OKINAWA KOBUDO DOUSHI RENSEI-KAI®

 

The Official Site for the World Wide OKDR® Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to the OKDR®

 

 
Contact OKDR® President Neil Stolsmark  

 

 

Upcoming OKDR® Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all that attended

The 4th Annual OKDR® Kobudo Training and Friendship Gasshuku

Great training - Great fun!

 

 
 

Photo Gallery

 

South Africa Trip 2012

Accredited Dojo Group Photos

Gasshuku 2013 Group Photo

 

 

 

 

updated 11/14/2013

we endeavor to update quarterly

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Karate Master's Portrait Project"

Sensei's Gakiya and Stolsmark

Chris Wilson photographer,

April 18, 2013 Nago, Okinawa Japan

 

 

 

The Meaning of the Crest:

 

The symbol in the center is called “Hidari Mitsu-Domoe (three souls circling clockwise) which is the crest of Ryukyu(Okinawa) royal families, and we decorate nine crowns around the symbol. 

 

Our crest expresses the hope that Okinawa Kobudo, the traditional Okinawa martial arts, will expand and develop through out the world by Kushu-Rengyou and Kugyou-Kyukyoku of our comrades.

 

Kushu-Rengyou:  Be skilled in martial arts through many years of training.

 

Kugyou-Kyukyoku:  Master the true martial arts through unbearable practice.

 

 *Nine crowns and Kushu-Rengyou, Kugyou-Kyukyoku

Nine crowns express Kushu-Rengyou and Kugyou-Kyukyoku  by using the same beginning sounds of each of the words. (Nine is pronounced “Ku” in Japanese).

 

 

As of February 22nd 2013

"OKINAWA KOBUDO DOUSHI RENSEI-KAI"

"OKDR" and the nine crown crest symbol are "Registered Trademarks" of the organization and can not be reproduced

without express written permission from OKDR President Neil Stolsmark.