|Members of the Arizona Hombu dojo preparing to demonstrate kobudo|
arts to the crowd at the Carefree Arizona Pavilion on March 12th, 2016.
Part of the charter of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai is to educate the public on the benefits, traditions and history of Okinawa karate and kobudo. To accomplish this, members from various dojo of our traditional karate association periodic present public martial arts demonstrations, self-defense courses, clinics, lectures, benefits and interviews. This is in addition to our members (from beginner to the highest ranked black belts) training in a variety of traditional martial arts each week at the Arizona Hombu dojo in Mesa.
In March, 2016, members from the Arizona Hombu Dojo on Baseline Road at the border of Gilbert, Chandler and Mesa, Arizona, presented a 30-minute demonstration on traditional Okinawan and Japanese martial arts for a benefit of Pediatric Autoimmune Neurological Disorders that was held at the Carefree Pavilion in the city of Carefree at the northern edge of the Phoenix Valley.
It was a cool Saturday evening for an exciting demonstration of traditional Japanese samurai arts, traditional Okinawa Karate and Kobudo (Okinawan weapons), self-defense and a display of shitai kori (extreme Okinawan body hardening). The karate demonstration followed a performance of Taiko (Japanese drums) by Ken Koshio, and preceded an artistic performance by Jeff Zischke.
|Members of the Arizona Hombu Dojo from Mesa prepare to present Naihanchi kata to crowd at the Carefree, Arizona Pavilion.|
|Demonstration of Kobudo Bunkai in Carefree, Arizona|