Promoting awamori and karate
A new website produced by Nippon Travel Agency through a Japan government funded project introduces awamori and karate. The website address is https://awamori-karate.com/
In one of the videos, our center’s chief Uehara Kunio speaks about karate and the different schools of Okinawan karate.
Note: There was an error in the translation. An 8th dan Shōrin-ryū from the line of Shimabukuro Eizo sensei, Uehara sensei says “Umi tachi du takara”. Unfortunately, the word “Umi” was wrongly translated into “sea” and his sentence became “The sea is a treasure.” Although it is true that the sea is a treasure, Uehara sensei meant “Umui tachi du takara”, meaning “When you feel it is the time, that’s a treasure”. He explains it also as “When you feel you should do something, this is the best timing to do it”.