Prepared Martial Arts is a safe and professionally-minded school that teaches Okinawan karate and kobudo as well as women’s self-defense classes. We have a fun way of teaching our curriculum-focused content that preserves the art of the old warriors way of training from Ryukyu Islands (current day Okinawa) dating back prior to 1879. We call this RYUKODO.
The warrior class of the Ryukyu Kingdom in history trained first with weapons (kobudo) and when those tools were not in use they were automatically were skilled anyway (empty hand). Much of our life protection training is with the classical kobudo weapons: Bo, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Sai and Tanbo, to name a few. Defense training is then focused on its relationship to empty hand technique. This is perfect for teaching youth and adults how to defend themselves and it’s a fun and unique way to learn as well.