For the first fiscal year of the Reiwa era (April 1st 2019 to March 31st 2020), the Okinawa Karate Information Center has offered its support to 216 requests which represents a total of 682 people from 39 countries.

  These people trained in Okinawa karate and kobudō with 62 dōjō owners and instructors.

  In addition, the number of dōjō owners and instructors who have been involved in instructing through our center since its establishment in May 2017 is 111 people.

  This year, the number of requests came for 37.5% from Europe, 35.2% from Asia, 18.5% from the Americas, and 8.8% form Africa and Oceania.

  Countries from where originated the largest number of requests are Japan, the USA, France, Australia and Germany.

  If you are interested in training in Okinawa, feel free to contact us anytime.


  Below are some photos of some visitors who train this year in Okinawa.


Australian group training with Shōrin-ryū Maeshiro Morinobu sensei at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan.

An English karateka training in kobudō with Yoshimoto Kagemasa sensei in Kume Island.

A German group training in kobudō with Ishiki Hidetada sensei.

Italian visitors experiencing karate with Shōrin-ryū Uema Takeshi sensei.

A groups from mainland Japan experienced Shurite/Tomarite with Shōrinji-ryū Oyakawa Hitoshi sensei.

Thailand Gōjū-kai members training with the Okinawa Gōjū-ryū Karatedō Association.

USA senior high school students experiencing Okinawa karate with Shōrin-ryū Higa Kōyū sensei.

As part of a JICA-sponsored program, South American students experienced karate with Uechi-ryū Higa Susumu sensei.