2018 Okinawa Bujutsu Study Tour

Every year the Gold Coast branch of the Okinawa Goju Ryu kenkyukai goes to Okinawa to train with Taira Sensei and in Kobudo with the Kinjo family.

These trips are all about the training an about learning about the Okinawan people, language and culture. Things that are all too difficult to do justice with books or videos; it's 'boots on the ground' stuff.

We train, we see the sights, we eat, drink and be merry whilst further developing our martial arts, language and research skills.

We usually only go for a week at a time so its action packed in terms of time and schedule. The next trip is January 2018 so if you are intereted please send us your details via the contacts link above. Goju Ryu stuylists preferred as that's what we are training in after all……….

Satoshi Kinjo Sensei demonstrating Kubagawa no nunchaku

Satoshi Kinjo Sensei demonstrating Kubagawa no nunchaku

Post training at the Kubagawa Dojo of the Kinjo family and the Ryukyu Kobudo Hozonkai in 2015

Post training at the Kubagawa Dojo of the Kinjo family and the Ryukyu Kobudo Hozonkai in 2015

Training with Taira sensei in 2015

Training with Taira sensei in 2015

Training at Taira Sensei's home dojo in Naha in 2015

Training at Taira Sensei's home dojo in Naha in 2015

Masaji Taira sensei, 9th dan chairman of the Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenkyukai..........contemplating what to show us next so we can much that up too

Masaji Taira sensei, 9th dan chairman of the Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenkyukai……….contemplating what to show us next so we can much that up too

kata training with Taira Sensei in Naha in 2015

kata training with Taira Sensei in Naha in 2015

kenta Kinjo sensei leading us through Kubagawa no nunchaku in 2015.

kenta Kinjo sensei leading us through Kubagawa no nunchaku in 2015.

The iconic Shuri castle

The iconic Shuri castle

Post training picture at the Kubagawa Dojo of the Kinjo family after kobudo training.

Post training picture at the Kubagawa Dojo of the Kinjo family after kobudo training.

The 2016 study group at Taira sensei's home dojo in Naha

The 2016 study group at Taira sensei's home dojo in Naha