What's New

What's New

Photo gallery updated

2018/08/13

Please follow each links for detail.

Opening ceremony
Inaugural dedication
Demonstrations
Competition

Game result has been updated

2018/08/09

Please check for details.
https://okinawa-karate.okinawa/en/result/

Broadcasting live from each venue on YouTube

2018/08/01

You can watch live broadcasting on YouTube from Okinawa Prefectural Budokan and Okinawa Karate Kaikan during the tournament .
Please follow each links to watch.

• Okinawa Prefectural Budokan
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNpJoUwVlGVE0m-Ccj690lw

• Okinawa Karate Kaikan
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1wRd_hsJcqhI8IcSgPdGMA

To All the Press : Important Notice

2018/07/31

To All the Press : Important Notice

  1. If you wish to interview/video shoot the Tournament, please submit the “Registration Form” to the press registration desk at the venue(s) on the day you wish to do so. Only the press whom the Executive Committee of the Tournament has approved are permitted to interview and/or video shooting.
    Download application [word]
  2. Please register on the day of Interviewing/video shooting during the Tournament. Please make sure to register first at each venue on a daily basis.
  3. Please wear your company’s armband at the venue.
    * We will rent a Media Pass if you don’t have one. All the crew members who enter the venue must wear the armband or rent a Media Pass.
  4. When video shooting the competition and seminars, please keep a enough distance from the competitors, coaches, and instructors so that you will not disturb them.
    The use of flash at the competitors and performers is prohibited.
  5. Video shooting the competitions and seminars for long hours and instructors’ teaching methods for the purpose of publicizing them is prohibited.
  6. The images and videos are not allowed to use for other purposes.
    * Interviewing and video shooting for the commercial use purposes such as selling images and videos are prohibited.
  7. When interviewing and video shooting, please follow the instructions of the Executive Committees. If you ignore or disobey, the Executive Committee may refuse your interviewing and video shooting.
  8. If you broadcast and/or post the content of interviews and/or the videos, please send the data to the Executive Committee.

<Please send posted/broadcasted data to the below>
E-mail: brain@brain-ok.co.jp
Business Contractor’s Name: Corporation Brain Okinawa, Ms. Kaneshima
TEL: 098-862-6269

Tournament schedule has been updated

2018/07/29

Detailed tournament schedule has been updated.
Please check detail information in following page.
https://okinawa-karate.okinawa/en/tournament-schedule/

As to Parking Space and Shuttle Bus Service During the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament

2018/07/26

Parking Space

The parking space at Okinawa Karate Kaikan on August 1 will be used by the staff and people concerned to the Tournament only.

We appreciate for your cooperation if you would use the public transportation during the Tournament due to the limited parking space at Okinawa Karate Kaikan and Prefecutural Hall of Martial Hall (Budokan).

If you need come by car, please park the car at the temporary parking space, Naha Military Port, during the Tournament.

Open hours of the temporary parking space (Naha Military Port).

  • Wednesday, August 1 : 8:00 ~ 21:30
  • Thursday, August 2 ~ Monday August 6 : 8:00 ~ 20:00
  • Tuesday, August 7 : 8:00 ~ 18:30

Any car parked after the above open hours will be towed away. Please be advised that we will ask you to pay the towing charge of JPY 100,000.

 

Shuttle Bus Service

  • There will be a free shuttle bus connecting the temporary parking space (Naha Military Port), Budokan, and Okinawa Karate Kaikan.
  • The shuttle bus will run every 15 – 20 minutes in the route of, the temporary parking space (Naha Military Port) > Budokan > Okinawa Karate Kaikan > Budokan > the temporary parking space (Naha Military Port).
  • The shuttle bus service is available during the hours below.
    Wednesday, August 1 : 8:10 ~ 21:30 (Service interval: every 15 minutes)
    Thursday, August 2 ~ Monday, August 6 : 8:10 ~ 20:00 (Service interval: every 15 minutes)
    Tuesday, August 7: 8:10 ~ 18:30 (Service internal: every 20 minutes)

*Please be advised that the service interval will be longer than above after 18:00.
*The last bus service of each day is shown as below.

