Kata and Kobudo

Kata


RyuTe® Renmei has twelve empty-hand kata which were
passed down to Taika Oyata by Shigeru Nakamura:

  • Nihanchi-Shodan
  • Nihanchi-Nidan
  • Nihanchi-Sandan
  • Tomari Seisan
  • Pinan-Shodan
  • Pinan-Nidan
  • Pinan-Sandan
  • Pinan-Yondan
  • Pinan-Godan
  • Passai
  • Kusanku
  • Niseishi

Kobudo


The following weapons were studied and used all across Okinawa and the Ryukyu
islands. Many have their origins in simple farming and fishing equipment.

  • Bo * (six foot wooden staff)
  • Jo * (four foot wooden staff)
  • Tan Bo * (a pair of two foot sticks)
  • Sai (a pair of trident shaped metal truncheons)
  • Manji Sai * (similar to sai with forks pointing in opposite directions)
  • Eiku (oar)
  • Nunte Bo (manji sai attached to the end of a bo)
  • Kama (sickle)
  • Tonfa
  • Chizikun Bo
  • Nunchaku (wooden flail)

*Primary weapons being studied by instructor Adam Cave.