Bojutsu is the art of the long staff or rokushaku (1.8m) bo. Bojutsu is based on a variety of techniques from traditional Japanese polearms, Ryukyu Kobudo (Okinawan classical arts) as well as original techniques devised by Obata Kaiso. The principles that guide the use of the bo are very similar to those of the yari (spear) and naginata (glaive).


The bojutsu curriculum consists of suburi (Bo swinging exercises, body movement and footwork), kata (Solo forms), and kumite (partner drills). Bojutsu requires dynamic use of whole body power. As students progress they develop a more powerful and flexible use of the shoulders and hips and a more precise sense of timing and distance.