  • Wednesday, August 1 : Departs Prefectural Budokan at 21:10
  • Thursday, August 2 ~ Monday, 6 : Departs Karate Kaikan at 19:30, Departs Prefectural Budokan19:40
  • Tuesday, August 7 : Departs Karate Kaikan at 18:00, Departs Budokan 18:10

Bus stop at Naha Military Port

Bus Stop at Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts

 

Bus Stop at Karate Kaikan

 

To Those who Participates in the Competition as Coach (Preliminary Rounds)

2018/07/20

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Thank you very much for your registration to participate in (the preliminary rounds of mainland Japan / Overseas of) the competition of the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament. This is the important announcement of the Tournament, so please make sure to read this thoroughly.

Overall Tournament Schedule

The overall tournament schedule has been posted on the official website of the Tournament.
Please confirm it by clicking the link below;
https://okinawa-karate.okinawa/en/tournament-schedule/

Coaches Meeting and ID Issue

• Date and Time: 18:00 ~ 19:00 on Wednesday, August 1
• Place: Number 3 Rensei Dojo in Okinawa Prefectural Budokan
*Please check the location on the official homepage;
https://okinawa-karate.okinawa/en/

• Precautions;

  • Please make sure to attend the meeting since it contains the important information both for participants and coaches.
  • Please pick up your ID card at the registration desk of the coaches meeting.
  • Only the participants, coaches, and people concerned and related to the event, are allowed to enter the competition area. Please wear your ID card inside of the area.
  • If you are unable to attend the meeting on August 1 for unavoidable circumstances, please register at the registration desk of the following venue on or after August 2; Open hours is 11:00 – 18:00 on August 2 & 3, 9:00 – 10:00 on August 4.
Shuri・Tomari-te kei Thurs. 2 ~ Sat. 4 of August Prefectural Budokan
Naha-te kei Thurs. 2 ~ Sat. 4 of August Okinawa Karate Kaikan
Uechi-ryu kei Thurs. 2 of August Prefectural Budokan
Fri. 3 ~ Sat. 4 of August Okinawa Karate Kaikan
Kobudo (Bo) Thurs. 2 of August Okinawa Karate Kaikan
Fri. 3 ~ Sat. 4 of August Prefectural Budokan
Kobudo (Sai) Thurs. 2 ~ Sat. 4 of August Prefectural Budokan

Preliminary Rounds Schedule

Date Category・Events Venue Time
Thursday, August 2 ○Shuri・Tomari-te kei
・Juniors Male, Female
・Adults I Male
・Adults II Female
○Uechi-ryu kei 
Okinawa Prefectural Budokan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
10:30~ Competition starts
15:30~ Competition ends (tentative)
○Kobudo(Bo) Okinawa Karate Kaikan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration, Weapons Inspection
10:30~ Competition starts
15:15~ Competition ends (tentative)
Friday, August 3 ○Shuri・Tomari-te kei
・Seniors I Female
・Seniors II Male
・Seniors Male, Female
○Kobudo (Sai)
Okinawa Prefectural Budokan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
Weapons Inspection
10:30~ Competition starts
16:15~ Competition ends (tentative)
○Naha-te kei Okinawa Karate Kaikan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
10:30~ Competition starts
14:30~ Competition ends (tentative)

Main Tournament Schedule

Date Category・Events Venue Time
Saturday, August 4 ○Shuri・Tomari-te kei
○Kobudo(Bo)
○Kobudo (Sai)
※The last four of each category will be determined.
Okinawa Prefectural Budokan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration, Weapons Inspection
10:30~ Competition starts
15:30~ Competition ends (tentative)
○Naha-te kei
○Uechi-ryu kei
※The last four of each category will be determined.
Okinawa Karate Kaikan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
10:30~ Competition starts
15:30~ Competition ends (tentative)
Sunday, August 5 ○Shuri・Tomari-te kei
○Kobudo (Bo)
○Kobudo (Sai)
※The semifinal, final, and third-place match will be held.
Okinawa Prefectural Budokan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration, Weapons Inspection
10:00~ Competition starts
16:00~ Competition ends (tentative)
○Naha-te kei
○Uechi-ryu kei
※The semifinal, final, and  third-place match will be held.
Okinawa Karate Kaikan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
10:00~ Competition starts
15:15~ Competition ends (tentative)

