May 01, 2017 AM 07:28
Outline of the Okinawa Traditional Karate Liaison Bureau
Traditional karate is a cultural heritage of Okinawa. Focusing on personal training of kata, it is characterized by the importance of developing a proper spirit and valuing martial attitude. By promoting Okinawan traditional karate to the world, we wish to reaffirm and establish the international status of “Okinawa, birthplace of karate”. So doing, we aim at contributing to the further industrial development of Okinawa through tourism activities and related business.
The goals of the Okinawa karate circles are mainly: (1) Construction of a Karate Hall (Karatedo Kaikan) (2) Periodical organization of a world tournament (3) Enforcement of the Intangible Cultural Asset Designation (4) Introduction of karate in school education
Supporting these goals, our committee’s objectives are as follow: 1. Liaison bureau activities 2. Multilingual information diffusion and networking 3. Training programs development and management 4. Karate related projects for kids and international exchange projects 5. Promotion for a better karate understanding within Okinawa 6. Supporting the nurturing of international level instructors.
Believing that karate is a cultural heritage that has no frontier and can contribute to the world, we, as an organization supporting Okinawa’s karate circles for the public good, strive to develop projects related to Okinawan traditional karate and its international networks.
Vice chairman – Vice principal, Okinawa Shogaku Jr. & Sr. High School (website)
|Supervision:||Miguel Da Luz
General Manager, Okinawa Media Planning Co., Ltd (website)
Research worker, Development Planning Institute, inc. (website)
Director, Seek Co.,Ltd. (website)
Nagamine Kyoko Certified Tax Accountant Office, head of office
Head of the secretariat: Miguel Da Luz
Address: 1-25-25 Ameku, Naha City, Okinawa JAPAN 900-0005
(IMPORTANT: If you wish to meet with us or make an appointment, please make sure to contact us in advance.)
Email: contact us
Our report of activities is available online. Click on the image below to open the pdf file.
You will need a pdf reader to view it. Also, some corrections were made in the English translation of the report.
2014 Annual meeting report