SATO HA RENGO KOKUSAI KOBUDO
Kobudo is the art of using simple implements as weapons of self-defense. In ancient times peasants were not allowed to carry any weapons so they relied on their open hand techniques and what they knew to protect themselves. To increase their chances of survival they looked around for something they could use to protect themselves. Usually, these objects were farm implements they had readily at hand. To be successful with these objects they had to practice and this practice led to a system that allowed others to begin the journey of successfully protecting their families with the use of weapons derived from farm tools. The influence of trade with China not only influenced the empty hand (karate) techniques but also the Kobudo techniques and kata.
Sato Ha Kobudo allows anyone who has not taken any martial art to begin the journey, learning slowly and methodically. It also allows for experienced martial artists to advance to belts once the basics are learned. At each belt level, a new weapon is introduced and the previous weapon is expanded on.