Okinawan Kobudo Weapons Course – Sai, Tonfa, Kama, Sword

Okinawan Kobudo Weapons Course: Sai, Tonfa, Kama, Sword

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In this ultimate weapons bundle, you will delve deep into the traditionally inspired movements of kama, sai, sword, and tonfa. These weapons, used in ancient Okinawa, teach coordination, using a weapon as an extension of your body, focus, control, and grace. You will learn competition style kobudo, which means there is some modernized flair and aesthetics in the forms. The root strikes and blocks are still relevant, and can be translated to combat practice. This is a unique opportunity to train in multiple weapons, on your own time, from the instruction of Sensei Michael Hodge.

These are the original Ultimate Training DVDs filmed in 2008. The audio and video quality if not as crisp as what you find in our newest releases, and in the Global Martial Arts University. The instruction and material covered is still very useful, and we continue to have students from around the world learning and enjoying these programs. This is a unique value bundle sale, in which you can get all of this content at a much lower price than normal.

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The DVD Edition is no longer available. You can still purchase the Digital Edition of this course.

Beginner Competition Sai


This particular title, Ultimate Training: Beginner Competition Sai, is a comprehensive DVD teaching incredibly impressive competition style sai. This title will build the foundation for your competition sai training. Here is a quick overview of what you will learn:

  • Intro to Sai – what type to get, where to hold, basic principles
  • Beginner Techniques – blocks, punches, stabs, slashes, and more
  • Beginner Competition Form (Kata) – an amazing competition style sai form incorporating all techniques learned within this volume.

Advanced Competition Sai


This is the second volume in the series, Ultimate Training: Competition Sai. This title will add on to your existing sai foundation by teaching new, exciting, extreme techniques; which are then strung together into an unbeatable competition form. Here is a quick overview of what you will learn:

  • Advanced Sai Techniques – spins, power moves, jumping kicks, twirls
  • Advanced Competition Form – guaranteed to win
  • How to Make Any Form Dynamic.



his particular DVD, Ultimate Training: Sword, will teach you exciting, traditional, and dynamic competition style sword techniques. This title is instructed by martial arts weapons black belt Michael Hodge. Within the DVD he teaches the basics to his famous winning techniques. Here is an overview of what you will learn:

  • Intro to Sword – basic principles and ideas
  • Sword Techniques – blocks, stances, thrusts, slashes, twirls, and more competition style techniques
  • Tips – for competition excellence and increasing your swordsmanship

Sword Form


This particular DVD, Ultimate Training: Sword Form, will teach you an excellent, dynamic, competition style sword form. The techniques used in the form are those from the first volume in the series – Ultimate Training: Sword. Here is an overview of what is on the DVD:

  • A Basic Competition Sword Form
  • The Form is Broken Down into Four Sequences – each sequence is demonstrated from multiple angles, speeds, and with expert instruction
  • Extra Sword Tips – This DVD is also loaded with tons of tips to improve your sword abilities

Beginner Kamas


This particular DVD, Ultimate Training: Beginner Kamas will help you build a solid foundation for you kamas training. This DVD does not show off by teaching you un-learnable, flashy combos like the others, but breaks down each technique individually for maximum knowledge gain. Here is an overview of what is on the DVD:

  • Intro to the Kama – what it is, basic principles, grips
  • Beginner Techniques – strikes, stabs, combos, stances
  • A Full Competition Form – broken down piece by piece, excellent for building your dynamic skills with this remarkable weapon

Advanced Kamas


Ultimate Training: Advanced Kamas is designed to give you an edge. Now that you have your basics mastered (taught in Beginner Kamas), you are ready to learn advanced, flashy, competition style techniques, combos, and kicks. Here is an overview of what you will learn:

  • Advanced Kama Techniques – hyper combos, twirls, tricks
  • Flying Kicks – competition style kicks mixed with kama elements
  • Full Advanced Competition Form – use it to help build your own original tournament winning kata

Competition Tonfa: Basic Techniques


Competition Tonfa: Basic Techniques is the perfect way to get introduced to the tonfa. This DVD will build a strong foundation for excellent techniques, with a competition style essence. Here is an overview of what you will learn:

  • Introduction – choosing a weapon, grips, principles
  • Swing Maneuvers – how to properly handle the tonfa in motion
  • Basic Strikes – punch, cross strikes, and more
  • Basic Blocks – learn important blocks along with practical application
  • Simple to Follow – every technique is shown from multiple angles, slow mo, and taught precisely by the instructor

Competition Tonfa: Beginner Form


Competition Tonfa: Beginner Form will teach you a complete form from start to finish. Using the maneuvers that you learned in the “Basic Techniques” DVD, Sensei Michael Hodge will precisely instruct this excellent, exciting beginner tonfa form. Here is an overview of what you will learn:

  • Beginner Tonfa Form
  • Sections – broken down into four different sequences
  • Simple – every sequence is taught thoroughly, with multiple angles, and speeds
  • Follow Along – a revolutionary form walkthrough, so you can practice along with the instructor

Advanced Competition Tonfa


Advanced Competition Tonfa will bring your tonfa skill set to a very high level. This DVD is packed with never before seen techniques; along with an original competition form. Here is an overview of what you will learn:

  • New Extreme Techniques  finger rolls, flips, tricks
  • Advanced Combos – impressive combos for competition
  • Advanced Tonfa Form – dynamic form for competition
  • Comprehensive – every sequence is taught thoroughly, with multiple angles, and speeds
  • Follow Along – a revolutionary form walkthrough, so you can practice along with the instructor

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the digital edition?

Immediately after your purchase, you can watch the videos in any browser or in the mobile app. You can stream the videos or download them for offline viewing.

Can you earn rank in this Okinawan Kobudo program?

No. At this point in time, we do not offer a full ranking system for these weapons. This is purely for at-home training. We might expand our kobudo training program in the future and offer an official ranking program. If you are interested in earning real rank in a weapon, check out our Ultimate Chuks or Ultimate Bo programs.