Hiroshi Akamine Sensei 
Hanshi 9th Dan 
Ryukyu Kobudo / Shorin-ryu

The dojo celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. The Shimbukan Dojo was first opened in 1971 by Eisuke Akamine Sensei who was a student of Ryukyu Kobudo Senseis Shinken Taira and Seiichiro Higa. In 1999 Eisuke Akamine Sensei passed away and the Shimbukan Dojo was taken over by his son Hiroshi Akamine Sensei who is Chairman of the Shimbukan. Currently, Hiroshi Akamine Sensei holds Hanshi Kyu Dan (9th degree black belt) of the Ryukyu Traditional Martial Arts and Hanshi Kyu Dan (9th degree black belt) of Shorinryu Karate Do. Every year, students from all over the world come to Okinawa to train at the Shimbukan. At the dojo, one can focus on the basics and learn how to use weapons such as the bo, sai, nunchaku, tonfa, eiku, and many more. Hiroshi Akamine Sensei has traveled abroad several times holding seminars, and he is committed to the continued development of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo overseas.

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Dojo info

Dojo Name
Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan
Style
Ryukyu Kobudo / Shorin-ryu
Area
Tomigusuku City

・Strictly learn kihon, kata and applied movements of Ryukyu Kobudo.
・Effectively use the Bo, Sai, Nunchaku, Tonfa, Tekko, Eku, Tinbe, and Sickle.

Master info

Name
Hiroshi Akamine
Grade
Ryukyu Kobudo 9th dan, Shorin-ryu 9th dan
Position
・President of Shimubukan
・Vice President of Okinawa Karate and Kobudo Federation

The dojo celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. The Shimbukan Dojo was first opened in 1971 by Eisuke Akamine Sensei who was a student of Ryukyu Kobudo Senseis Shinken Taira and Seiichiro Higa. In 1999 Eisuke Akamine Sensei passed away and the Shimbukan Dojo was taken over by his son Hiroshi Akamine Sensei who is Chairman of the Shimbukan. Currently, Hiroshi Akamine Sensei holds Hanshi Kyu Dan (9th degree black belt) of the Ryukyu Traditional Martial Arts and Hanshi Kyu Dan (9th degree black belt) of Shorinryu Karate Do. Every year, students from all over the world come to Okinawa to train at the Shimbukan. At the dojo, one can focus on the basics and learn how to use weapons such as the bo, sai, nunchaku, tonfa, eiku, and many more. Hiroshi Akamine Sensei has traveled abroad several times holding seminars, and he is committed to the continued development of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo overseas.

Seminar info

●The 11th Shimbukan Zoom Seminar – Tonfa: Kihon & Hamahiga no Tonfa

Participants level requirement: All levels welcome
Host: Shimbukan Headquarters Dojo
Master: Hiroshi Akamine Sensei・9th Dan
Theme: Tonfa Kihon & Hamahiga no Tonfa

Date: October 2nd, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 17:00 – 18:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Unlimited

<Seminar Program>
ZOOM OPEN: 16:45
Opening greetings: 17:00 – 17:05
Kihon: 17:05 – 17:30
Kata: 17:30 – 17:50
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 17:50 – 18:00

●The 10th Shimbukan Zoom Seminar – Nunchaku Kihon & Maezato no Kata

Participants level requirement: All levels welcome
Host: Shimbukan Headquarters Dojo
Master: Hiroshi Akamine Sensei・9th Dan
Theme: Nunchaku Kihon & Maezato no Kata

Date: August 28th, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 17:00 – 18:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Unlimited

<Seminar Program>
ZOOM OPEN: 16:45
Opening greetings: 17:00 – 17:05
Kihon: 17:05 – 17:30
Kata: 17:30 – 17:50
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 17:50 – 18:00

●The 9th Shimbukan Zoom Seminar – Bo vs Sai

Participants level requirement: All levels welcome
Host: Shimbukan Headquarters Dojo
Master: Hiroshi Akamine Sensei・9th Dan
Theme: Bo vs Sai – The 10 Techniques

Date: July 25th, 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 17:00 – 18:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Unlimited

<Seminar Program>
ZOOM OPEN: 16:45
Opening greetings: 17:00 – 17:05
Bo vs Sai – 10 Techniques: 17:05 – 17:50
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 17:50 – 18:00

●The 8th Shimbukan Zoom Seminar – Bo vs Bo

Participants level requirement: All levels welcome
Host: Shimbukan Headquarters Dojo
Master: Hiroshi Akamine Sensei・9th Dan
Theme: Bo vs Bo – The 12 Techniques

Date: June 26th, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 17:00 – 18:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Unlimited

