Karate Day Commemorative Demonstration – Latest News

The Okinawa Karate Day Commemorative Demonstration is approaching this year!

Karate Day 2023 will be held on the following dates:

  • October 25 (Wednesday): Okinawa Karate Kaikan
  • October 29 (Sunday): International Street

Experience the inspiring techniques and authentic performances of Okinawan karate at the Karate Day event.

Witness breathtaking demonstrations by passionate karate practitioners from Japan and around the world.

Watch the highlight video of the 2022 event by clicking the link below.



For the latest updates, please visit the OKIC website, as we continually update it with new information.

Karate Spirit – Support for Ukraine
Uechi-ryu Karatedou Assoiciation takes the lead by announcing the production of patches for Karate Gi to support those who have fled from Ukraine.
Uechi-ryu karatedou Association initiated an effort to sell those patches and donate the earnings to the Ukrainian refugees in Okinawa.
During the Karate Kaikan conference, the board of directors of Uechi-ryu Karatedou Association explained, "Throughout its long history,
the Okinawan people have nurtured Chimugukuru, which fosters empathy for the pain of others. We aim to support those who have been forced to leave their homeland."
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The series “Karate Today” has begun.

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Okinawa Karate Metaverse has launched!
The Okinawa Karate Metaverse has been launched to promote Okinawa Karate, the Okinawa Karate Information Center, and the Okinawa Karate Kaikan. The Okinawa Karate Metaverse is available in Spatial. In the Metaverse, you can visit Okinawa, the birthplace of karate, at any time and from anywhere in the world, and communicate with other avatars (the alter ego of the visiting user).The metaverse will be gradually expanded in the future. The space will be gradually expanded in the future. If you are a karate practitioner or interested in karate, please feel free to visit the karate hall in the virtual space! The Metaverse is a virtual space where you can communicate freely. Please enjoy the site while respecting Internet etiquette. https://www.spatial.io/s/Chong-Nawa-Kong-Shou-metabasu640ea3531a784385b5197444?share=853228656712135353 Ryukyu Shimpo article https://ryukyushimpo.jp/news/entry-1688360.htm
The “ga-ei” (demonstrative action) and martial arts expression of tug-of-war

The 5th Okinawa Karate Academy will be held.

As part of the efforts to register Okinawan karate as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, a survey of events with "martial physical expression" located in each administrative district, so-called (Mura), has been underway.

The tug-of-war is a typical example of such an event, but it is also known as ga-ei, an act of showing off by groups of both sides, such as stick fighting, fierce clashes between youths, and singing fights between women. This academy will consider tug-of-war events and their martial arts forms of physical expression.

Date: Friday, February 21, 2023, 14:00-16:00 (doors open 13:30~)

Venue: Okinawa Karate Kaikan Dojo Training Room

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

If you wish to attend, please apply using the application form on the reverse side of this page. Please refer to the reverse side of this page for the application procedure.

Organizer: Karate Promotion Division, Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports, Okinawa Prefectural Government

This academy will be held in Japanese language only.