Take the 100 Kata Challenge with us in Okinawa on Saturday October 22nd!
Join us for the upcoming 100 Kata for Karate Day event in Okinawa Oct 22nd 2016! Everyone is welcome, beginners and all styles.
A kata is a pattern of karate techniques performed in a set sequence. Its an essential part of traditional karate practice. Today karate, which originated in Okinawa, is popular around the world and practiced by millions. You might say it is Okinawa’s most successful export! So its fitting that we take on a special challenge to celebrate karate in Okinawa.
9AM START at CHURASUN Beach (Toyosaki Beach) in Tomishiro. (map)
Please arrive early in time for line up and start. You should warm up yourself in advance of 9AM. CHURASUN Beach is a 30 min drive from Naha. You can take a taxi there from Naha.
To commence the event we are very pleased to welcome the Mayor of Tomishiro City, Mr. Haruki Gibo, who is himself a karateka and strong supporter of karate development in Tomishiro. Tomishiro is the location of the new Karate Kaikan building, the new home of karate in Okinawa, a project Mayor Gibo championed.
We are also very grateful to Arakaki Toshimitsu sensei of Matsubayashiryu Karatedo who will lead the participants through one repetition of FUKYUKATA ICHI to commence the 100 Kata Challenge.
Following the performance of FUKYUKATA ICHI all participants will be free to continue with 100 repetitions of their chosen kata. There is no time limit on completion of your 100 kata.
The 100 Kata for Karate Day is now truly a worldwide event. Already we have participants from 20+ countries signed up for Oct 22nd 2016. And I know we will see many many more take on the challenge. So please spread the word, invite your friends and join us on another historical day! Let’s make it a day to remember.
Sign up here – http://challengeokinawa.com/100katachallenges/
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