The term kobudo literally translates as «ancient martial art» or «ancient martial way.» The Kobudo is a very old martial tradition, which includes training and practice with a variety of handguns, metallic and wooden weapons, knives and bladed and non-bladed weapons. The training with weapons in martial arts is vital as this method teaches the true value of life and emphasizes how thin is the line between life and death through knowledge of the delicate balance between the «weapon that gives life» and «weapon that takes life. »
The modern form of kobudo due to Matagiosi Sinko, son of a rich family, who decided to study martial arts. Trained from the age of 10 in Okinawa, where he grew up, until he decided to travel to China and Japan. During the years of wanderings, he trained in riding, lasso, therapeutic herbs, the Shaolin boxing and the use of weapons.