The prolonged measures and restrictions of COID-19 restrictions have finally lifted, and the world of Okinawa karate has returned to its pre-Corona state.
The International Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate Federation held an international training camp at the Karate Kaikan from July 13 to 16.
This was the first time in four years that an international training camp was held after being suspended for three years due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus.
From among the approximately 75,000 karate members, 100 Shihan-level karate experts participated in the camp.
The participants came from 33 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and Central America, South America, and Oceania to hone their Okinawan karate skills.
There was a great deal of enthusiasm to learn authentic kata in Okinawa, the birthplace of karate.
Yamashiro Sensei, advisor to the International Federation, said, “Inspired by the enthusiasm of countries around the world,
the Okinawa side should aim to improve its training even further.
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