Okinawan Kobudō refers to the weapon systems of ancient Okinawan martial arts. It is a popular story that Okinawan farming and fishing tools evolved into weapons due to restrictions placed upon the peasants by the Satsuma samurai clan when the island of Okinawa was made a part of Japan, which forbade them from carrying arms.
Okinawan kobudō systems were shaped by indigenous Okinawan techniques that arose within noble class, and by imported methods from China and Southeast Asia. The majority of Okinawan Kobudō traditions that survived the difficult times during and following World War II were preserved and handed down by Taira Shinken (Ryukyu Kobudo) and Shinko Matayoshi (Matayoshi Kobudo). Other noted masters who developed Okinawan Kobudō include Shigeru Nakamura, Shinpo Matayoshi and Seikichi Odo, among others.
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