MATAYOSHI KOBUDO INTERNATIONAL
Porta's Karate & Kobudo Academy is the headquarters for the Matayoshi Kobudo International Kobudo Association. Sensei Porta trained under Shinpo Matayoshi founder of the Zen Okinawa Kobudo Renmei, Okinawa Japan and was promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt with master teaching title of Renshi. Sensei Porta was appointed as the United States Representative for Matayoshi Kobudo, Zen Okinawa Kobudo Renmei by the founder Shinpo Matayoshi, a position that he held for many years. Upon the passing on Shinpo Matayoshi Sensei Porta now directs the Matayoshi Kobudo International Kobudo Association. As author he has written numerous articles in prominent martial arts publications, and University publications about Matayoshi Kobudo and has taught and demonstrated throughout the United States and other countries of the world.
Children's Kobudo Program
Children receive instruction in traditional Okinawan weapons
Weapons training acts as a supplement to and extension of the children's already developing karate techniques
Increases hand-eye coordination
Adult Kobudo Training
Students learn the use of traditional Okinawan weapons (Matayoshi Kobudo)