Wilmington Karate Club  
Teaching Shorin-ryu Karate and Kobudo since 1989
612 West E Street
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 626-0625
welder@wilmkarateclub.com

Kobudo

Bo
Bo

The bo is a wooden staff generally about six foot long.  May have originally been used across shoulders with baskets or sacks hanging from either end.
Bo Kata taught at Wilmington Karate Club are Shuji no kon, Choun no kon, Sakagawa no kon, and Sunakake no kon
Sai
Sai
The sai is a three pronged metal truncheon. This weapon can be thown. The sai kata taught at Wilmingon Karate Club is Tsukenshitahaku no sai.
Tonfa
Tonfa
Tonfa is a wooden weapon that was originally a mill handle. It is the model for the modern police batons known as PR-24.
The tonfa kata taught at Wilmington Karate Club is Hama Higa no tonfa.
Kama
Kama
Kama originally a farming sickle. is the only bladed weapon we teach.
The kama kata taught at the Wilmington karate club are Tozan no kama and Kanegawa no kama.
Nunchaku
Nunchaku
Nunchaku is a weapon consisting of two pieces of wood joined by a chord.  Was thought to have originally been used as a flail to thresh grain,
 or a horse's bit. The Nunchaku Kata taught at the Wilmington Karate Club are nunchaku sho, and Kubagawa no nicho nunchaku.
Eku
Eku
Eku is a weapon originally used as a boat oar. The eku kata taught at the Wilmington Karate Club is Tsuken Aka Chu no Eku.
Tinbe and Rochin
TinbeRochin
Tinbe and rochin is a shield made from turtle shell, cane, or metal, and short spear, stick, or blade.
The Tinbe and Rochin kata taught at Wilmington Karate Club is Kanegawa no tinbe.
Nitanbo
Nitanbo
Nitanbo are two short sticks about two feet long. The Nitanbo kata taught at Wilmington Karate Club are Nitanbo no ho and Kuda no nitanbo.