Feedback from the 2019 Yuimaru Hakken seminar in Okinawa

At the end of 2019 we welcomed 9 participants to the first Yuimaru Hakken karate seminar in Okinawa.

Over the next 12 days of intensive study they experienced an often challenging but very rewarding introduction to 3 different traditional Okinawan styles PLUS lots of extra learning opportunities (see below). Many participants said they would return for the seminar this year in 2020 even before they had left. They all felt that it was an excellent way to get to know the Okinawan teachers and the arts they pass on.

Several participants very kindly shared their feedback on the seminar experience with us, which we would like to share with you here below.

To find out more about upcoming seminars just follow the links on this page. Yuimaru Hakken seminars in 2020 - click here

Seiji Takahashi , USA.

I’ve arrived safely back in the Bay Area, and have finally gotten around to sending my thoughts on the Yuimaru Hakken Seminar, as per your request; I’m sorry for ...

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Why the 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge 2020 is unique.

The annual worldwide 100 Kobudo Kata event has been an opportunity for kobudo practitioners around the globe to come together as a community, celebrate the art we practice and share our stories of students and mentorships. We value your ongoing participation and thank you for your sincere efforts and support.

On October 31, 2019 a fire engulfed Shuri Castle here in our home of Okinawa.

Shurijo Castle symbolizes the history and culture of Okinawa, and its history is that of the Ryukyu Kingdom itself. While the loss is tragic the government has pledged to rebuild the iconic site and the contributions from the local and global community have been exceptional.

Meeting with our local design team on the 100 Kobudo Kata 2020 t-shirts

This year our event will be held in the town of Shuri. Our 2020 t-shirts will feature a stylized map of the immediate area highlighting some of the local businesses around the castle site.

In the coming weeks we will be featuring prof...

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