Raleigh Class

Regular Weekly Class Schedule (Mornings)
Class meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings beginning at 7:15 am

Class Times & Details
* 7:15-8:30 am – Main class, all levels
* 8:30-9:00 am – Additional training

* Class Times are somewhat flexible so please call or email if you are interested in meeting earlier or later to accommodate works schedules, class schedules, etc. Evening classes are also available by appointment. Locations and times may vary.

Kata – The essential syllabus for RyuTe® RenMei lies within 12 empty-hand kata. Each kata (form) is a detailed choreographed pattern of movements that has been handed down through many generations and which contains all elements of fighting theory and practice.

Kyushu-jitsu – The art of striking pressure, nerve, and vital points on the body. Due to the vulnerability of these points, minimum strength is needed to cause maximum effects ranging from discomfort and pain to disorientation and unconsciousness.

Tuite-jitsu – The art of grappling and joint-manipulation.

Drills and Bagwork – The training hall in which we meet has extensive floor mats as well as punching and kicking bags of all sizes. This equipment allows the practice of full-power strikes and kicks as well as rolls and falls.

4 thoughts on “Raleigh Class”

  1. Dave Brewer said:

    I am interested in the source of your Kobudo. I have seen a book that contains a list of kata–some I recognize others I do not–for example I am familiar with three Sakugawa no kon (Bo but not Jo) but the others I have never seen any where else. It was suggested by a Sensei that they may come from the Uhugusuku (Ufuchiku) style of kobudo but need clarification. I ask for this information purely from an academic perspective. I thank you in advance for any information you are willing to provide.

    Dave Brewer
    Greenville NC

  2. Dave,
    Thanks for the inquiry and apologies for the late reply. The kobudo that we practice all comes to us from Seiyu Oyata. Certainly much of what he was taught came from Uhugushuku but he also spent many years in the Shiguru Nakamura’s dojo and was introduced to a wider array of kata at that time too. This is why we share some of the same kata as those studied by students of the late Odo sensei – another member of the Nakamura dojo.

    Having said all that, what seems to really differentiate our kobudo is how we actually handle the weapons – there are a lot more subtleties and hand changes than I have seen in most styles.

    If you practice kobudo, you should come to Raleigh some time and we can exchange ideas and techniques.

  3. Also, in re-reading your question, I think I should clarify that the Uhughshuku who taught Oyata has no connection to Ufuchiku kobudo that I know of – different man, different style.

  4. Dave Brewer said:

    thank you for the clarification–have never been sure of the different kobudo styles mentioned—is there a good bio for either man or at least a lineage chart available?