Hanshi Ian Pollet has a 8th Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Kobudo. He was graded by 10th Degree Grand Master Kiichi Nakamoto, who is revered as one of the finest weapons and karate Grand Masters in Okinawa.
Grand Master Nakamoto is one of the the first Okinawan to be recognized as 10th Degree Karate Master by the Japanese Government, is a 10th Degree Hanshi of Ryukyu Kobujutsu (Weaponry), a 10th Degree Hanshi of Gojuryu Karate, and was one of the the last formal students of Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Gojuryu Karate.
Okinawan Weapons(Okinawan Kobudo) is a Japanese term that can be translated as “Old Martial Way of Okinawa”. It generally refers to the classical weapon traditions of the Okinawan martial arts.
Some of the weapons taught at PMAC are:
- Bo Staff
- Jo and
- Katana (Japanese Sword)