Ryu Kon Kai Karate and Kobudo (Okinawan Weapons)

The Okinawan Ryukyu Ryu Kon Kai Association has devoted itself to the practice and training of various martial arts weapons such as: Bo, Sai, Tonfa, Tekko, Nunchaku, Kama and Eku, because the association regards Kobudo as a traditional Budo just like Karate.

Ryu Kon Kai Kobudo stresses the importance of the skill of perfect self defence and the power to kill the opponent with a single blow and urges it’s members to master them through the hard training of one Kata after another.

At the same time, the association emphasises the importance of acquiring the mental and spiritual power – the sense of life and death – through their training. The beauty of Kata and Budo is developed into the higher level of beauty and power only through stability and smooth movement of the lower part of the body. The Katas of Karate and Kobudo are inevitably essential to Budo from the historical point of view.

Up until 40 years ago, each master learned only one kata and took it to a country and taught it there. Those masters were quiet old and because they were dispersed around the island, it was quite difficult to collect the Katas of the masters. The Katas were, however, finally collected and the collection of the Katas became the foundation of the Ryu Kon Kai.

Ryu Kon Kai was first brought to Australia by Sensei Robert Slywa in 2003 after being personally trained by Grand Master Iha Kotaro 10th Dan Hanshi, founder of Okinawa Ryukyu Ryu Kon Kai.

Students who train Ryu Kon Kai at Bujutsu Martial Arts and Fitness Centre, are lucky enough to train a traditional and legitimate system of karate and kobudo exactly like it is taught in Okinawa.

Sensei Mark travels to Okinawa two times a year where he trains with Grand Master Kotaro Iha and Master Mitsutada Iha. Sensei Mark is proud to uphold the Okinawan traditions in his teachings.

Sensei Mark regularly takes students with him to Okinawa (the birth place of karate and kobudo). His students really enjoy these trips and the experience of training karate and kobudo in Okinawa.

Ryu Kon Kai Dan grades are registered in Okinawa and are internationally recognised.

Ryu Kon Kai Kobudo Kata

Fukyu Bo

Shushi No Kon
Choun No Kon
Sakugawa No Kon
Chiken No Kon
Kei Bo Jitsu

Nicho Sai
Ishikagwa No Sai

Tuifa Jitsu
Toma No Tuifa

Ishikagwa No Kama

Fukyu Nunchaku
Nunchaku Jutsu

Tekko Jitsu

Sansetsu Kun Jutsu

Chiken No Eku

Partner Drills

Dani Kihon

Kumi Bo

Nicho Sai Kitea

Choun No Kun Bunkai

Ryu Kon Kai Karate Kata

Fukyugata Ichi

Fuykyugata Ni

Fukyugata San

Naihanchi Shodan

Naihanchi Nidan

Pinan Shodan

Pinan Nidan

Pinan Sandan

Pinan Yondan

Pinan Godan


8thKyu – Yellow Belt

Bo:Fukyu Kata          Nunchaku:Fukyu Nunchaku

7thKyu – Yellow Belt

Bo:Fukyu Kata, Sushi No Kun      Nunchaku:Fukyu Nunchaku

6thKyu – Green Belt

Bo:Fukyu Kata, Sushi No Kun, Choun No Kun      Nunchaku:Fukyu Nunchaku

5thKyu – Green Belt

Bo:Fukyu Kata, Sushi No Kun, Choun No Kun      Nunchaku:Fukyu Nunchaku, Nunchaku Jutsu   Sai:Nicho Sai

4thKyu – Green Belt

Bo:Fukyu Kata, Sushi No Kun, Choun No Kun, Dai Ni Kihon      Nunchaku:Fukyu Nunchaku, Nunchaku Jutsu   Sai:Nicho Sai

3rdKyu – Brown Belt

Bo:Fukyu Kata, Sushi No Kun, Choun No Kun, Dai Ni Kihon, Choun No Kun Bunkai     Nunchaku:Fukyu Nunchaku, Nunchaku Jutsu   Sai:Nicho Sai

2ndKyu Brown Belt

Bo:Fukyu Kata, Sushi No Kun, Choun No Kun, Dai Ni Kihon, Choun No Kun Bunkai, Sakugawa No Kun, Kumi Bo      Nunchaku:Fukyu Nunchaku, Nunchaku Jutsu   Sai:Nicho Sai, Nicho Sai Kitae   Tuifa: Tuifa Jutsu

1stKyu Brown Belt

Same as 2nd Kyu. But better understanding and execution.

Shodan – First Degree Black Belt

Plus: Kei Bo:Kei Bo Jutsu

Nidan – Second Degree Black Belt

Plus: Sai:Ischichawgwa NoSai

Sandan – Third Degree Black Belt

Plus: Bo:Chiken No Kun  Tuifa:Toma No Tuifa    Tekko:Tekko Jutsu

Yondan – Fourth Degree Black Belt

Plus: Eku:Chiken no eku

Godan – Fifth Degree Black Belt

Plus: Kama: Ishichagwa No Kama


Kihon Warm Up Drill

Jodan, Kubi and Gedan – Striking in a straight line


Fukyu Kata

Kai Bo Jitsu

Partner Drills

Choun No Kun Bunkai