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Okinawa Karate Performance Exchange Program and Announcement of The 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament

17 January 2018, Surry

In August 2018, ”The 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament ” will be held with the aim of promoting Okinawa karate, as well as the networking of karate enthusiasts from around the world in Okinawa Prefecture.


In addition, we will hold the Okinawa Karate Exchange Demonstrations in London on January 17th to promote the upcoming tournament.

This event shows the achievements of daily training while communicating with five karate masters in each ryuha of Okinawa karate, such as Shorin-ryu, Shorinji-ryu, Goju-ryu, and Uechi-ryu and local karate enthusiasts.


Participation in the event is free of charge and we encourage your participation!


The karate masters from Okinawa are as follows.

Masanobu Sakugawa Hanshi 9th Dan (Shorinji-ryu) Kiyohide Shinjo Hanshi 9th Dan (Uechi-ryu)
Masaaki Ikemiyagi Hanshi 9th Dan (Goju-ryu)
Hiroshi Akamine Hanshi 9th Dan (Kobudo and Shorin-ryu) Zenshun Shimabukuro Renshi 6th Dan (Shorin-ryu)

17 January 2018, Doors open : 19:00

Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey KT17 1U

[Contact email of London]

[Contact email of Japan]
Okinawa Prefectural Government