Yamane -ryu Kobudo
Yamane -ryu Kobudo
Koryu Uchinadi Newcastle's Kobudo classes are held after our normal training on Saturday morning.
Due to the nature of the training students wishing to attend will need to meet the following requirements.
Senior KU students - all belt ranks
Youth KU students - Orange belt and above, and minimum of 10 years old
Students who pay for 2 or more classes per week can attend the weapons class at no additional cost. Students who pay for 1 class per week can upgrade to 2 or more classes to attend the weapons class or elect to pay a casual fee when attending the weapons class.
Casual weapons class - Senior - $20.00 or Youth - $15.00 per class.
The weapons class is not available for Junior students or youth students who do not meet the age/belt rank requirements.
Shihan Bob King is a direct student of Hanshi Patrick McCarthy and teaches Hanshi Patrick McCarthys school of Yamane-ryu which is a martial arts system using traditional Okinawan weapons.
Given the name Yamane-ryu by Chinen Masami (1898-1976), the grandson of Chinen Sanda, the term brings together three separate Chinese ideograms:
- Yama meaning 'mountain'
- Ne meaning 'foundation or root'
- Ryu meaning 'stream'
The term was simply intended to describe the locale in Shuri's Samukawa village from whence Chinen's tradition came. This translates to the 'Style from the base of the mountain'.
Chinen Sanda's most prominent student was Oshiro (Ogusuku) Chojo. Hanshi McCarthy's teacher, O'Sensei Kinjo Hiroshi, was a direct student under Master Oshiro Chojo.
Training consists of various exercises to teach the fundamental techniques of each weapon as well as kata (solo exercises) and 2 person/partner exercises. As well as the training improving ones physical fitness and mental well being, the principles learnt through Kodudo training are applicable to 'empty hand' (karate) training as well.
Read more about the history and lineage http://www.koryu-uchinadi.com/yamane-ryu/
Eku - boat oar
The Tinbe-Rochin consists of a shield and spear. It is one of the least known Okinawan weapons. The Tinbe (shield) can be made of various materials but is commonly found in vine or cane, metal, or classically, from a turtle shell (historically, the Ryukyu Islands primary source of food, fishing, provided a reliable supply of turtle shells). The shield size is generally about 45 cm long and 38 cm wide. The Rochin (short spear) is cut with the length of the shaft being the same distance as the forearm to the elbow. The spearhead then protrudes from the shaft and can be found in many differing designs varying from spears to short swords and machete-style implements.