RYU KYU KOBUDO TESSHINKAN
Hidemi Tamayose, Kyoshi, 9th Dan
Instructor of the Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan
seen pictured here with me during a three day kobudo
summer camp held in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada,
and once again hosted by Sensei Martin Nicholson, 4th
Dan, Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan. Sensei Nicholson is the
Chief Instructor for Goju-Ryu Karate and Okinawan Kobudo,
at Kado Martial Arts, in Qualicum Beach, British
- I am very pleased
to have been granted membership in the Ryukyu Kobudo
Tesshinkan, and to have the opportunity to study this
ancient Okinawan art under the guidance of such an
excellent kobudo teacher as Sensei Tamayose.
- Where ever he
travels Tamayose sensei brings to those students
fortunate enough to train with him, a wealth of
knowledge, and his passion for all that the art of
Okinawan kobudo has to offer, plus, he has that rare gift
of being able to truly convey his message, and the art of
kobudo to all students, regardless of their rank.
Master of the art of Okinawan Kobudo
- One of the finest
Okinawan weapons Masters teaching the art of traditional
kobudo in the world today is Sensei Hidemi Tamayose,
Kyoshi, 9th Dan, President of the Ryukyu Kobudo
Tesshinkan. In 1982 Tamayose sensei
began studying directly under Akamine sensei at the Hozon
Shinko Kai Hombu Dojo.
one of the senior students Tamayose sensei was ranked 7th
Dan, by his teacher Sensei Akamine, and Hatchi, 8th Dan,
by the Okinawa Ken Karate Do Rengo Kai, and he served as
the Chairman of the Board of Directors until the death of
Akamine sensei in 1999.
- Sensei Tamayose, in
order to perpetuate Ryukyu Kobudo in the manner in which
he had been specifically taught by his teacher Sensei
Akamine, formed the "Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan"
on May 22, 1999 and today when ever possible he travels
the world promoting Okinawan Kobudo to his affiliated
- In October 2004
Tamayose sensei was awarded the rank of 9th Dan.
the clouds - see the way.
objective of karate-do is to contribute to the evolution
the human spirit through physical and mental training."