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.