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 frame: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target audience: Beginners in martial arts, individual tourists and sightseeing groups
  • 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 person 2,000 yen / 2 persons 3,000 yen / 3~9 persons 1,000 yen per person / For more than 10 people, please contact us directly. (Tuition fee for up to SHS students is half price.)
  • 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: the applicant must take in charge the space fee (160 yen for adults, 90 yen for children up to high school student and those over 65 years old)
  • Registration: One day prior to the trial day.


Procedure for people taking a karate trial lesson

  1. Come to the Okinawa Karate Kaikan 30 minutes prior the class time.
  2. Rent a karate uniform (called a karategi) at the kaikan front office and 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. Buy a ticket at the machine located at the entrance of the training hall. Buy tickets for all training members and one for the instructor. 1 ticket is 90 yen for a child up to high school student and those over 65 years old, and 160 for an adult.
  6. Hand the tickets at the front office and fill the “Reception form” available at the front desk.
  7. Move to the training room and meet your instructor.
  8. Please hand the tuition fee directly to the instructor at the beginning of the lesson, in a plain white envelope.
  9. After the class, change and hand the karate uniform at the kaikan’s front office.