Hiroshi Akamine Sensei Hanshi 9th Dan 
Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan

The dojo celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. The Shimbukan Dojo was first opened in 1971 by Eisuke Akamine Sensei who was a student of Ryukyu Kobudo Senseis Shinken Taira and Seiichiro Higa. In 1999 Eisuke Akamine Sensei passed away and the Shimbukan Dojo was taken over by his son Hiroshi Akamine Sensei who is Chairman of the Shimbukan. Currently, Hiroshi Akamine Sensei holds Hanshi Kyu Dan (9th degree black belt) of the Ryukyu Traditional Martial Arts and Hanshi Kyu Dan (9th degree black belt) of Shorinryu Karate Do. Every year, students from all over the world come to Okinawa to train at the Shimbukan. At the dojo, one can focus on the basics and learn how to use weapons such as the bo, sai, nunchaku, tonfa, eiku, and many more. Hiroshi Akamine Sensei has traveled abroad several times holding seminars, and he is committed to the continued development of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo overseas.

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Dojo info

Dojo NameRyukyu Kobudo Shimbukan
StyleRyukyu Kobudo
AreaTomigusuku

・Strictly learn kihon, kata and applied movements of Ryukyu Kobudo.
・Effectively use the Bo, Sai, Nunchaku, Tonfa, Tekko, Eku, Tinbe, and Sickle.

Master info
NameHiroshi Akamine
GradeRyukyu Kobudo 9th dan, Shorin-Ryu 9th dan
Position
  • President of the Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan
  • Vice President of Okinawa Karate and Kobudo Federation

The dojo will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Shimbukan Dojo was first opened in 1971 by Eisuke Akamine Sensei who was a student of Ryukyu Kobudo Senseis Shinken Taira and Seiichiro Higa. In 1999 Eisuke Akamine Sensei passed away and the Shimbukan Dojo was taken over by his son Hiroshi Akamine Sensei who is Chairman of the Shimbukan. Currently, Hiroshi Akamine Sensei holds Hanshi Kyu Dan (9th degree black belt) of the Ryukyu Traditional Martial Arts and Hanshi Kyu Dan (9th degree black belt) of Shorinryu Karate Do. Every year, students from all over the world come to Okinawa to train at the Shimbukan. At the dojo, one can focus on the basics and learn how to use weapons such as the bo, sai, nunchaku, tonfa, eiku, and many more. Hiroshi Akamine Sensei has traveled abroad several times holding seminars, and he is committed to the continued development of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo overseas.

Lesson info

Program・Kobudo Private Class
・Kobudo Group Class 
Technological systemRyukyu Kobudo Kihon  Kata, Yakusoku kumite
Lesson time・20:00-22:00 (Monday and Thursday)
・10:00-12:00 (Monday to Sunday)
Fee (not incuding TAX)Group lesson   6,000 JPY 
Private lesson 20,000 JPY
Rule・Black belt or your own belt if available
・Respect the Grand Master and other students (if any).
Requirement・Your own drink
・Towel
Photo & videoPhoto X
Video X
*Prohibited during training
*Sensei’s permission required
CertificateAgeshio version:○
*1 time traning ok
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