Important Notice

Competitions

  • Details of match time of each event, the implementation method of preliminary rounds (e.g. preliminary groups, performance order, the conditions to advance to the main Tournament), and the implementation method of the main Tournament (e.g. tournament table) will be determined by the Executive Committee, and these information, along with the participants’ name list(s), will be posted on the homepage of the Tournament.
  • A participant of Kobudo must have his/her weapon inspected at a given time on the day of the Tournament.
  • For each match, the participants must write a Kata name they will perform on “Declaration Form” on the reverse side of the ID card, and submit it to a score-keeper at each court 10 minutes before a match starts.
  • Concerning the official uniforms and Kata selection, please confirm them in “Competition Rules and Regulations” and “Judge and Referee Regulations” on the Tournament homepage. Anybody who violates the regulations may be treated as disqualified.
  • Please bring your ID card and register first at the registration desk at the venue on the day of your match.
  • Anyone who forgets his/her bib number and the ID card on the day of match will be treated as “conceding/abandoning” the Tournament. Additionally, neither the bib number nor the ID card will be reissued for any reasons.

Others

  • There is no exclusive parking space for coaches and participants at the venues. Please use public transportation.
  • If you need to come by car, please park the car at Naha Military Port which is open as a temporary parking space. Please use a free shuttle bus service from the port to each venue.
  • Please secure your valuables and luggage, and pick up after yourself to keep the venues clean during the Tournament.

Exchange Meeting (Farewell Party)

• Time and Date: 18:30-20:30 on Tuesday, August 7 (Door opens at 18:00)
• Place: Kariyushi Urban Resort Naha; “Nirai Kanai” room on the 6th floor
• Precautions

  • There will be a free shuttle bus service from Budokan to the hotel.
  • Please be informed that there will be no shuttle bus service from the hotel after the party.
  • Please bring your ID card to attend the party.

To All the Participants of the Seminars

2018/07/20

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Thank you very much for your registration to participate in Okinawa Karate Seminars of the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament.
This is the important announcement of the Tournament, so please make sure to read this thoroughly.

The Overall Tournament Schedule

The overall tournament schedule has been posted on the official website of the Tournament. Please confirm it from the link below;
https://okinawa-karate.okinawa/en/tournament-schedule//

Seminar Registration

• Date and Time:
10:00 ~ 20:00, Wednesday, August 1
11:00 ~ 18:00, Thursday, August 2 – Sunday, August 5
• Place:
1. For Wednesday, August 1
– Cellular Park inside Onoyama Park (Next to Prefectural Budokan)
2. For Thursday, August 2 ~ Sunday, August 5
– Okinawa Prefectural Budokan
Precautions:

  • For seminar registration, a “Confirmation sheet” and an “ID with a photo” are two required items. Since the confirmation sheet can be printed out from the registration site, please check it beforehand.
  • Each seminar participant must register to receive an ID card.
  • Registration by the group representative and/or a proxy is accepted. In this case, the group representative/proxy must bring all the required documents, which are aforementioned two items, of the participant(s) he/she is registering for.
  • Only the seminar participants and people concerned and related to the event are allowed to enter the seminar area. Please wear your ID card inside of the area.
  • If you are unable to register by August 5 for unavoidable circumstances, please register on the day of your seminar, either August 6 or 7, at the registration desk of each seminar venue.

Important Notice

  • Please wear Karate-gi to attend the seminar.
  • Please bring your weapon(s) for Kobudo seminar(s) you are attending. The Executive Committee will prepare weapons, however, the number of available weapons is limited. Therefore, there may not be enough weapons for all the seminar participants. For your information, there are weapons for sale at the seminar venue.
  • There is no exclusive parking space for the seminar participants at the venues. Please use public transportation.
  • If you need to come by car, please park the car at Naha Military Port, which is open as a temporary parking space. Please use a free shuttle bus service from the port to each venue.
  • Please secure your valuables and luggage, and pick up after yourself to keep the venues clean during the Tournament.

