The Okinawa Karate Information Center will be closed for the New Year holidays during the following dates.
From Monday, December 30, 2019 to Friday, January 3, 2020
Our center will be opened as usual from January 4, 2020 (Saturday).
Inquiries by e-mail will be handled from January 6, 2020 (Monday).
We thank you for your understanding and wish you a Happy New Year!
February 23, 2020 (Sun), a grand demonstration will be held at the JP Tower KITTE 1F Atrium. This will be a great opportunity to discover the essence of karate from its birthplace, Okinawa!
Name: ~ The birthplace of karate, Okinawa ~ Okinawa Karate Demonstration 2020
Date: February 23, 2020 (Sun) 11: 00-18: 00 (stage demonstrations are at 13: 00 and 16: 00)
Venue: JP Tower KITTE 1F Atrium
Karate demonstrators: 20 people
Organizer: OPG Karate Promotion Division
Okinawa Karate Demonstration 2020 Secretariat
TEL: 098-862-3577 FAX: 098-862-3548
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/okinawakarateenbu/
On December 12, high school students from Oregon USA experienced Okinawa karate as part of the “Kakehashi Project” project sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) Kyushu Branch was in charge of carrying the entire program.
The karate program was coordinated by our center, and karate instruction was done Shōrin-ryū Kyūdōkan Higa Koyū. Most of the high school students who tried karate are studying Japanese language, and had fun at discovering basic movements all the way to Fukyū-gata I.
During this 5 nights 6 days trip, the 23 high school students (15-18 years old) and 2 teachers from the Churchill High School also visited the Peace Memorial Museum, participated in an exchange program with Nago High School, homestay and workshops.
Following Cambodia, the United States and Hawaii in the past, this is the fifth time that OKIC organized karate programs for overseas youth.
We have released the last article from the 1961 Kobudo series of the Okinawa Times.