The 3rd Okinawa Traditional Karate and Kobudo Worldwide Seminar

Dates2015/07/13〜2015/07/18
VenueOkinawa Prefectural Budokan Arena Building (Onoyama Park Budokan Arena)
52 Yamashita-cho, Onoyama, Naha City, Okinawa
Participants (max.)200
Fee20,000 yen
SponsorOkinawa Prefectural Government and Society for the Advancement of Traditional Okinawa Karate
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Shorin-Ryu styles (少林流、小林流、松林流、少林寺流), Goju-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu, and Kobudo Training

Monday, July 13th Goju-Ryu Seminar
Tuesday, July 14th Excursion to karate-related Sites
Wednesday, July 15th Kobudo Seminar
Thursday, July 16th Shorin-Ryu Styles (少林流、小林流、松林流、少林寺流) Seminar
Friday, July 17th Uechi-Ryu Seminar
Saturday, July 18th Closing Ceremony, Farewell Party

The 1st Okinawa Traditional Karate and Kobudo Worldwide Seminar was held in September 2013, hosted by the Okinawa Prefectural Government and the Society for the Advancement of Traditional Okinawa Karate. Upon the launch of the Karate-do Hall (tentative name), the seminar was offered to promote Okinawa as the birthplace of karate to the world. The seminar welcomed many karate enthusiasts from inside and outside of Japan. This seminar was different from regular karate seminars where one school of karate offers a workshop. In fact, the seminar offered 6 ryu-ha, including Shorin-Ryu styles (少林流、小林流、松林流、少林寺流), Goju-Ryu, and Uechi-Ryu. The seminar was both groundbreaking and meaningful. It allowed practitioners to learn the diversity and essence of Okinawa karate, present across all ryu-ha. The seminar was highly appraised by the participants, whose comments included, “I’m very impressed to have received training from famous karate masters” and “I got to try different karate ryu-ha and appreciate the differences.” The pictures  below show the seminar from last year.

The 3rd Okinawa Traditional Karate and Kobudo Worldwide Seminar 2015

7/13 GOJU-RYU SEMINAR

7/14 Tour around the places related to Karate

7/15 KOBUDO SEMINAR

 

7/16 SHORIN-RYU SEMINAR

7/17 UECHI-RYU SEMINAR

7/18 Closing ceremony & Farewell party