4 Styles of Okinawan Karate Trial Course

This is a program which allows you to practice the 4 major styles of Okinawan Karate: Shorin-ryu, Goju-ryu, Uechi-ryu, and Ryukyu Kobudo. We will create the best schedule in accordance to your plans or requests.

Your senseis will be grand masters of Okinawan Karate. This is one of our most popular programs. It will take you a minimum of 4 days to go around to all the dojos and complete the 4 Styles of Okinawan Karate Trial Course.

About 4 Styles of Okinawan Karate Trial Course

1. Shorin-ryu Karate
1. Shorin-ryu Karate

Shorin (小林) -Ryu is one of the major modern Okinawa styles of karate and one of the oldest styles. It was named Shorin-ryu in 1933 by Choshin Chibana, a top student of the great master of Shuri-te, Anko Itosu. The system itself however is much older. The 2 characters in Shorin (小林), meaning “small” and “forest”respectively, are also used in the Chinese and Japanese words for Shaolin Kung Fu. Shorin-Ryu adjusts elements of the traditional fighting styles of Shuri-Te. Shorin ryu karate combines swift, fast techniques based on the strategy of evasion and at the same time attacking to sensitive points of the body with hits.

2. Goju-ryu Karate
2. Goju-ryu Karate

Goju-ryu (剛柔流) is one of the main traditional styles of Okinawan Karate, featuring a combination of hard and soft techniques. Kanryo Higaonna was known as the highest authority of Naha Te. He and his successor Chojun Miyagi made several basics. ‘Go’ meaning hard, refers to closed hand techniques or straight linear attacks. ‘Ju’ meaning soft, refers to open hand techniques and circular movements. Goju-ryu incorporates both circular and linear movements into its basic method, combining hard striking attacks such as kicks and close hand punches with softer open hand circular techniques for attacking, blocking, and controlling the opponent, including locks, grappling, takedowns, and throws. Breathing method is also very important.

3. Uechi-ryu Karate 
3. Uechi-ryu Karate

Uechi-ryu (上地流) is a traditional style of Okinawan karate. Uechi-ryu means “Style of Uechi”. Originally called Pangai-noon, which translates to English as “half-hard, half-soft”, the style was renamed Uechi-ryu after the founder of the style, Kanbun Uechi. Uechi-ryu’s connection with Chinese Shorin-ken means the former shares a similar foundation with Naha-Te despite their separate development. Therefore Uechi-ryu is also heavily influenced by the kung fu from the Fujian province. Uechi-ryu training styles are focused only on Sanchin training and body conditioning.

4. Kobudo (Okinawa Style Weapons)
4. Kobudo (Okinawa Style Weapons)

Kobudo (古武道) is a term that can be translated to “ancient martial way”. We offer instruction in Ryukyu Kobudo, the martial arts weapons of Okinawa. The weapons of Kobudo include the Bo (a long staff), Sai (dagger-shaped truncheon…usually used in pairs), Tonfa (side-handled club…usually used in pairs), Kama (sickle…usually used in pairs), Nunchaku (two sticks connected by a cord), Eku (boat oar), Nunte Bo (spear) as well as several others.

Grand masters of Okinawan Karate

The CEO of our company was a Karate champion in Japan. He has been learning Karate for more than 33 years who has also taught karate in many countries such as, Japan, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, China and Nepal. Based on his Karate knowledge and teaching experience worldwide, we have a clear, strict criteria when selecting Okinawan Karate masters for our programs.

Shorin-Ryu  “Seibukan”
10th Dan Zenpo Shimabukuro sensei

Matsubayashi-Ryu  “Kodokan”
10th Dan Yoshitaka Taira sensei

Shorin-Ryu  “Kenshikai”
9th Dan Yoshimasa Kakazu sensei

Shorinji-Ryu  “Senshinkan”
9th Dan Masanobu Sakugawa sensei

Goju-Ryu  “Jundokan”
9th Dan Tsuneo Kinjo sensei
9th Dan Tetsu Gima sensei
8th Dan Kazuya Higa sensei

Kobudo  “Shimbukan”
9th Dan Hiroshi Akamine sensei

Goju-Ryu  “Shodokan”
8th Dan Zenei Oshiro sensei

Uechi-Ryu  “Kenyukai”
9th Dan Kiyohide Shinjo sensei

Shorin-Ryu  “Shubukan”
9th Dan Yasuhiro Uema sensei
6th Dan Takeshi Uema sensei

Goju-Ryu  “Kenshikai”
10th Dan Tetsuhiro Hokama sensei

Goju-Ryu  “Meibukan”
9th Dan Masaaki Ikemiyagi sensei

Shito-Ryu  “Kaihojuku”
Yusuke Onaga sensei
Karate Champion of Okinawa National sports festival

Details about 4 Styles of Okinawa Karate Trial Course

Minimum number of participants   1 person
Training   4 lessons
Lesson time (2 hours)   18:00〜22:00 (depending on the dojo)
 Transfer   Transfer is on a request base
Certificate   Ageshio Japan original training completion certificate

Okinawan Karate Dojo manners

・You need to respect Okinawan Karate Grand master.
・You have to bow when entering and leaving the dojo.
・Do not bother other students.
・Please bring your own Karate uniform, towel, and drink(s).
・Make sure you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start of lesson.
・Be sure to turn off your mobile phone during the lesson.
・You are not allowed to take pictures nor record without the permission of the sensei.

Cancel Policy

If you want to cancel your reservation, there will be a cancellation fee based on the following cancel policy.

 Estimate  Free
After application〜15 days before the activity day   25% cancellation fee
8〜14 days before   50% cancellation fee
 Within 7 days  100% cancellation fee