武 kanji on a wall in Inuyama
The Chinese character for "warrior" was displayed on a wall of a random house in Inuyama, Japan

Visited many RKHSK Dojos while in Japan during Summer 2011

Some time ago I returned form the two month journey in Japan. During that time I had the privilege to visit all of the branches of Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozonshinkokai. It took some time to upload the pictures of those visits to Flickr, but they are finally there.

Right at the beginning of May, the annual Kyoto Taikai demonstrations took place in Kyoto. At Shimogamo Jinja Ryukyu Kobujutsu was displayed, with Bo, Kamaand Tekko. Each weapon had parts of their respective kata and kumite curriculum demonstrated.

Within that two months the following branch dojos were visited, some of them more than once:

During this time I started to grasp the idea of students debt to their teachers. It is huge.