As part of its activities, the Okinawa Karate Information Center is now offering a “Karate trial class” program for non-practitioners. Instruction will be provided by instructors of the ODKS. The outline of the program is as follows.


  • Time : (1) 10 AM ~  (2) 3 PM ~ (choose one of the 3 sessions)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target audience: individual tourists and sightseeing groups with no martial art background
  • Number of people: 1 or more
  • Content of instruction: preparatory exercise, basic techniques of karate (blocks, thrusts and kicks), Fukyū-gata and application in pair, etc.
  • Instruction fee: 1~4 persons: 2,000 yen per person / 5 persons and more: 1,000 yen per person.
  • Venue: Okinawa Karate Kaikan (Please contact us beforehand if you wish to have the program held in a different facility. This program is not available outside of Okinawa Prefecture)
  • Venue fee: applicants must take in charge the space rental fee (160 yen/adult, 90 yen/children up to high school student and those over 65 years old) + the fee for the instructor (160 yen).
  • Registration: 3 days prior to the trial day.
  • Note: this trial experience is limited to one time.
  • Payment: the venue rental fee, tuition fee and uniform rental fee have to be paid in advance at the Okinawa Karate Information Center.


Procedure for people taking a karate trial lesson

  1. Come to the Information Center (inside the Karate Kaikan) 30 minutes prior the class time.
  2. If you wish to rent a karate uniform (called a karategi), let us know and we will provide the uniform. Then go change in the changing room. Rental fee is 1,000 yen for 2 hours per uniform. There are child and adult size uniforms available. You can also train in a regular sport wear outfit. In that case, please remove your socks.
  3. Do not wear any jewelry and watch during training as it could be a source of injury.
  4. You can take your belongings with you as there are racks in the training room.
  5. Move to the training room and meet your instructor.
  6. After the class, change and hand the karate uniform at the kaikan’s front office.