Discover Japan - Japanese Martial Arts (Okinawa Kobudo and Seido Karate)

11:00-12:00pm:  Okinawan Kobudo Demonstration (with Austin Okinawa Karate)

Austin Okinawan Karate chief instructor Ty Yocham and his students invite community people to a kobudo demonstration.
Kobudo, or “old martial arts,” refers to the traditional weapons used in the Ryukyu Kingdom, which is now Okinawa.
The practioners will discuss the evolution and use of popular martial art weapons including the 6-foot staff, nunchaku, tonfa and sai. Participants will also learn about lesser-known Chinese weapons adopted by Okinawan fighters, and examine farming and fishing implements adapted for defensive use by the people of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The presenters will demonstrate basic movements that illustrate the most common or unique attributes of these fighting implements, and answer questions.

12:15-1:15pm:  Japaense Traditioanl Seido Karate (with Sun Dragon Martial Arts & Self Defense)

Black belts from Sun Dragon Martial Arts and Self Defense will present a demonstration of the traditional Japanese Seido Karate style. The demonstration will include formal kata, defenses against knives, and tameshiwari (breaking). Participants will have the opportunity to learn some basic techniques too!
Non-profit Sun Dragon Martial Arts and Self Defense teaches non-violent karate and practical violence prevention to children and adults of all ages. Seido Karate is designed to foster healthy minds, bodies, and communities. The self defense program emphasizes personal empowerment and skills to reduce violence and create peace.

Open to the public and Free event

St. Edward's campus map  

The purple dot is where two demonstartions will be presenting, it is located outdoor stage (Ragdale Lawn) bewteen Holy Cross Hall and Ragsdale Center.


October 26th, 2017 11:00 AM   through   12:00 AM
St. Edward's University
3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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