Introducing our new range from “Okinawa – The Dojo of Life”
Welcome to the new Okinawa Life range of clothing – good living and happy lifestyle under the tropical sun. Since times past Okinawans have known how to live the good life with simple pleasures. So we call Okinawa ‘the dojo of life’ – come and discover the rich culture and wisdom of our island.
Born from the cradle of karate
We take inspiration from the world of Okinawan karate to create our designs. Because ‘Okinawan karate’ is actually about much more than just karate. It is a way of life, a way of living and learning every day. We value ‘YUIMARU’ – the connection between us that keeps us together, and we celebrate the spirit of ‘ICHARIBA CHODE’ – because in our hearts we are all brothers and sisters just waiting to meet each other. This is the meaning of Okinawa Karate Life for us and the source of our passion and our inspiration.
Since the old times Okinawa has thrived as a hub for trade and exchange. So its island culture and people have become a vibrant ‘CHAMPURU’ culture, an amazing and unique mix of cultures and influences. Okinawans have a deep appreciation for good things, taking them in and adopting them into their CHAMPURU culture. We hope you like our original designs born from this rich culture.
Created by James Pankiewicz, founder of Challenge Okinawa GODOGAISHA, the 100 Kata Challenge events and the DOJO Bar in Okinawa, the ‘Okinawa – Dojo of Life’ label employs a small team of local designers to produce and market our original clothing and goods. As much as possible we design and manufacture our goods in Okinawa and strive to give back to the local island community as much as we can. Our office is located in Naha, above the DOJO Bar, so please drop by and say ‘Hi’ next time you are in town.
100 KATA CHALLENGE EVENTS: OFFICIAL CLOTHING & GOODS
Available 24/7 from our SPREADSHIRT webstores (US webstore and UK webstore) – your source for all 100 Kata Challenge events clothing. The 100 Kata Challenge events are free to enter and so to help support our costs of organising and advertising the events we invite you to purchase an exclusive 100 Kata t-shirt, hoodie and other items. We hope you like our new designs for each event and enjoy wearing your 100 Kata Challenge items. Our current range is listed below.
100 KOBUDO & 100 KARATE KATA CHALLENGE event designs – get yours here
We are very excited to release our new 2017 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge themed shirts and hoodies. Designed in Okinawa by James and the DOJO Bar team. We hope you love them too!
2 INTERNATIONAL STORES NOW ONLINE – USA and UK
Below is a preview of our US Webstore – you can order direct from here, or visit our UK Webstore from this link to get low cost and quick local shipping in the UK.