Content of Seminars and Venues

Morning, August 6

Instructor Content Weapon Court
1 Masanobu Sakugawa Instruction of Kata (SESAN, ANANKU, FUKYUGATA I・II)   Okinawa Karate Kaikan Dojo
2 Takeshi Miyagi Instruction of Kata(NAIHANCHI Sho Dan ~ San Dan, PINAN Sho Dan ~ Go Dan, ITOSU NO PASSI)   Okinawa Karate Kaikan Dojo
3 Minoru Nakazato Hojo Undo, Yakusoku Kumite, Instruction of Kata (KOHONKATA, FUKYUGATA, NAIHANCHI, PINAN)   Budokan, Arena
4 Kiyomasa Maeda Instruction of Kata (FUKYUGATA I・II, PINAN Sho Dan, NAIHANCHI Sho Dan ~ Ni Dan, PINAN Sho Dan, Bunkai)   Okinawa Karate Kaikan
Training Room
5 Sadayuki Taira Junbi Undo, Hojo Undo (Training method), Instruction of Kata (KIHONKATA, SANCHIN)   Budokan, Arena
6 Morio Higaonna Junbi Undo, Hojo Undo (Chishi, Sashi, Nigiri Gami, etc), SANCHIN, Kakie   Budokan,
Rensei Dojo No.2
7 Takehiro Gaja Sanchin Kitae, Review of basics, Instruction of Kata (SANCHIN, SESAN, SANSERYU)   Budokan,
Rensei Dojo No.1
8 Kazuya Takara Sanchin・Hojo Undo, Instruction of Kata (KANSHIWA, SESAN, SENSERYU)   Budokan, Arena
9 Seiki Takushi Basic training of Bojutsu, Instruction of Kata Bo Budokan, Arena
10 Kotaro Iha Basic of Bojutsu, Basic offense and defense of Bo, Instruction of Kata, Basic practice of Saijutsu, Training Bo, Sai Budokan,
Rensei Dojo No.3

Afternoon, August 6

Instructor Content Weapon Court
11 Toru Kyan Instruction of Kata (NAIHANCHI Sho Dan, SESAN, NISESHI)   Budokan,
Rensei Dojo No.1
12 Morinobu Maeshiro Instruction of Kata (NAIHANCHI Sho Dan ~ San Dan, PINAN Sho Dan ~ Go Dan, ITOSU NO PASSAI)   Okinawa Karate Kaikan Dojo
13 Minoru Higa Basic actions (Punch, Kick, Block, Shifting position), Basic actions alteration   Okinawa Karate Kaikan Dojo
14 Choko Kyuna
Tsuyoshi Uechi
Basic actions (Way of standing, Block, Punch,Kick), Instruction of Kata (SESAN), Bunkai variations, Yakusoku Kumite, Kote Kitae, Sune Kitane)   Budokan
Rensei Dojo No.2
15 Masanori Kikugawa Instruction of Kata (SHISOCHIN, Bunkai)   Budokan, Arena
16 Meitatsu Yagi Basic, Kote Kitae, Kakete, Yakusoku Kumite, Instruction of Kata (SANCHIN, GEKISAI I~II), History of Karate   Okinawa Karate Kaikan
Training Room 
17 Haruyoshi Shimabukuro Basic (Punch, Kick, Sanchin), Yakusoku Kumite, Instruction of Kata   Budokan, Arena
18 Hitoshi Oyakawa Basic training of Bojutsu, Technique and Kata explanation of “TOKUMINE NU KUN” Bo Budokan,
Rensei Dojo No.3
19 Hiroshi Akamine Basic and Kata of Bo, Basic and Kata of Sai, Bo vs. Bo Kumite, Bo vs. Sai Kumite Bo, Sai Budokan, Arena
20 Giyu Gibo Tonfa, Sai, Bojutsu (Kata and basic) Tonfa, Sai, Bo Budokan, Arena

