|Professor Flo Teule, PhD (1st dan) trains in karate with Dan Graffius (2nd dan)|
Karate and Kobudo have been inseparable since the King Shoshin of Okinawa outlawed bladed
weapons in the 15th Century. Only recently have many schools stopped teaching the art of kobudo.
At the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa, traditions live on and we practice many Okinawan
weapons and Japanese samurai weapons along with karate. Here Ryan Harden is training with Tonfa.
|Sensei Bill Borea (2nd dan) trains with Professor Neal Adam, |
PhD (5th dan) with bo and tonfa.
|Sempai Rich Mendolia trains with Sensei Paula Borea (2nd dan) using katana (sword) and |
naginata (pole-mounted sword).