<Seminar Program>
ZOOM OPEN: 16:45
Opening greetings: 17:00 – 17:05
Bo vs Bo 12 Techniques: 17:05 – 17:50
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 17:50 – 18:00

●The 7th Shimbukan Zoom Seminar – Sai

Participants level requirement: All levels welcome
Host: Shimbukan Headquarters Dojo
Master: Hiroshi Akamine Sensei・9th Dan
Theme: Sai – Tsukenshitahaku no Sai

Date: May 23rd, 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 17:00 – 18:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Unlimited

<Seminar Program>
ZOOM OPEN: 16:45
Opening greetings: 17:00 – 17:05
Sai Kihon: 17:05 – 17:20
Tsukenshitahaku no Sai: 17:20 – 17:50
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 17:50 – 18:00

●The 6th Shimbukan Zoom Seminar – Bo

Participants level requirement: All levels welcome
Host: Shimbukan Headquarters Dojo
Master: Hiroshi Akamine Sensei・9th Dan
Theme: Bo – Sakugawa no Kon Shou

Date: April 25th, 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 17:00 – 18:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Unlimited

<Seminar Program>
ZOOM OPEN: 16:45
Opening greetings: 17:00 – 17:05
Sakugawa no Kon Shou: 17:05 – 17:50
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 17:50 – 18:00

●The 5th Shimbukan Zoom Seminar – Tonfa

Participants level requirement: All levels welcome
Host: Shimbukan Headquarters Dojo
Master: Hiroshi Akamine Sensei・9th Dan
Theme: Sai

Date: March 27th, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 17:00 – 18:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Unlimited

<Seminar Program>
ZOOM OPEN: 16:45
Opening greetings: 17:00 – 17:05
Warm up: 17:05 – 17:10
Tonfa Basic Training: 17:10 – 17:50
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 17:50 – 18:00

●The 4th Shimbukan Zoom Seminar – Sai

Participants level requirement: All levels welcome
Host: Shimbukan Headquarters Dojo
Master: Hiroshi Akamine Sensei・9th Dan
Theme: Sai

Date: February 28th, 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 17:00 – 18:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Unlimited

<Seminar Program>
ZOOM OPEN: 16:45
Opening greetings: 17:00 – 17:05
Sai Basics: 17:05 – 17:30
Sai – Kihon 1 & 2: 17:30 – 17:50
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 17:50 – 18:00

●The 3rd Shimbukan Zoom Seminar:Bo

Participants level requirement: All levels welcome
Host: Shimbukan Headquarters Dojo
Master: Hiroshi Akamine Sensei・9th Dan
Theme: Bo

Date: January 17th, 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 16:00 – 17:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Unlimited

<Seminar Program>
ZOOM OPEN: 15:30
Opening greetings: 16:00 – 16:05
Basic warm up and training: 16:05 – 16:15
Shushinokon Sho: 16:15 – 16:40
Bunkai:16:40 – 16:50
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 16:50 – 17:00

●The 2nd Shimbukan Zoom Seminar:Tekko

Participants level requirement: All levels welcome
Host: Shimbukan Headquarters Dojo
Master: Hiroshi Akamine Sensei・9th Dan
Theme: Tekko

Date: November 15th, 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Unlimited

<Seminar Program>
ZOOM OPEN: 12:30
Opening greetings: 13:00 – 13:05
Tekko Kihon: 13:05 – 13:20
Tekko Kata (Maezato)/Bunkai: 13:20 – 13:50
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 13:50 – 14:00

●The 1st Shimbukan Zoom Seminar:Bo and Sai

Participants level requirement: 1st Dan or higher
Host: Shimbukan Headquarters Dojo
Master: Hiroshi Akamine Sensei・9th Dan
Theme: Bo and Sai

Date: October 18th, 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Maximum 50 people

<Seminar Program>
ZOOM OPEN: 17:45
Opening greetings: 18:00 – 18:05
Basic training: 18:05 – 18:15
Bo – Sakugawa no Konsho: 18:15 – 18:45
Short break:18:45 – 18:50
Sai – Tsuken Shitahaku no Sai: 19:50 – 19:20
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 19:20 – 19:30

●The 2nd Kobu-ryu Kobudo Zoom Seminar – Chounnokon

Participants level requirement: All levels welcome
Host: Kobukai Headquarters Dojo
Master: Takashi Kinjo Sensei・10th Dan
Theme: Chounnokon

Date: February 6th, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Unlimited

<Seminar Program>
ZOOM OPEN: 17:45
Opening greetings: 18:00 – 18:05
Chounnokon Kata: 18:05 – 18:45
Short Break: 18:45 – 18:50
Chounnokon Bunkai: 18:50 – 19:20
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 19:20 – 19:30