Symposium on the promotion of karate

  Following the symposiums held in central and northern Okinawa, the 3rd Okinawa Karate Promotion Vision Road Map (tentative name) formulation symposium will be held on Tuesday, November 6 at the Okinawa Times Hall.


Report for the first half of fiscal year 2018-2019

  For the first part of this fiscal year (April 1st to September 30th, 2018), the Okinawa Karate Information Center has received 98 requests from individuals and organizations representing a total of 446 people from 26 countries and regions. (See last year's report)

  These people studied and researched Okinawa karate and kobudō by training with 45 dōjō owners and instructors.

  The number of people by area is a breakdown of 89 people from Europe (40 projects), 195 people from Asia (24 projects), 87 people from the Americas (28 projects), and 75 people from Oceania and Africa.

  Countries from where originated most inquiries are the USA, France, Japan, Spain, and Germany.

  If you are interested in training in Okinawa like the 400 some people who did these last 6 months, feel free to contact us anytime.


Group from New Zealand and other nations. Instruction by Shōrin-ryū Kyūdōkan Higa Minoru sensei.

Australian club training at the Shōrin-ryū Shūbukan Uema Dōjō.

A US group training under Shōrinji-ryū Oyakawa Hitoshi sensei.

Ryūkonkai Iha Mitsutada sensei instructing during a seminar for a Chinese group.

Two symposiums on the promotion of Okinawa Karate

  Two symposiums on the Okinawa Karate promotion vision road map formulation will be held in October. 

  The first symposium will be on October 10th, at the Okinawa Citizen Hall. Time is 18:30-20:00.

  The 2nd event will be on October 12th, at the Nago Industrial Support Center. Time is 18:30-20:00.




Karate feature in the Asahi Shinbun Newspaper


  A special feature on karate was published in the national newspaper Asahi Shinbun's weekly publication “be on Saturday” of September 22, 2018. The article introduces topics like “the way karate spread”, “Judo circles supporting the diffusion on mainland Japan”, and "Competition spreading while traditional karate is inherited”. The Okinawa Karate Kaikan and the Okinawa Karate Information Center are also introduced in the article.

Karate day events for 2018

  On October 25 and 28, 2018, two events will be held in commemoration of the “Karate no hi – Karate Day”.


Karate day dedicatory demonstration

Date and time: Thursday, October 25, 13: 00 – 14: 00
Place: Okinawa Karate Kaikan Special Dojo
Organizers: Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Prefectural Assembly, Okinawa Dentō Karatedō Shinkōkai


Karate Day commemorating festival

Date and time: Sunday, October 28th 15: 00~
Place: Kokusai Street, Naha City
Organizers: Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Prefectural Assembly, Okinawa Dentō Karatedō Shinkōkai