Karate demonstration on Karate Day

Karate demonstration on Karate Day

Members of the Society for the Advancement of Traditional Okinawa Karate demonstrating karate for “Karate Day” on October 25 at Palette Kumoji Plaza. (Photograph by Tetsuzo Tokeshi)


October 26, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 25, the Society for the Advancement of Traditional Okinawa Karate had a special demonstration for the first time on Karate Day. It was held in front of Palette Kumoji, a department store in Naha, to demonstrate karate to people from both inside and outside of the prefecture.

Fifty representatives from four organizations – All Okinawa Karate-do Federation, Okinawa Prefectural Karate-do Federation, Okinawa Karate and Kobudo Federation, and Okinawa Karate Association – performed karate kata such as seisan and sanchin. All board members also gave a well-coordinated performance of chudan zuki.

Governor Hirokazu Nakaima and Mayor of Naha City Takeshi Onaga joined in the event wearing karate uniforms. Governor Nakaima also serves as the chairman of the Society said, “Karate has been introduced to over 180 countries and now has 50 million exponents around the world. Let’s work together to spread the appeal of karate.”

One of the performers of the Okinawa Karate and Kobudo Federation, 27 year-old Akina Tamaki from Urasoe City stated, “I hope that this demonstration leads to an increase in the number of people who love karate.”

(English Translation by T&CT, Shinako Oyakawa and Mark Ealey)

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