Report on the September 29th symposium

  A report in English on the symposium held yesterday at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan was released on the website of the Shinkokai. 

Okinawa Karate Academy’s schedule released

  The Okinawa Prefecture Karate Promotion Division has announced 6 sessions of the "Okinawa Karate Academy" for this year. The first session on October 9th will be “Modern times (Kinsei) Ryūkyū Karate Related Historical Materials” by Dana Masayuki, Curator of the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum.



Below is a summarized translation of the Okinawa Karate Academy flyer (Original document in Japanese) . Published as of October 1st, 2019.


Okinawa Karate Academy

Reserve a seat by sending a message to the following email address:  mentioning: 1. Your name, 2. Your phone or email address, 3. The number of people. Or call the OPG Karate Promotion Division at 098-866-2232.

The contents of 6 sessions of the Academy is as follow:


Session 1:

Title: “Modern times (Kinsei) Ryūkyū karate related historical materials”

Lecturer: Dana Masayuki, Curator, Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 14:00-16:00

Location: OPG building 4th auditorium


Session 2:

Title: “Unknown modern times karate figures”

Lecturer: Nakamura Akira, Assistant Researcher, Karate Promotion Division

Date: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 14:00-16:00

Location: OPG building 4th auditorium


Session 3:

Title: “Military affairs and armament during the Ryūkyū Kingdom

Lecturer: Aso Shinichi, Associate Professor, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 14:00-16:00

Location: OPG building 4th auditorium


Session 4:

Title: “Okinawa karate and performing arts”

Lecturer: Suzuki Kota, Lecturer, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 14:00-16:00

Location: TBA


Session 5:

Title: “Kata of Okinawa karate”

Lecturer: Kadekaru Toru, Okinawa karate researcher

Date: February, 2020 - 14:00-16:00 (Exact day to be announced)

Location: OPG building 4th auditorium


Session 6:

Title: “About the 10 karate precepts of Itosu Anko (tentative title)”

Lecturer: Sakihara Kyoko, Chief Investigator, Karate promotion division

Date: March 3rd, 2020 - 14:00-16:00

Location: OPG building 4th auditorium

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Okinawa karate symposium on September 29th

  A symposium organized by the Okinawa Prefecture, the Okinawa Karate and Kobujutsu preservation society, and the ODKS is scheduled to be held September 29th at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan. More details in English are available on the Shinkokai website.


New special exhibition and the photo of Itosu Ankō?


  The Okinawa Prefecture Karate promotion division is preparing a new special exhibition inside the Okinawa Karate Kaikan’s special exhibit room. Titled “To pass down, and spread karate!” with “Karate teachers after the Meiji period” as subtitle, the exhibit will unveiled on September 12th, 2019.

  On this day, Okinawa karate promotion division researcher Nakamura Akira will offer a special lecture in which he will also present a picture of a person who has been identified as Itosu Ankō, as seen in the graduation photo of the Okinawa Prefectural Middle School.

  The opening event and lecture will be held between 11:00 and 12:00 on September 12.

  The exhibition will be open until March 24, 2020.