This list of Okinawan Kobudo styles comprises of dojos that were founded in the Ryukyu’s. It does not include branch systems and styles formulated outside of Okinawa.
Just like karate, Okinawan kobudo styles didn’t strictly emerge on the island until the wake of WWII. Prior to this period a number of ‘family traditions’ existed, though they most likely weren’t labeled as such until more recent times. Continue reading