THE Ryu Bujutsu STYLE
Motobu is not a direct lineage to Ryu Bujutsu but his philosophy and pragmatic approach has influenced the development of RBK.
Choki Motobu Bushi, the father of our Chosei Motobu Soke, was a legend and pioneer who changed the martial art landscape in Japan forever by defeating a heavyweight boxer, Jaan (John) Kentel in Kyoto (1922).
Seeing his 52y opponent, the heavyweight boxer engaged in some disrespectful trash talk about the small old man. Round 1 was uneventful with mostly parrying and passing. In Round 2, it was down to business. Choki Motobu executed KO with a closed fist strike to Jaan Kentel’s temple. Kentel went down and had to be immediately rushed to the hospital.
Back then, karate was very different from that of today. It was a highly respected and feared combat art. After this event, once the news spread, the entire country stopped and took note.
And here we are nearly 100 years later. Combat Art should be effective for all, not just the athletic and the young.
“Nothing is more harmful to the world than a martial art that is not effective in actual self-defense”.