THE RYU KYU KOBUDO TESSHINKAN
 
My kobudo teacher
Sensei Hidemi Tamayose, Kyoshi, 9th Dan
Chief Instructor of the Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan
 
Tamayose sensei is 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 Columbia, Canada.
 
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.
 
A 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.
 
As 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 dojos.
 
In October 2004 Tamayose sensei was awarded the rank of 9th Dan.
 
Part the clouds - see the way.
 
"The objective of karate-do is to contribute to the evolution
of the human spirit through physical and mental training."
Sensei Peter Lindsay
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