July 27-28, the Okinawa Ken Kobudō Renmei will hold the “2nd Okinawa Traditional Kobudō World Tournament”.
While participation in the competition is limited to the members of the federation, the seminar on July 28 afternoon is opened to all. Seats are limited so register fast if interested.
Date: July 28 (Sun) 13: 00-16: 00
Venue: Okinawa Karate Kaikan
Contents: Participants will rotate and receive instruction from Nakamoto Masahiro sensei (Nunchaku), Iha Kōtarō sensei (Bō), Shimabukuro Tsuneo sensei (Sai), and Kinjō Masakazu sensei (Tonfa)
Participation fee: 5,000 yen
We have released the fourth article on "Soken Hōhan and Shiroma Taisei" from the 1961 Kobudo series of the Okinawa Times.
The Okinawa Karate Kaikan and the Okinawa Dentō Karatedo Shinkōkai have launched a new program labeled “Okinawa Taiken Program.” More details available on the Shinkōkai website.
The manual published in march 2019 is intended to be distributed to libraries and Gōjū-ryū related dojos, etc. It is not for sale.
According to the Okinawa Prefecture karate promotion division, the distribution is finished. However, there are some remaining copies (around 10 copies) in the foreign language versions. For people other than those who have already received copies, and those who can come directly to the karate promotion division to pick up a copy, we can provide a copy (up to one manual per person).
This offer is on a first-come, first-served basis and will end as soon as all manuals have been distributed. If you wish to receive a copy, make an inquiry in advance by e-mail.
Okinawa Prefecture Karate Promotion Division
Address: 1-2-2 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture (12th floor)
Today, Japan Transocean Air (JTA) donated a "Karate Jet Model Plane" to the Okinawa Karate Kaikan. The ceremony took place in the morning. JTA President Aoki Noriyuki, Vice Governor of Okinawa Prefecture Tomikawa Moritake, Okinawa Prefecture Government officials, Shimoji Yoshiro, the new chairman of OCVB, Nakamoto Masahiro and Higaonna Morio, both cultural asset holders for karate and kobujutsu, and officers of the Okinawa Dentō Karatedō Shinkōkai participated.
JTA has operated two Karate Jets since February of last year as part of the “Okinawa the Birthplace of Karate" public relations project. They are JTA's Boeing 737-800 type machine (165 seats). The jets that were put into service as a government project have been put out of service, but in June of this year, wrapping work is in the process, and JTA plans on extending the flight period.
Below are some photos of the ceremony.