The Okinawa Karate Academy is an academic conference focusing on traditional Okinawa karate.
This year’s fourth research conference will focus on “Ryukyuan Martial Arts in Overseas Historical Documents”.
The presenter is Mr. Akira Nakamura (Researcher, Okinawa Traditional Karate Association).

Name: Okinawa Karate Academy
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024, 14:00-16:00
Place: Okinawa Karate Kaikan Dojo Building, Seminar Room

Theme: “Ryukyuan Warriors in Overseas Historical Documents

How are Ryukyuan martial arts depicted in foreign historical documents? What insights can we extract from Chinese and Korean records dating back to the old-Ryukyu period, as well as accounts from visitors to Ryukyu during the early modern and modern Okinawa eras, regarding the Ryukyuan military? This conference aims to present and analyze the records left by visitors to Ryukyu and modern Okinawa, encompassing Chinese and Korean records spanning the ancient Ryukyuan period.