Okinawa Tradition & Culture
Come And Experience The Unique Culture of the Ryūkyū Islands
The cultural roots of contemporary Okinawa lie in the Ryūkyū Kingdom, which lasted for 450 years from 1429. The traditions of the kingdom live on in the vibrant culture of the islands today.
Karate was born in Okinawa, Japan. With more than 400 Karate Dojos in Okinawa, it is a sacred place where people from all over the world come to learn Karate.
There are three exclusive elements that you can learn here;
1. You can learn the original form of Karate: Okinawan Karate is completely different from mainstream Karate. It is an original martial art form which contains many practical techniques and personality formation as its fundamentalism. It includes rigid physical and mental daily training. Karate learned in Okinawa will not only improve your physical condition but also your mental strength.
2. You can learn from Okinawan Karate masters: There are more than 400 Karate Dojos in Okinawa, and Karate masters you have seen only in videos exist here. Okinawan Karate is a lifetime martial arts. Some masters are even over 70 or 80 years old but still have incredible skills. You can learn Karate techniques and philosophy from those masters.
3. You can feel the Okinawan culture that created Karate: Karate is not aimed at attacking or harming your opponent; it is the contrast, it is about discipline and defense. This philosophy was created in Okinawa and it is what Karate represents. Karate is not just about strength and fighting but also the culture that loves peace and politeness. You can learn Karate in Okinawa where the root of this excellent and peaceful Karate philosophy exists.
For information and availability in regard to current Okinawan Karate experiences, check out the options below:
Learn Okinawan Karate - Dojo Training
Orientation is required. Time varies from dojo to dojo. More than one lesson can be arranged.
Whether you are a novice to Karate and would like to have beginner type training sessions in the birthplace of Karate, or an expert Karateka who would like to gain more experience from an Okinawan Grand Master, we are able to offer you training sessions in the Okinawan Karate styles Goju-ryu, Uechi-ryu, Shorin-ryu, and Ryukyu Kobudo. It is possible for us to offer also Shito-ryu training sessions.
Learn Okinawan Karate - Trial Lesson
Orientation is required. Private lesson available upon request.
The Karate trial lesson is taught by a highly trained Karate sensei at either an Okinawan Karate Dojo or at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan. If you want to wear a Karate-gi, we have them available for rent in different sizes.
Learn Okinawan Karate - Karate History Tour
Itinerary can be changed based on your requests. Will be cancelled if weather conditions are bad.
Okinawa is well known as the birthplace of Karate. There are various historical Karate spots, more than 400 Karate Dojos and many great Karate masters who are respected all over the world in Okinawa. You can visit 6〜8 Karate spots, some of which are difficult to go to by yourself.
Learn Okinawan Karate - Ryukyu Tile Smash Experience
Certificate, movie, rental Karate uniform, Ryukyu Tile 5pcs are included
Tile Smashing is born from Karate, in order to show off one’s skill and physical prowess. Wish to try some Tile Smashing? Come try it in the holy land of Karate, Okinawa. Smashing Red Ryukyu Tiles in this holy land will take you into the wonderful world of Karate, help improve your fortunes, express wishes, release stress, and appear on social media. It will be an unforgettable precious experience for you.