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Q: Okinawan Kobudo History ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Okinawan Kobudo History
Category: Sports and Recreation
Asked by: toragirl-ga
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Posted: 16 May 2006 06:34 PDT
Expires: 23 May 2006 18:44 PDT
Question ID: 729318
I am looking for information on the history of Okinawan kobudo. I am
very familiar with the basic history and development of martial arts
on the island, but I am looking for additional resources to help me
fill in the details (this is for a grading essay). Sources as well as
insights would be appreciated.

Request for Question Clarification by boquinha-ga on 16 May 2006 09:40 PDT
Hello toragirl-ga!

I am currently working on your question and finding a lot of
interesting information. It would be helpful to know what you already
know about kobudo so that I can find new and interesting information
for you.

Please let me know how I can help.


Clarification of Question by toragirl-ga on 16 May 2006 12:08 PDT
Here are some web sites I have looked at:
I've also read the book Zen Kobudo. Most other weapons book focus on
China and Japan (e.g., sword).

I am familiar with the basic timeline and events (the 36 families in
China, the 1492 reunification of Okinawa, and the 1609 take-over by
Satsuma). I'm am trying to dig deeper into these events, and in
particular in the history from 1600 until 1900. I have a theory that,
contrary to popular myth, Okinawan weapons are not solely 'farm
implements', but were in fact weapons as well.

I'd also be interested in Okinawan Dance. I recently learned that,
like Brazillian Caporeia, dance was used to hide karate moves.
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