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.