The 1st OKINAWA TRADITIONAL KARATE AND KOBUDO WORLDWIDE SEMINAR : Intensive Advanced Training

Dates2015/01/19〜2015/02/06
VenueTraining Dojo inside the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan Arena Building
Participants (max.)20
PrerequisitesOpen to holders of 3 Dan and above. Must also have five years of karate experience
Fee¥50,000 for three-week program (¥20,000 for one-week program)
SponsorOkinawa Prefectural Government and the Society for the Advancement of Traditional Okinawa Karate

This three-week seminar involves learning about three styles of karate, for five days each. This includes the styles associated with Shorin-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu itself, Shorinji-Ryu, and the Shorin-Ryu that is also known as Matsubayashi-Ryu), Goju-Ryu style, and Uechi-Ryu style. We also accept participants who want to join for just one week.

This seminar is for advanced-level karate learners and we train in traditional katabunkai, and yakusoku (prearranged) kumite from each school. On the last day of each seminar, we will offer a performance in which participants can demonstrate what they have learned during the seminar. The instructors will evaluate and give advice on the performance.

Schedule (tentative)

  • Week 1 [Shorin-Ryu Seminar]
    From Monday January 19 to Friday January 23, 2015, 2pm to 5pm
    Instructor: Zenpo Shimabukuro, Hanshi 10 Dan
  • Week 2 [Goju-Ryu Seminar]
    From Monday January 26 to Friday January 30, 2015, 2pm to 5pm,
    Instructor: Masaaki Ikemiyagi, Hanshi 9 Dan
  • Week 3 [Uechi-Ryu Seminar]
    From Monday February 2 to Friday February 6, 2015, 2pm to 5pm,
    Instructor: Kiyohide Shinjo, Hanshi 9 Dan

*Instructors and schedule may change without notice.

Week 1 [Shorin-Ryu Seminar]

Week 2 [Goju-Ryu Seminar]

Week 3 [Uechi-Ryu Seminar]