Welcome to Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International UK Branch.....

KamadanaWe are the ONLY official UK's Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International website (MKKI-UK) representing the Matayoshi Family dojo in Okinawa, Japan.

Therefore we are affiliated to the Matayoshi Kodokan dojo in Okinawa, Japan via the western Honbu Dojo the MKKI in USA (www.bushikan.com), headed by Sensei Franco Sanguinetti (7th Dan).

Our aim is to preserve the teachings of Matayoshi Sensei as instructed by the Matayoshi Family through Sanguinetti Sensei. 

If you are a martial artists who likes to train in traditional style weapons then please take some time and read through our website. We are also keen to expand our membership for instructors and students alike from any discipline. So if you are interested in becoming a member of our organisation then please contact us.

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.


The system of Kobudo has been handed down from the later Matayoshi Shinpo Sensei to his son the current Soke of the Matayoshi Kodokan dojo, Matayoshi Yasushi Soke. His guidance and spiritual support is very important to the Kodokan in Naha, Okinawa.


Matayoshi Kobudo In the UK.

KuwaThere are a lot of hybrid systems of this kobudo in the UK, but our system is the official Matayoshi Kobudo, with a good pedigree as endorsed by the Kodokan in Japan. Our UK branch is associated to the Kodokan over in Japan via the Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International (MKKI); headed by one of Kodokan’s top western instructors Sensei Franco Sanguinetti, 7th Dan.

The style has been passed down from Matayoshi Shinpo Sensei and Matayoshi Shinko Sensei to the current Kodokan head Matayoshi Yashushi Soke and Itokazu Seisho Kancho.

Although kobudo is practiced by many in the UK, Matayoshi Kobudo is becoming more popular with more dojo's affiliating to the Matayoshi style via one of Kodokan’s International highest ranked instructors Franco Sanguinetti Sensei (7th Dan).

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Prospective Students and Instructors: Find Out more…

Nunti InstructionOur 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 and perhaps instruct in Matayoshi Kobudo as recognised by the Kodokan in Japan 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 Kodokan in Japan!

Some of the information and photos within this web site are courtesy of Franco Sanguinetti Sensei, 7th Dan, www.bushikan.com

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