve launched an online course called “Kobudo Mastery” that teaches you bo (staff), sai, tonfa, kama, nunchaku, tekko, eiku, tinbe & rochin.

Check out kobudomastery.com now!

PS. This is not the modern “flashy” Kobudo where you backflip and throw your weapons in the air. This is the original Okinawan method that I have been studying my whole life.


  • I stopped learning Okinowan Karate 16 years ago (second dan black belt). I have forgotten alot of it, but some of it is stuck in my memory and am trying to retrieve it to teach my daughter whom has a keen interest in Karate after viewing the tv series 'Cobra Kai'. There is a karate renaissance going on. Your web site and Youtube videos are very good, and very close to what I remember learning about. I took detailed notes years ago, which I have kept - but now trying to figure out what I wrote about (this was before I could do videos). Anyways, your videos have helped job my memory!! thanks!
  • Moha
    how much it takes to replay for the free 7 days deal ? i ame new to this website so i ame sorry if this borring you
  • Steve
    Hi Jesse You’ll probably see that I’ve recently bought some of your Bo & Sai Kobudo Videos. I’m a recent visitor to your website and what a find it was. I started my karate journey many years ago, a lifetime in fact. I was the skinny, spotty, weedy, glasses wearing nerd who often got picked on at school for being different. One day by accident I met two guys doing a shotokan karate demonstration. They were looking for new students and I guess they thought they’d struck out when I said I’d join their club. Oh were they wrong. In a few weeks it turned out I was a natural at it and from 18 to mid 30s I trained in Shotokan, Waldo Ryu, Shukokai and Kendo. Training that in those days could only be described as brutal. There were no kick pads and rubber knives in those days. We trained outside in the fields and rivers of Derbyshire, and I loved every minute of it. Our black belt grading usually saw most of the students in the local hospital accident and emergency department afterwards. I was fortunate to learn from the highest ranking sensei of the time and also their Japanese instructors as well. Marriage, children and a work career changed things, so I couldn’t train the way I had been, but over the next 30 years my career took me to every corner of the world, N, S, E & W, and my Gi and white belt went everywhere with me, so I could find a local dojo to train in. An open mind and humility. As I’m now nearing retirement I decided that one thing I’d always wanted to do was to learn more Kobudo in my retirement, and what a pleasure it was to find your website. The Okinawa videos are awesome. I’ll be following you from now on into my retirement.
  • Ashton
    Jesse I would like your videos with weapons
  • Paul Robertson
    Can't find login page for kobudo mastery - nunchaku. I've logged in several times in last couple of years but. I bought this.
  • Robert Holu
    Please send me the log in information for the Bo training. I am trying to log in
  • Y
    I wish you would have a regular karate course. All the karate dojo's in town are mcdojo's were you can buy mcbelts starting with the mcwhite for 25$ and so on! Legit the more wealthy students did "mysteriously" better!! Wish there was a way to learn real karate
  • Federico
    I am looking at the Kobudo Mastery courses and a question arises. I have limited training space, and a traditional 6-foot bo is not possible. Are the techniques the same, if I were to use a Hanbo?

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