Nepalese students experience Okinawa karate
Today, 28 students from the Shogakuin SPULA academy visit the Okinawa Karate Kaikan for the purpose of experiencing karate as an exchange and cultural experience between students. After touring the museum in the exhibition building, they actually experienced Okinawa karate.
All students are from Nepal and the average age is 24 years old. Having been working while studying for two years in Okinawa, they are fluent in Japanese! They are presently studying to enter a Japanese university.
The instructor was Uema Takeshi sensei, of the Shorin-ryu Uema Dojo – Shuri Karate Kobudo Preservation Society.
During the 90-minute experience with intermediary breaks, participants enjoyed learning Okinawa Karate through reigisaho (etiquette), kihon (basics), kata (forms) and touch games instead kumite. All left the Okinawa Karate Kaikan with smiles on their faces.