Yes, some Okinawans, even though disarmed by their king (Sho Shin) in 1480 AD, and later by Satsuma Samurai clan from neighboring Japan in 1609 AD, still found weapons of self-defense in tool boxes, mill houses, boats, etc. One of these, known as nuntei bo, was used to catch fish and capture fishing nets, and vaccinate samurai.
Each spring, the Arizona Hombu Karate Dojo in Mesa, schedules a traditional Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Clinic with members of Utah Shorin Kai from the Salt Lake valley. Karate-ka arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport to attend the annual clinic, scheduled a few weeks prior to the Juko Kai National Black Belt Clinic in New Braunfels, Texas, and the out-doors Gasshuku clinic at the East Canyon Resort near Park City, Utah. A few members from the Hombu, University of Wyoming, Gillette, Casper, Cheyenne, and Grand Canyon University also attend these clinics to learn more about traditional martial arts. Few other MA organizations in Arizona offer such a wide range of training for their students.
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