Okinawa International Karate Tournament to be held in August 2018, hosting up to 6,000 participants from other prefectures and abroad

Okinawa International Karate Tournament to be held in August 2018, hosting up to 6,000 participants from other prefectures and abroad

Vice Governor Moritake Tomikawa made a speech at the International Karate Tournament Executive Committee's general meeting on April 19, at the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Okinawa Harbor View in Naha City.


April 19, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa International Karate Tournament executive committee, which plans to host the 1st Okinawa International Karate Tournament in August 2018, held its second general meeting in Naha City on April 19.
The tournament will be held in kata category’s four divisions, Shuri-te/Tomari-te stye, Naha-te style, Uechi-ryu and Kobudou.

At the meeting, the tournament logo, posters, flyers and other matters were reported from subcommittees. A website for the tournament containing information about venues was set up at the end of March.

The executive committee will send caravans to European countries and elsewhere to promote the tournament from October this year to January next year.

It expects 5 to 6,000 participants from other prefectures and overseas to take part in events including seminars and exchange meetings.

(English translation by T&CT)

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