This is more of a poll than anything else, but feel free to give your thoughts on the subject.
The Ryu Kyu Kobudo I practice currently has unique forms, that exist only in Kobudo.
I've always been taught that Karate forms are empty hand, and Kobudo forms are with weapons. There is a distict seperation.
Yet since I've began practice, over 3 decades ago, I've seen people claim Karate forms can use weapons, and seen performances of Karate forms with weapons.
What are your thoughts on this?