Greetings from Okinawa. I hope you are all looking forward to the 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge 2017. Only 14 days to go!
Registrations from around the world continue to pour in every day. To know that so many of you will be taking on this challenge along with us here in Okinawa is truly uplifting. You can view the full list here .
The free Participation Certificate template is now available for download. If you wish to present your dojo members with a certificate then please feel free to download and print this document. There are spaces for
the participant name, dojo name, country and instructor name. For the JPEG file please click the link below, then right click on the certificate image and Save As to download the file. For the PDF file click the link below then Download via the icon on the top right corner of the page.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Christopher Rozek for designing this years certificate. I am very grateful for your help, Chris.
In the spirit of this free event please do not resell or charge for these certificates. Thank you.
JPEG certificate – http://challengeokinawa.com/en_US/100katachallenge2017cert2/
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 were very lucky to have Terry Wingrove Hanshi visiting Okinawa and sponsoring this special event.
Participants included special guests from the Cyberbudo organisation and local invitees. Around 50 people attended including many from Europe and the Americas.
Wingrove Hanshi 9th Dan Hanshi (FAJKO) spent 21 years in Japan and is in his 59th year in karate. He received his 8th dan Kyoshi, 33 years ago in Kyoto.
He also holds 9th Dan in Jujitsu, 3rd Dan Judo & 3rd Dan Aikido
This event was designed to introduce attendees to a range of styles and teachers prominent in Okinawa today who teach traditional Okinawan technique. The seminar included 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 runs 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 taught GOJURYU technique for 60 mins, then demonstrated SHODO for participants and produced a variety of beautiful Shodo pieces upon request. Many participants used this excellent opportunity to purchase original and unique pieces of Shodo for their home or dojo. Typically prices per piece were 5000 yen – 10000 yen depending on the size and materials.
5:45 Seminar closes
7PM – post seminar dinner
We 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!
NOTO NO UMI, Naha, Kaniharacho 10-8, 2nd floor. 098-852-1714. Near ONOYAMAKOEN monorail station.
Following dinner guests were warmly invited to meet at The DOJO Bar for drinks.
DOJO Bar (www.dojobarnaha.com)
Nearest monorail station is MAKISHI.