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October 2016, the month of karate in Okinawa


October 2016 promises to be a great month for karate enthusiasts in Okinawa. In addition to the Naha Festival and its Great Tug of War and the yearly commemorative events in relation with the Karate Day, officially established on October 25th, many karate manifestations are scheduled this year.

Here is the list, which will be updated along the way.


Premier League 2016 Okinawa Tournament

Dates: October 1-2

Venue: Okinawa Prefectural Budokan, Naha City

Organizer: WKF


CFA seminars

Dates: October 3-7

Venue: Okinawa Pref. Budokan, Naha City

Organizer: Karate Kenkyūkai


Naha Festival and Great Tug of War

Dates: October 8-10

Venue: Kokusai Street, Route 58 Kumoji crossing, Onoyama Park, Naha City

Organizer: Naha City & Conservation Society of Naha Giant Tug of War


21st All Okinawa Champs

Dates: October 16

Venue: Tamagusuku Gymnasium, Nanjo City

Organizer: Zen Okinawa Karatedo Federation


3rd 100 Kata for Karate Day challenge

Dates: October 22 (9AM Start)

Venue: Chura Sun Beach, Tomigusuku City

Organizer: Challenge Okinawa


Dedicatory demonstration for the victims of the war

Dates: October 23, starts at AM 6:00

Venue: Okinawa Pref. Peace Memorial Park, Itoman City

Organizer: Uechi-ryu-kei Rengokai


Karate Day’s demonstration 2016 & Guinness world record challenge

Date: October 23

Venue: Kokusai Street and in front of Naha Tenbusu, Naha City

Organizers: Okinawa Prefecture Government, etc.


WUF Karate kobudo exchange demonstration

Date: October 25

Venue: Okinawa Pref. Budokan, Naha City

Organizer: Okinawa Prefecture Government, etc.




The 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival

October 26-30

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Symposium “Karate and kobudo town, Naha” 2016

Dates: October 26, starts at PM6:00

Venue: Palette Civic Theater, Naha City

Organizers: Naha City Karatedo Federation, Naha City


2nd Okinawa Kenpo International Seminar

Dates: October 29-30

Venue: Ginowan City employees sport center

Organizer: Okinawan Kenpō Karatedō Association


19th Junior HS Champs

Dates: October 29

Venue: Gushikawa Comprehensive Gymnasium, Uruma City

Organizer: Okinawa Pref. JHS Athletic Federation


All Okinawa Karatedo Tournament

Dates: October 30

Venue: Okinawa City Budokan

Organizer: Okinawa Karate-Do Association


(Courtesy of Okinawa Karate News)


Note that the karate bureau doesn’t endorse these events.

They are announced as a source of information only.

According to the event, there might be or not an entrance fee.

For more details, please contact directly the organizers.

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