Morning, August 7

Instructor Content Weapon Court
21 Yoshitaka Taira
Toshimitsu Arakaki
Yobi Undo, Basic actions, Basic movements, Variations of action, Instructor of Kata (FUKYUGATA I~II, ANANKU, WANKAN, Bunkai variations), Yakusoku Kumite   Budokan,
Rensei Dojo No.2
22 Naonobu Ahagon Hojo Undo, Basic Kata (Kumite), Instruction of Kata (NAIHANCHI Sho Dan, PINAN Sho Dan (Bunkai))   Budokan
Rensei Dojo No.1
23 Zenpo Shimabukuro Basic actions, Instruction of Kata (SESAN, WANSU, PASSI, GOJUSHIHO), Yakkusoku Kumite   Okinawa Karate Kaikan Dojo
24 Seiei Hirata Junbi Undo, Hojo Undo, Basic actions, Sanchin, Instruction of Kata   Okinawa Karate Kaikan
Training Room
25 Morio Higaonna Jumbi Undo, Hojo Undo (Chishi, Sashi, Nigiri Gami, etc) SANCHIN, Kakie   Okinawa Karate Kaikan Dojo
26 Yoshio Kuba Basic, Hojo Undo, Instruction of Kata, Bunkai   Budokan, Arena
27 Kanji Uechi SANCHIN, Hojo Undo, Yakusoku Kumite, etc   Budokan, Arena
28 Tsutomu Nakahodo
Shinmatsu Okuhama
Hojo Undo, Yakusoku Kumite, SANCHIN/Sanchin Kitae, Instruction of Kata (SERYU, SANSERYU)   Budokan, Arena
29 Masakazu Kinjo Instruction of Bo and Kata (UFUGUSHIKU NU KUN), Basic and variations of Nunchaku (Maezato no Nunchakku) Bo, Nunchaku Budokan,
Rensei Dojo No.3
30 Seisho Itokazau Bo, Sai, Tonfa, Hojo Undo, Kata, Bunkai, Group instruction Bo, Sai, Tonfa Budokan, Arena

Afternoon, August 7

Instructor Content Weapon Court
31 Kiyoshige Hanashiro Instruction of Kata (SESAN, ANANKU, FUKYU GATA I・II)   Budokan, Arena
32 Yoshitaka Taira,
Toshimitsu Arakaki
Yobi Undo, Basic actions, Basic movements, Variations of action, Instruction of Kata (FUKYU GATA I・II, ANANKU, WANKAN, Bunkai variations), Yakusoku Kumite   Budokan
Arena
33 Minoru Higa Basic actions (Punch, Kick, Block, Shifting, position), Basic actions alternation   Okinawa Karate Kaikan Dojo
34 Naonobu Ahagon Hojo Undo, Kihonkata (Kumite), Instruction of Kata (NAIHANCHI Sho Dan, PINAN Sho Dan (Bunkai))   Budoka, Arena
35 Masaaki Ikemiyagi Hojo Undo, SANCHIN, Kata and Bunkai   Budokan,
Rensei Dojo No.2
36 Shintoku Gushiken Basic exercise, Hojo Undo, Instruction of Goju-ryu Kata, Bunkai of Kata   Okinawa Karate Kaikan
Training Room
37 Kiyohide Shinjo Instruction of Kata (SANCHIN, SESAN, SANSERYU)   Okinawa Krate Kaikan Dojo
38 Takenobu Uehara SANCHIN, Kote, Kashi Kitae, Hojo Undo, Instruction of Kata (SECHIN), Bunkai, Lecture   Budokan,
Rensei Dojo No.1
39 Masahiro Nakamoto Outline and practice of Okinawa Traditional Kobudo, Instruction of Kata (UFUGUSHIKU NU KUN), Maezato no Nunchaku-jutsu Bo, Nunchaku Budokan,
Rensei Dojo No.3
40 Hiroshi Akamine Basic/Kata of Bo, Basic/Kata of Sai, Bo vs.Bo Kumite, Bo vs. Sai Kumite Bo, Sai Budokan, Arena

Opening Ceremony

• Date and Time: 12:30-14:00 on Wednesday, August 1
• Place: Okinawa Prefectural Budokan Arena
• Precautions

  • Please wear Karate-gi to attend the ceremony
  • Dressing rooms at Okinawa Cellular Stadium at Onoyama Park (next to Prefectural Budokan) are available from 10:00 am.
  • Please gather at the Cellular Park at Onoyama Park (next to Budokan) by 12:00pm, which is 30 minutes before the ceremony starts.
  • Please line up and march into the venue based on the guidance and instructions of the staff.
  • Please secure your valuables by yourself.
  • Please finish your lunch before the gathering time. Having lunch inside of Cellular Park is prohibited.

