Weapons Training in Wellington

Gain A Unique Skill Set & Build Fitness Through Weapons Training!

Our traditional weapons classes at Genbu-Kai Karate teach hand-eye coordination, heightened reflexes, and discipline to students from all over Wellington. Through traditional weapons training, which teaches the art of wielding weapons such as the katana, bo staff, eaku-bo (oar), nunchaku, tonfa, sai, and kama. You can develop robust physical fitness, a stronger core, and connect with new friends and mentors from across our community. 

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Why Choose Weapons Training?

Weapons training is a great way to gain an all-around skill set and improve your body control, balance, and coordination. Our professional instructors at Genbu-Kai Karate will help you learn how to use a diverse array of weapons, all in a safe and supportive environment where individuals of all ages and backgrounds can thrive.

Although some may consider weapons training unrealistic, the goal isn't solely to teach self-defense -- it's about sportsmanship, camaraderie, and developing sharper focus. Get started right here in Wellington and see the benefits for yourself!

When you take on weapons training, you gain:
  • An all-around fitness routine that's fun and dynamic
  • Insight into how to use a bo staff, nunchucks, and kama
  • Sharper focus, better balance, and improved body control
  • A supportive and uplifting community to encourage you

Weapons training is one of the most unique ways to challenge yourself and improve your fitness. Join us at Genbu-Kai Karate and take on dynamic, exciting, high-energy training close to home! Our weapons classes are split into two categories:

Kobudo

Strictly translated, the Japanese word Kobudo covers all ancient martial traditions, armed or unarmed, of Okinawa or Japan. Today, when specifically referring to Okinawan traditions, the term kobudo is most often used to describe the weapons and traditions of the Ryukyu Islands. These classes cover a diverse blend of weapon types and a mixture of techniques.

Batto

Batto is the art of cutting with a sharp (or "live" blade) sword on a bamboo, straw or tatami mats that have been soaked in water for several days. The cutting is done at a predetermined angle and the wet straw or mat simulates the resistance of a human body. This technique is similar to Iai-Do where form is practiced without actual cutting. Students of Batto practice form, accuracy and timing to increase skill and strength. Strict safety protocols are observed, and students use bokken (practice swords) until they are deemed ready for an actual blade. 

Join Us in Wellington For Traditional Weapons Training!

No matter whether you're new to Japanese weapon arts or a veteran of traditional weapons training classes, our team at Genbu-Kai Karate can help you build fitness, sharpen your focus, and establish harmony between your mind and body. Join us for your first class today and discover the most unique way to train in Wellington!

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