39 children from Kobe City’s child care institutions visited Okinawa through “The 11th Smile and Excitement KOBE Trip to Okinawa”.

  On Sunday 13th, the children who are elementary school sixth grade experienced Okinawa karate at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan. Our center coordinated the karate trial and Uema Takeshi from the Shōrin-ryū Shūbukan Uema Dōjō taught the session. Mr. Uema is also a karate instructor at Okinawa Shōgaku. The children discovered karate through proper bowing, kihon, kata and light and fun kumite practice.