Karate Weapons Collection
This is a partial list of the rare, historic and/or interesting weapons in the Hawaii Karate Museum collection. Click on images below for larger versions and descriptions (including who crafted by and donor).
A wealth of information about Kobudo and Kobujutsu is available online. Some of the finest sites are:
- Don Cunningham's E-budokai.com website, which features his fine collection of antique Japanese arms and weapons, including jutte, tessen, hachiwari, polearms, and armor. He also has an excellent article on the yawara-bo. His latest book is Taiho Jutsu: Law and Order in the Age of the Samurai.
- Robert Gruzanski's Tru-Flyte Martial Arts Memorial Website, dedicated to his father, Charles V. Gruzanski (author of Spike and Chain). One of the site's pages on Masaki Ryu covers manrikigusari, kusarigama, jutte and shuriken.
- Mario McKenna's Kowakai Karatedo website. The section on the Ryukyu Kobudo Shinko Kai, contains a page on Fist-loaded Weapons of Ryukyu Kobudo covering tekko and tecchu.
- Okinawa Prefecture's Karate and Martial Arts With Weaponry website, which contains a page on Tools and Techniques of Martial Arts with Weaponry.
- Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai website, which has a page on Weapons or Buki..
- James R. Horne's Sangaku Bujutsu Kobudo Weapons.
- Peter Carbone's Weapons Connection.
- Our Rare Karate Book Collection contains many books on Kobudo.
Donations. Many weapons have been generously donated to us and we are always seeking acquisitions, particularly of older items. If you have any historic Karate weapons, books, manuals, scrolls, magazines, photographs, or other items, please consider donating or selling them to the Hawaii Karate Museum, which is part of the Hikari Institute, a Hawaii non-profit corporation and federally tax exempt organization under IRC 501(c)(3). We would really appreciate your generosity and preserve the item you donate. Please contact Charles C. Goodin at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, or send items to:
Charles C. Goodin
Hawaii Karate Museum
98-211 Pali Momi Street #640
Aiea, Hawaii 96701 USA
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