Exchange Meeting (Farewell Party)

• Time and Date : 18:30-20:30 on Tuesday, August 7 (Door opens at 18:00)
• Place:Kariyushi Urban Resort Naha; “Nirai Kanai” room on the 6th floor
• Precautions

  • There will be a free shuttle bus service from Budokan to the hotel.
  • Please be informed that there will be no shuttle bus service from the hotel after the party.
  • Please bring your ID card to attend the party.

To All the Participants of the Competition (Preliminary Rounds)

2018/07/20

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Thank you very much for your registration to participate in (the preliminary rounds of mainland Japan / Overseas of) the competition of the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament. This is the important announcement of the Tournament, so please make sure to read this thoroughly.

Overall Tournament Schedule

The overall tournament schedule has been posted on the official website of the Tournament.
Please confirm it by clicking the link below;
https://okinawa-karate.okinawa/en/tournament-schedule/

Registration of Participants

• Date and Time: 10:00 – 20:00 on Wednesday, August 1
• Place: Cellular Park inside Onoyama Park (Next to Prefectural Budokan)
*Please confirm it from the official homepage;(https://okinawa-karate.okinawa/en/oshirase/opening-closing-ceremony/
• Precautions:

  • A “confirmation sheet” and an “ID with a photo” are two required items for registration. Since the confirmation sheet can be printed out from the registration site, please check it beforehand.
  • Each participant must register to receive an ID card and a bib number.
  • Registration by the group representative and/or a proxy is accepted. In this case, the group representative/proxy must bring all the required documents, which are aforementioned two items, of the participant(s) he/she is registering for.
  • Since the bib number is a sewing type, please be sure to sew it on the back of Karate-gi before the day of your match.
  • Only the participants, coaches, and people concerned and related to the event, are allowed to enter the competition area. Please wear your ID card inside of the area.
  • If you are unable to register on August 1 for unavoidable circumstances, please register at the registration desk of the following venue on or after August 2; Open hours is 11:00 – 18:00 on August 2 and 9:00 – 10:00 on August 3.
Shuri-te Tomari-te kei Prefectural Budokan
Naha-te kei Okinawa Karate Kaikan
Uechiryu kei Prefectural Budokan
Kobudo(Bo) Okinawa Karate Kaikan
Kobudo(Sai) Prefectural Budokan

Tournament Schedule

Preliminary Rounds Schedule

Date Category・Events Venue Time
Thursday, August 2 ○Shuri・Tomari-te kei
・Juniors Male, Female
・Adults I Male
・Adults II Female
○Uechi-ryu kei 
Okinawa Prefectural Budokan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
10:30~ Competition starts
15:30~  Competition ends (tentative)
○Kobudo(Bo) Okinawa Karate Kaikan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
Weapons Inspection
10:30~ Competition starts
15:15~  Competition ends (tentative)
Friday, August 3 ○Shuri・Tomari-te kei
・Seniors I Female
・Seniors II Male
・Seniors Male, Female
○Kobudo (Sai)
Okinawa Prefectural Budokan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
Weapons Inspection
10:30~ Competition starts
16:15~  Competition ends (tentative)
  ○Naha-te kei Okinawa Karate Kaikan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
10:30~ Competition starts
14:30~ Competition ends (tentative)

