The Okinawa Dento Karatedo Shinkokai will be featured on the local RBCi Radio program on October 22nd at 18:00.
Tune in to "Goriken's Kyushu-Okinawa Map" as we approach Karate Day.
We will delve into the exciting topics about Karate, rooted in Okinawa, covering the following:
Introduction to the Okinawa Dento Karatedo Shinkokai.
Exploration of Okinawa as the birthplace of Karate.
An overview of Karate Day, including details about the Commemorative Performance
For more information on Karate Day events,
If you're interested in experiencing Karate in Okinawa,
Don't miss "Goriken's Kyushu-Okinawa Across Map" on this radio program, airing on 8 stations across Kyushu and Okinawa.
This program will provide you with hints and information for your travel plans and updates on current happenings in your hometown.
The primary host, Goriken, an expert in travel and history, along with various stations in Kyushu and Okinawa,
do the best research and present the latest information on the seasonal attractions in Kyushu and Okinawa!
The Okinawa Karatedo Kobudo Distinguished Service Award is being presented by the Ryukyu Shimpo in recognition of outstanding dedication to the preservation and advancement of Okinawa's esteemed traditional karate.
The 7th Okinawa Karatedo Kobudo Distinguished Service Award recipients are as follows:
1. Asato Nobuhide
- Hanshi 10-dan
- Urasoe Dojo, Uechi-ryu Okinawa Karatedo Kyokai
- Website: https://www.uechiryu.jp/home.htm
2. Kakazu Yoshimasa
- Hanshi 10-dan
- President of Okinawa Shorin Ryu Kenshi-Kai Sohonbu
- Website: https://okinawa-karate-navi.com/dojo/detail/97/
3. Shimabukuro Haruyoshi
- Kyoshi 8-dan
- Vice President of Uechi-ryu Karate-do Kyokai
- Website: https://uechiryukarate.wixsite.com/nahaminami-syubukan
4. Shinjo Kiyohide
- Hanshi 10-dan
- President of Uechi-ryu Karatedo Kenyukai
- Website: https://ukk.okinawa/
5. Taira Sadayuki
- Kyoshi 8-dan
- President of Okinawa Karatedo Goju-ryukai
- Website: https://okinawa-karate-navi.com/dojo/detail/103/
These esteemed individuals have made significant contributions to ensure the enduring tradition of Okinawan traditional karate for future generations.
Okinawa Traditional Karate will persist in its journey toward achieving its ideal state.
A special academic program titled "Okinawan Traditional Karate and Health in Life and Culture" is scheduled to take place. This course, a collaborative effort between karate practitioners and nurses who aspire to make meaningful contributions to the community, delves into the advantages of Okinawan traditional karate and its potential as a health-enhancing practice.
The program will feature live demonstrations of kata, the fundamental techniques of Okinawan traditional karate. Moreover, it will offer an extensive exploration of how karate can be integrated into a healthy lifestyle, along with a deep dive into the theory and philosophy underpinning kata practice.
This presents a unique opportunity to uncover the profound aspects of karate and gain fresh insights. The program will be conducted online in English, enabling remote participants to join in.
Distinguished instructors from the realm of Okinawan karate will lead this program. For more comprehensive details, please refer to the attached brochure. (JP version Only)
- Registration Fee: Free of charge
- Participant Capacity: 99 individuals
- Date & Time: Friday, September 15, 2023, from 13:30 to 15:30
- Venue: Okinawa Karate Kaikan Training Hall & Online (Zoom)
To register, kindly visit the official lecture reservation website of the University of the Ryukyus and select "Okinawa Traditional Karate and Health in Lifestyle and Culture."
Please note that registration will close once the capacity is reached. Seize this exceptional opportunity to acquire fresh knowledge about karate and its impact on health.
The date and location for the 2023 "Karate Day Simultaneous Demonstration" have been officially confirmed!
In celebration of Okinawa Karate Day, we are excited to announce a karate kata demonstration and simultaneous demonstration on Kokusai-dori.
This year, we anticipate the participation of over 2,000 individuals from Okinawa, various other prefectures, and even overseas.
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Location: Plaza in front of Tembusu-kan, Kokusai-dori, Okinawa
Please note that the area from in front of Palette Kumoji to Caiwon Bridge intersection will be regulated for this event.
Okinawa Prefectural Assembly
Okinawa Dento Karate Do Shinkokai
This event warmly welcomes participants from within the prefecture, outside the prefecture, and overseas.
For detailed participation requirements and event information, kindly visit the official website provided below and proceed with event registration:
Don't miss the awe-inspiring performances by passionate karate enthusiasts from both Japan and abroad!
To get a glimpse of the spectacular moments from the 2022 event, check out the video highlights below.