Call a taxi on your smartphone
2019.08.20

  Calling a taxi from the Okinawa Karate Kaikan might be an issue for visitors from time to time…

  DiDi's "Vehicle allocation app" has been launched in the Okinawa area on August 20th!!
Download the DiDi taxi dispatch app to your smartphone and register your account to use this new service.
  If you and the driver can't find each other, you can call and communicate with the driver through a phone number that is only valid during the dispatch period.
  Messages are automatically translated in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Now
・ Commemorative campaign: 3,000 yen off for first use
・ Okinawa limited campaign: Hours from 20:00 to 22:00, free first ride every day
* Campaign is limited to app payment
Changes may arise without notice

 

Karate Day & International Seminar Official Website
2019.08.16

  The official website for this fiscal year's “Karate Day” commemorative events and the “Okinawa Karate International Seminar” hosted by the Okinawa Prefecture and ODKS has been launched. The address is https://karate-event.jp/en/

Results of the World kobudō tournament
2019.07.29

  On July 27th and 28th, the 2019 Okinawa Traditional Kobudō Tournament was held at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan. Below are the winner of the competition.

 

Bō Junior 1 Male

1 Hokama Motoki - Bunbukan Hdqrs.

2 Hambrick Kaiden - Ryūkonkai Shūdōkan Hdqrs.

3 Yamane Kidai - Shōseikai Minamihara Shūreikan

                           

Bō Junior 1 Female

1 Takenami Yurina - Ryūshikai

2 Maemori Yū - Ryūkonkai Shūdōkan Hdqrs.

                           

Bō Junior 2 Male

1 Arasaki Kazuo - Ryūkonkai Shūdōkan Hdqrs.

2 Matsudo Taiki - Ryūkonkai Taba Shūdōkan

3 Hirota Ryuto - Bunbukan Tōkyō Branch

                           

Bō Junior 2 Female

1 Matayoshi Kotose - Shōseikai Minamihara Shūreikan

2 Matayoshi Yurie - Shōseikai Minamihara Shūreikan

                           

Bō Adult 1 Male

1 Roberto Russo - Matayoshi Kobudō Junshinkan (Italy)

2 Kyan Keigō - Bunbukan Hdqrs.

3 Kamiyama Yūki - Ryūkonkai Shūdōkan Hdqrs.

                           

Bō Adult 1 Female

1 Ikehara Maika - Ryūkonkai Shūdōkan Hdqrs.

2 Kanna Mirai - Ryūshikai

3 Yamashiro Wakana - Ryūkonkai Taba Shūdōkan

                           

Bō Adult 2 Male

1 Nagai Takashi - Ryūshikai

2 Taira Musashi - Ryūshikai

3 Kawakita Akio - Ryūkyū Kobudō Hozonkai

                           

Bō Adult 2 Female

1 Ōzawa Junko - Ryūkyū Kobudō Hozonkai

2 Teshima Yasuko - Shubukan Shiroma Dōjō

3 Hirota waka - Bunbukan Hdqrs.

                           

Bō Senior Male

1 Sergei Mirutenko - Tesshinkan Belarus Branch

2 Yogi Yoshikuni - Bunbukan Hdqrs.

3 Takara Isao - Bunbukan Awase Branch

                           

Bō Senior Female

1 Yamashiro Tamiko - Ryūkonkai Taba Shūdōkan

2 Nakasone Yasuko - Ryūkyū Kobudō Hozonkai

3 Lisa Ash Tesshinkan USA Branch

 

Sai Junior 1 Male

1 Ōkawa Takuya - Bunbukan Hdqrs.

2 Uechi Shō - Shōseikai Minamihara Shūreikan

                           

Sai Junior 1 Female

1 Hambrick Ciara - Ryūkonkai Shūdōkan Hdqrs.

2 Ōshiro Miki - Shōseikai Minamihara Shūreikan

                           

Sai Junior 2 Male

1 Shimabukuro Ren - Shōseikai Minamihara Shūreikan

2 Nakayoshi Ryūsuke - Bunbukan Hdqrs.

3 Yokota Yasuako - Ryūkonkai Taba Shūdōkan

                           

Sai Adult 1 Male

1 Hagen Walter - Tesshinkan Germany Branch

2 Igor Mirutenko - Tesshinkan Belarus Branch

3 Nakama Shusei - Bunbukan Kanto Branch

                           

Sai Adult 1 Female

1 Taira Minako - Ryūkyū Kobudō Hozonkai

2 Wakano Manami - Ryūkyū Kobudō Hozonkai

3 Sarah Hardjowasito - Tesshinkan USA Branch

                           

Sai Adult 2 Male

1 Takemoto Masashi - Ryūshikai

2 Daniel Ross Antonsen - Tesshinkan

3 Baba Hiroyuki - Ryūkyū Kobudō Hozonkai

                           

Sai Adult 2 Female

1 Kinjō Mika - Ryūkonkai Shūdōkan Hdqrs.

2 Motomura Satomi - Bunbukan Taiwan Branch

3 Furuya Chikako - Ryūshikai

                           

Sai Senior Male

1 Kuba Masahiko - Bunbukan Hdqrs.

2 Kaneshiro Hiroshi - Shōseikai Minamihara Shūreikan

3 Fujimoto Shū - Bunbukan Kanto Branch.

                           

Sai Senior Female

1 Kishaba Hiroko - Bunbukan Hdqrs.

2 Ebata Taeko - Kōdōkan Hdqrs.

3 Matsui Sachiko - Shōseikai Minamihara Shūreikan

 

Bō versus Bō kumite

 

1 Kyan Keigō - Bunbukan Hdqrs.

2 Nagai Takashi - Ryūshikai

3 Yohena Hiroshi Muti Motobu-ryū Gassendi Kai

3 Richard Wong - Ryūkyū Kobudō Hozonkai Hong Kong Branch

Okinawa Shōrin-ryū & Okinawa karate friendship seminars
2019.07.29

  The Beikoku Shidokan Association is organizing a huge event to celebrate the 88th anniversary of Iha Seikichi sensei. Next to a demonstration on August 24th, 2 seminars are scheduled to be held at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan.

  Iha sensei has made a point for these seminars to be open to all so many people can meet, train and deepen friendship through karate.

 

Demonstration

    Date: August 24th (Sat.)

    Time: 11:00~14:00

    Venue: Okinawa Karate Kaikan

 

Shōrin-ryū karate friendship seminars

    Date: August 24th (Sat.)

    Time: 15:00~19:00

    Venue: Okinawa Karate Kaikan

 

Okinawa karate friendship seminars

    Date: August 25th (Sun.)

    Time: 9:00~14:30

    Venue: Okinawa Karate Kaikan

 

For registration, please visit the event’s official website.

http://ihatookachi2019.com

Radio program: Atsumare! Karate kids
2019.07.22

  Did you know that since May of this year there is a program titled “Atsumare (Gather)! Karate Kids” in the RBCi Radio's program Sports Focal?
  Mr. Nagamine Hiroki, a radio personality and reporter, visits the local dojo and interview the dojo’s head and children.

  The show lasts about 5 minutes and is broadcasted every Thursday from 15:30.

  Which dojo will be introduced this Thursday?

  To know the answer, listen to the show on RBCi radio around 15:30 (AM 738) or check Radiko.

  Unfortunately the program is only in Japanese.