March 4, 2017

Okinawa Karate Kaikan opens in Okinawa

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Okinawa Karate Kaikan opened in Tomigusuku City (豊見城市)on March 4, 2017

Okinawa Karate Kaikan is a new facility where karate-ka (karate practitioners) can practice in dōjō, and learn karate’s forms and history. The facility also includes a seminar room, a conference room, and an exhibit room.

Karate Kaikan in Okinawa Facilities

UH Manoa has a large number of karate materials, donated from the Hawaii Karate Museum.

According to the newspaper article from Ryukyu Shimpo, karate will appear as one of the sports at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Karate: New Olympic Sport