From August 1st to 8th, 2022, the 2nd Okinawa Karate World Tournament and the 1st Okinawa Karate Boys and Girls World Tournament will be held at two venues, the Okinawa Karate Kaikan and the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan. Despite Covid, 2,200 people from 27 countries around the world will participate.
In the morning of the first day, an Inaugural Dedication was held at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan. A ceremony and exchange performance were held. Seven Okinawan Karate Grand Masters, holders of the “Okinawa Karate and Kobujutsu” Intangible Cultural Asset designated by Okinawa Prefecture, performed.