The Okinawa Karate Information Center


  Date of establishment: May 1st, 2017

Project commissioner: Okinawa Prefecture Karate Promotion Division

Project manager: Okinawa Dento Karatedo Shinkokai

Supervisor: Ikemiyagi Masaaki, present Chief of secretariat of the Shinkokai

Center chief: Uehara Kunio

Public relations: Miguel Da Luz


Major activities

  1. Multilingual information diffusion and networking in relation to Okinawa karate
  2. Multilingual support in regards to all types of inquiries on Okinawa karate
  3. Coordination between dojo and instructors within the prefecture and national and international karate enthusiasts
  4. Others


Basic information

  Address: 854-1 Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku City Okinawa 901-0241 (within the Okinawa Karate Kaikan)

Business hours: all days AM 9:00-PM 17:00

Closed: every Wednesday, December 30th – January 3rd

TEL: +81-98-851-1088

FAX: +81-98-851-3778

Official website:



Our services

  Established in the birthplace of karate Okinawa, we are here to assist those interested in Okinawa karate and kobudo. Acting impartially, here are some things we can do.

  • Answering inquiries regarding to Okinawa karate and kobudo
  • Organizing training in Okinawa for individuals or groups in local dojo or seminars at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan and other facilities. Visit the page About training in Okinawa
  • Supporting your needs by

– Finding accommodations, culture workshops and other types of services in Okinawa.

– Organizing a demonstration or a lecture.

– Organizing a karate historical sites tour in Okinawa. (More information available here)

– Supporting the realization of films, documentaries and reportage’s in relation with karate.

– Renting a karate uniform to train.

– Organize cultural activity trials (Tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, bullfighting “experience”, Okinawan cooking lessons, zazen, etc.)

→ Contact us through the contact form sending details on your project

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