Karatedo 空手道

We train in Ikemiyagi Ryu. This is the Okinawa Goju Ryu Meibukan karate of Kaicho Ikemiyagi Masaaki. Kaicho Ikemiyagi was a senior student of Dai Sensei Metoku Yagi the founder of Meibukan who himself was a senior student of the father of karate Sensei Chojun Miyagi. After the death of Sensei Miyagi his family presented the founders gi and obe to Dai Sensei.

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Kobudo 古武道

Okinawa kobudo is the art of weaponry. The weapons are those that could be adapted or fashioned from everyday items. Contradictory stories exist of the development of both karate and kobudo in Okinawa. However there is agreement that under the reign of king Sho Shin (1477-1526) the possession and carrying of weapons in public was prohibited for anyone except the royal military. Then in 1603 Japanese samurai from the Satsuma domain invaded Okinawa and again banned the upper class (Pechin) from carrying weapons.


Every year Kancho Wong travels to Okinawa to train with his karate and kobudo masters.
Students are encouraged to attend these trips to experience training with some of Okinawa's most senior karate and kobudo masters in the birthplace of karate.