At the moment, we can only ship to EU countries. Sorry for the inconvenience.
International customers, please get in touch about shipping costs before you place your order (contact).
Who we are
We are Volker and Axel, both training Okinawa Karate and Ryukyu Hokama Kobujutsu at Seishinkan Kuro Mori Dojo of SV Schluchsee 1922 e.V. We are members of Andree Kielholtz' Okinawa Karate Kobujutsu Kenkyukai. Together we have over 20 years of experience in the martial arts and woodworking. Axel is responsible for our webpage, social media and customer contacts - Volker takes care of manufacturing and shipping.
Every business needs a name. To cut a long story short, Okinawa Karate Waffen [Weapons] - or just OKAWA - was obvious for us. The Japanese company stamp (hanko) in our logo reads "OKAWA Kobudo". To combine our passions, woodworking and kobudo, we combined a Tonfa shape together with the traditional Bollenhut hat which is synonymous for the Black Forest area were we live.
Why another Kobudo manufacturer?
Quite simply we didn't want to order our Kobudo weapons from far-away companies anymore - due to high shipping costs, long shipment dates and transport routes and sustainability issues. That is why we decided: we can do better. Volker has a unique expertise and experience in woodworking and ownership of his workshop Antiquitäten Kaiser . But also, and above all, because we care about manual work, local production and sustainability, we decided to start manufacturing our very own weapons - in the famous Black Forest area following the centuries-old tradition of acurate craftmanship.