Sunday, November 23, 2008

Eku or Weeku (= an oar) of Ryukyu Kobudo

琉球古武道 ウェーク(櫂) Eku or Weeku (= an oar)

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Eku or Weeku is an Okinawan word for an oar. It becomes a weapon in Ryukyu Kobudo. My teacher learned most of Ryukyu Kobudo including Eku from Shimpo Matayoshi. Recently I have got a message from my friend that he would like to see my Eku Kata, so this morning I performed it in the park and made this video clip. Now it is autumn here in Japan.