Who Are We?
Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International – UK Branch is UK’s official Organisation representing Sensei Franco Sanguinetti (Hachi Dan – 8th Dan) who is one of the western world’s highest ranked Sensei in Matayoshi Kobudo. Therefore, we are affiliated to one of the largest Matayoshi organisations in the world today; Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International (MKKI) – see link: International Dojos.
Sanguinetti Sensei was a direct student of Matayoshi Shinpo Sensei, and was awarded a menkyo (teaching licence) by Matayoshi Sensei.
Before Matayoshi’s passing in 1998, Sanguinetti Sensei made a promise to him to preserve and promote his teaching. This he does by spreading the knowledge through his worldwide dojos.
So, if you are a martial artist, or a beginner, who would like to train in the traditional Matayoshi Kobudo style as passed down from Sensei Matayoshi then please take some time and read through our website. Moreover, if you are interested in becoming a member of our organisation, no matter what experience you have, then please contact us we would like to hear from you.
Matayoshi Kobudo ...
Matayoshi Kobudo is the study of Okinawan Weapons, and is one of the oldest Kobudo Styles practiced today. This unique martial art dates back over 9 generations within the Matayoshi Family. This art form as we know it came from two remarkable instructors, Master Matayoshi Shinko (father) and Master Matayoshi Shinpo (son), who dedicated their lives to leave us the Legacy of their style. The late Sensei Matayoshi Shinpo who was considered the highest authority on Okinawan weapons in the world.
Matayoshi Kobudo In the UK.
There are a lot of hybrid systems of this kobudo in the UK, but our system is the official Matayoshi Kobudo, with a good pedigree being directly linked to the MKKI headed by Sanguinetti Sensei (8th Dan). As a result, our UK Branch has regular instruction by Sanguinetti Sensei. Furthermore, our members have the opportunity to study the system in Okinawa, or at any of the worldwide MKKI dojos.
Prospective Students and Instructors: Find Out more…
Our MKKI – UK branch is keen to welcome prospective new students and instructors that want to learn this martial art. No matter what martial art style you are, or just a pure beginner, our branch will welcome you. So, if you want to learn or perhaps to be instructor in Matayoshi Kobudo as recognised by MKKI, then contact our Head UK Office:
Telephone: 0780 782 7978
Please feel free to take some time and purse the Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International – UK Branch web site.
Why not join us and Learn Authentic Matayoshi Kobudo & Become an Affiliated Member to the Worldwide Organisation the Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International.
Some of the information and photos within this web site are courtesy of Sensei Franco Sanguinetti, 8th Dan, MKKI Website.