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The 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament 2018

okinawa world tournament 2018Okinawa Prefecture Culture and Tourism Sports Division, Karate Promotion Division Karate Promotion Team has announced "The 1st Okinawa Karate International Championships". The event aims to create a place where Okinawa Karate enthusiasts gather in Okinawa and deepen exchanges, to properly inherit and develop the skills and spirituality of Okinawa Karate. Karate was systematized by the ancient warriors of Okinawa and handed down until today. This tournament will further promote the development of Okinawa Traditional Karate and Kobudo for the future. 

The organizational work has been divided into ten committees:
1) 4 competition committees (Shurite/Tomarite, Nahate, Uechi-ryu, Kobudo)
2) 4 referee committees (Shurite/Tomarite, Nahate, Uechi-ryu, Kobudo)
3) 1 martial arts demonstration committee
4) 1 seminar committee

and the final event will include:

1) Tournament (kata/form)(型)
2) Enbukai (public demonstration)
3) Seminars
4) Opening and closing ceremonies
5) Exchange meetings
6) Other special events appropriate for the purpose of the Basic Policy

The venue that will accommodate the tournament is the Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts (Budokan), at Onoyama Park and the Okinawa Karate Kaikan from the 1st until the 8th of August 2018. The official website is already available in five languages: http://okinawa-karate.okinawa/en/