Okinawa karate

Learning Okinawan Karate

Karate was born in Okinawa, Japan There are more than 400 Karate Dojos in Okinawa. It is a sacred place where people from all over the world come to learn Karate. There are three exclusive elements that you can learn here. 1. You can learn…

Okinawan Karate History

The empty hand of self-defense of the Ryukyu Kingdom was transmitted from China. Seminal martial arts via the Silk Road into China, found their way to Ryukyu. In 1429, the three kingdoms on Okinawa unified to form the Ryukyu Kingdom. When the Ryukyu King came…

Styles of Okinawan Karate

前 次 Okinawan martial arts refers to martial arts, such as karate, tegumi and Okinawan kobudō, which originated among the indigenous people of Okinawa. Due to its central location, Okinawa was influenced by various cultures with a long history of trade and cultural exchange, including…

Okinawan Karate Pioneers

Chojyun Miyagi Chojun Miyagi (宮城 長順) is the founder of Goju-ryu(剛柔流) Karate. He was Okinawan martial artist who founded the school of karate by blending Okinawan and Chinese influences. He studied under the Naha-te master Kanryo Higaonna. After Kanryo Higaonna’s death, Chojun Miyagi learned some…