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October, the Month of Karate!!!

okinawa karate celebration poster2016October is not only a good period to visit Okinawa, in terms of climate conditions but is also the most active month when it comes to celebrations, competitions, demonstrations and other Karate-related events organized on the island which is considered to be the birthplace of Karate. What started as the officially established "Day of Karate" on the 25th of October has gradually spread into the whole of October making this month very special. As we read on Okinawa Traditional Karate Liaison Bureau October 2016 promises to be a great month for Karate enthusiasts residing on Okinawa, and for the lucky ones who will have the chance to be there! A great number of events have been scheduled for October 2016 in addition to the Official Karate Day, the Great Tug of War and the other related to the Karate Day yearly celebrations.

As we read on http://okkb.org/ and on Okinawa Karate News the following events will take place during October 2016:

October 2016 promises to be a great month for karate enthusiasts in Okinawa. In addition to the Naha Festival and its Great Tug of War and the yearly commemorative events in relation with the Karate Day, officially established on October 25th, many karate manifestations are scheduled this year.

Here is the list, which will be updated along the way.

Premier League 2016 Okinawa Tournament
Dates: October 1-2
Venue: Okinawa Prefectural Budokan, Naha City
Organizer: WKF
http://www.jkf.ne.jp/karate1-okinawa/

CFA seminars
Dates: October 3-7
Venue: Okinawa Pref. Budokan, Naha City
Organizer: Karate Kenkyūkai
http://www.karatekenkyukai.org/

Naha Festival and Great Tug of War
Dates: October 8-10
Venue: Kokusai Street, Route 58 Kumoji crossing, Onoyama Park, Naha City
Organizer: Naha City & Conservation Society of Naha Giant Tug of War
http://www.naha-otsunahiki.org/en/index.html

21st All Okinawa Champs
Dates: October 16
Venue: Tamagusuku Gymnasium, Nanjo City
Organizer: Zen Okinawa Karatedo Federation

3rd 100 Kata for Karate Day challenge

Dates: October 22 (9AM Start)
Venue: Chura Sun Beach, Tomigusuku City
Organizer: Challenge Okinawa
http://challengeokinawa.com

Dedicatory demonstration for the victims of the war
Dates: October 23, starts at AM 6:00
Venue: Okinawa Pref. Peace Memorial Park, Itoman City
Organizer: Uechi-ryu-kei Rengokai

Karate Day’s demonstration 2016 & Guinness world record challenge
Date: October 23
Venue: Kokusai Street and in front of Naha Tenbusu, Naha City
Organizers: Okinawa Prefecture Government, etc.
http://karate-otkk.jp/

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This year's event will also include an official challenge of the "Most People Performing a Kata" verified by the Guinness Records. It will also be available to watch through live streaming on Youtube.

 

WUF Karate Kobudo exchange demonstration
Date: October 25
Venue: Okinawa Pref. Budokan, Naha City
Organizer: Okinawa Prefecture Government, etc.
http://karate-otkk.jp/

The 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival
October 26-30
More athttp://wuf2016.com/en/

Symposium “Karate and Kobudo town, Naha” 2016
Dates: October 26, starts at PM6:00
Venue: Palette Civic Theater, Naha City
Organizers: Naha City Karatedo Federation, Naha City
2nd Okinawa Kenpo International Seminar
Dates: October 29-30
Venue: Ginowan City employees sport center
Organizer: Okinawan Kenpō Karatedō Association
http://www.kenposeminar.com

19th Junior HS Champs
Dates: October 29
Venue: Gushikawa Comprehensive Gymnasium, Uruma City
Organizer: Okinawa Pref. JHS Athletic Federation

All Okinawa Karatedo Tournament
Dates: October 30
Venue: Okinawa City Budokan
Organizer: Okinawa Karate-Do Association
http://www.okikukaihq.jp/