“WA” series: Nunchaku’s gyakute-gamae

 In this third episode of the Okinawa Karate “WA” series, cultural asset holder for Okinawa karate and kobudō and head of the Okinawa Dentō Kobudō Hozonkai Bunbukan, Nakamoto Masahiro sensei the nunchaku technique "Gyakute-gamae".




“WA” series: Kakiē of the Kyūdōkan

 In the second episode of the Okinawa Karate "WA" series, Higa Minoru sensei of the Shōrin-ryū Kyūdōkan introduces Kyūdōkan's Kakiē.


World junior tournament’s website launched!

 The website of the "1st Okinawa Karate World Junior Tournament" scheduled for August next year has been launched. The address: https://okinawa-karate-junior.okinawa/

 Applications for participation are scheduled to start on December 7th.



Start of Okinawa Karate “WA” Series!

 We have started a video series that introduces the essence of Okinawa karate.
 The first video features Ikemiyagi Masaaki sensei on Sanchin. Ikemiyagi sensei also acts as the head of secretariat of ODKS, the entity in charge of managing our information center.
 We will release videos on a regular basis, so please look forward to them!

 Click here for the videos page



Yagi Meitetsu sensei recognized as person of cultural merit

 The "Okinawa Prefecture Persons of Cultural Merit” for the fiscal year 2020 were announced. Among the 15 personalities is Gōjū-ryū Yagi Meitetsu sensei. A ceremony is scheduled for November 9th.

 Born in 1949 as the son of cultural asset holder Yagi Meitoku sensei, Yagi Meitetsu sensei studied karate under his father. Today, he is the head of the Gōjū-ryū Meibukan Hdqrs. in Kume, Naha City. In the past, he served as the chairman of the Zen Okinawa Karatedō Federation and the Okinawa Karatedō Gōjūkai.

 (Photo@TRAVEL 67 : Chris Willson Photography)