Challenge Okinawa is very proud to sponsor and host this special event in Okinawa:
The 1st CYBERBUDO Budosai Seminar in Okinawa
SATURDAY APRIL 29th. Start time 9AM (finish by 6PM)
LOCATION: The Karate Kaikan in Tomishiro (空手会館、豊見城市）
We are very lucky to have Terry Wingrove Hanshi visiting Okinawa and sponsoring this special event.
We have opened this event to additional attendees but you must contact James Pankiewicz in advance to confirm permission to attend. There is no fee for this event.
Wingrove Hanshi spent 21 years in Japan and is in his 50th year in karate. He received his 8th dan Kyoshi, 18 years ago in Kyoto.
8th Dan Karate (FAJKO, WUKO), 9th Dan Jujitsu (EJJU, IJJF), 3rd Dan Aikido, 3rd Dan Judo.
This event has been designed to introduce attendees to a range of styles and teachers prominent in Okinawa today who teach traditional Okinawan technique. The seminar will include 3 guest instructors demonstrating techniques from Motobu Udundi and Goju-ryu karate. Featuring and Sponsored by Terry Wingrove Hanshi with:
YAGI ISAO Hanshi – 9th dan Motobu-ryu Ryukyu Bujutsu Moudi, instructor in MOTOBU UDUNDI, the ancient royal palace art which was kept secret until recent times. Motobu Udundi
blends te (the precursor of karate) kobudo (weapons) and Ryukyu dance. The name comes from the fact that it was passed down through the noble Motobu family of the udun rank, with the di coming from ti, meaning bujutsu–martial art–in Ryukyuan. Motobu Udundi is considered a “general” martial art in that it makes use of punching and kicking striking techniques, joint locking and throwing techniques known as tuiti, and a variety of weapons.
KUBA YOSHIO Hanshi – instructor in Goju-ryu karate
Yoshio Kuba is a 10th Dan black belt and is the head of the Kenpokai in Okinawa, Japan. He was a direct student of Seikichi Toguchi Sensei, who was a student of Chojun Miyagi Sensei and Seiko Higa Sensei. Kuba Sensei epitomizes the understanding of Goju and his understand of its concepts and application is legendary but off and on the dojo floor. He run a full time acupuncturist practice in Okinawa and is head of the Acupuncture Association in Japan.
HOKAMA TETSUHIRO Hanshi – 10th Dan Gojuryu Karatedo Hanshi, President of the Okinawa Gojuryu Kenshi Kai Karatedo Kobudo Association and founder of the first Karatedo museum in the World. Hanshi Hokama is one of the most knowledgeable Gojuryu Karatedo masters. He has a deep understanding of the “Old Ways” of Karate. He is also a very accomplished and skilled calligrapher, or Japanese SHODO.
9AM – Registration and greetings followed by Terry Wingrove Hanshi introductory session
10:30 – 12:30 – YAGI ISAO Hanshi – MOTOBU UDUNDI
12:30- 1:30PM – LUNCH.
1:30 – 3:30PM – KUBA YOSHIO Hanshi – GOJURYU
3:30 Break time
4:00PM-6PM – HOKAMA TETSUHIRO Hanshi. Hokama sensei will teach GOJURYU technique for 60 mins, then will demonstrate SHODO for participants and produce Shodo pieces upon request. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase an original and unique piece of Shodo for your home or dojo. Typically prices per piece are 5000 yen – 10000 yen depending on the size and materials.
5:45 Seminar closes – we must exit the room by 6PM so please collect all your belongings and ensure no rubbish of any kind of left behind.
Changing rooms with showers (100 yen) are available inside the Kaikan.
7PM – post seminar dinner
We have reserved a 2 hour 40 seat booking at NOTO NO UMI , featuring a very tasty Okinawan cuisine menu and all-you-can-drink special course! This restaurant is only a 10 minute ride by taxi from the Kaikan. Cost per person is 4000 yen. Please contact James Pankiewicz for reservations.
NOTO NO UMI, Naha, Kaniharacho 10-8, 2nd floor. 098-852-1714. Near ONOYAMAKOEN monorail station.
Following dinner you are warmly invited to meet at The DOJO Bar for drinks.
DOJO Bar (www.dojobarnaha.com)
Nearest monorail station is MAKISHI.