About the soon coming “Okinawa Karate Symposium”


As an event held with the registration of Okinawa karate to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list as goal, this symposium will review the status of various initiatives like the research on styles and kata, the strengthening of the organization management of the ODKS, the continuation of the Okinawa karate international tournament, etc. It will be done so in order to widely disseminate to karate circles as well as to local citizens the present situation of Okinawa karate and promote the further collaboration between all related organizations.


  • Date and time: Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 18:00 to 20:00
  • Venue: Okinawa Karate Kaikan
  • Organizer: Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Karate / Kobudo Preservation Society, ODKS
  • Program:
    18: 00 Opening
    18: 00~18: 30 Introduction of OPG initiatives
    18: 30~20: 00 Panel discussion
    20: 00 Closing