Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan

Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan Badge


Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan is a very new association but has a strong international presence.   This website serves two purposes, firstly to introduce newcomers to the art and secondly to provide a platform for current members to keep connected to the association.  I have recently taken over as webmaster and welcome lots of input.  We have members from Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania so I am looking forward to information and articles from all over the world.

What is Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan?

Akamine Hiroshi Kaicho

The Shimbukan Dojo was first opened in 1971 by Eisuke Akamine Sensei.  He taught, both traditional Ryukyu Kobudo and Shorin Ryu Karate.  In 1999 Eisuke Akamine Dai Sensei passed away and the Shimbukan Dojo was taken over by his son Hiroshi Akamine Sensei.  In 2012 Akamine Sensei decided to resign from his previous association and started the Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan Association.

Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan teaches traditional weapons martial arts.  Weapons taught are Bo, Sai, Nunchaku, Tekko, Tunfa, Tinbe, Kama and Ekku.

Site Admin

Hello to all the Shibu Dojo Leaders.  Akamine Sensei has asked me to remind everyone that it is time to send in the annual Shibu registration fee.  Please do so at your earliest convenience. 

Also, please visit our new platform at  The new platform is being built by Mr. Will DuChene, a Kobudo student and IT specialist in MN, USA.  It is in response to the ever more dynamic needs of our growing organization.  With the number of Shibu and Dokokai rapidly approaching 60 locations globally it was no longer possible to keep up with changes via a static web page.  The new platform will allow a rich feature set found in most social media sites like Facebook.  This includes self editing and publishing as well as calendars and event pages.  This will also include a means to request and pay for stays and special training sessions at the Hombu, cross selling of items made during seminars like t-shirts, online Dan Grade advancement review, and so fourth.  The page will also include grade appropriate content for review and reference.  Please register if you have not done so already.

Please feel free to contact me on the Contact page with any queries.