On Sunday 18 March 2018, the 30th Kumamoto Kobudo Embu demonstration (Japanese traditional martial arts demonstration - 第30回 熊本県古武道演武大会) was held in Kumamoto, Japan. Over 20 ryuha (styles or Dojo) demonstrated their skills in Kumamoto Budo-kan (熊本武道館 – martial arts gymnasium).
Some young generation martial artists participated this demonstration event, including 9 years old boy who is the direct descendant of the Soke (the head of the style) family of Hyoho Taisha ryu (兵法タイ捨流) with over 400 years history, who is expected to be the next 16th Soke.
Traditions and real skills are being passed to the young generations.
Photographed by Taisha-ryu Ryu-sen-kan