Main Tournament Schedule

Date Category・Events Venue Time
Saturday, August 4 ○Shuri・Tomari-te kei
○Kobudo(Bo)
○Kobudo (Sai)
※The last four of each category will be determined
Okinawa Prefectural Budokan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
Weapons Inspection
10:30~ Competition starts
15:30~ Competition ends (tentative)
○Naha-te kei
○Uechi-ryu kei
※The last four of each category will be determined.
Okinawa Karate Kaikan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
10:30~ Competition starts
15:30~ Competition ends (tentative)
Sunday, August 5 ○Shuri・Tomari-te kei
○Kobudo (Bo)
○Kobudo (Sai)
※The semifinal, final, and third-place match will be held.
Okinawa Prefectural Budokan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
Weapons Inspection
10:00~ Competition starts
16:00~ Competition ends (tentative)
○Naha-te kei
○Uechi-ryu kei
※The semifinal, final, and third-place match will be held.
Okinawa Karate Kaikan 9:00~ Door opens, Registration
10:00~ Competition starts
15:15~ Competition ends (tentative)

Important Notice

Competitions

  • Details of match time of each event, the implementation method of preliminary rounds (e.g. preliminary groups, performance order, the conditions to advance to the main Tournament), and the implementation method of the main Tournament (e.g. tournament table) will be determined by the Executive Committee, and these information, along with the participants’ name list(s), will be posted on the homepage of the Tournament.
  • A participant of Kobudo must have his/her weapon inspected at a given time on the day of the Tournament.
  • For each match, the participants must write a Kata name they will perform on “Declaration Form” on the reverse side of the ID card, and submit it to a score-keeper at each court 10 minutes before a match starts.
  • Concerning the official uniforms and Kata selection, please confirm them in “Competition Rules and Regulations” and “Judge and Referee Regulations” on the Tournament homepage. Anybody who violates the regulations may be treated as disqualified.
  • Please bring your ID card and register at the registration desk at the venue on the day of your match.
  • Anyone who forgets his/her bib number and the ID card on the day of match will be treated as “conceding/abandoning” the Tournament. Additionally, neither the bib number nor the ID card will be reissued for any reasons.

Others

  • There is no exclusive parking space for the participants at the venues. Please use public transportation.
  • If you need to come by car, please park the car at Naha Military Port which is open as a temporary parking space. Please use a free shuttle bus service from the port to each venue.
  • Please secure your valuables and luggage, and pick up after yourself to keep the venues clean during the Tournament.

Opening Ceremony

• Date and Time: 12:30-14:00 on Wednesday, August 1
• Place: Okinawa Prefectural Budokan Arena
• Precautions

  • Please wear Karate-gi to attend the ceremony
  • Dressing rooms at Okinawa Cellular Stadium at Onoyama Park (next to Prefectural Budokan) are available from 10:00 am.
  • Please gather at the Cellular Park at Onoyama Park (next to Prefectural Budokan) by 12:00pm, which is 30 minutes before the ceremony starts.
  • Please line up and march into the venue based on the guidance and instructions of the staff.
  • Please secure your valuables by yourself.
  • Please finish your lunch before the gathering time. Having lunch inside of Cellular Park is prohibited.

Closing Ceremony

• Time and Date: 16:30 – 18:00 on Sunday, August 5分
• Place: Okinawa Prefectural Budokan Arena
• Precautions

  • All participants including those participated in repechage matches.
  • Please wear Karate-gi.
  • Please use dressing rooms in Budokan
  • For the participants of Shuri/Tomari-te kei; please gather at Rensei dojo No. 1 in Budokan and for the participants of Naha-te kei, Uechi-ryu kei, and Kobudo (Bo and Sai), please gather at Rensei dojo No.2 in Budokan by 16:00, 30 minutes before the ceremony starts.
  • Please line up and march based on the guidance and instructions by the staff.
  • Please secure your valuables by yourself.

Exchange Meeting (Farewell Party)

• Time and Date: 18:30-20:30 on Tuesday, August 7 (Door opens at 18:00)
• Place: Kariyushi Urban Resort Naha;(https://urbanresort-naha.kariyushi-inb.com/en-gb)“Nirai Kanai” room on the 6th floor
• Precautions

  • There will be a free shuttle bus service from Budokan to the hotel.
  • Please be informed that there will be no shuttle bus service from the hotel after the party.
  • Please bring your ID card to attend the party.

Information on Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony (Award Ceremony)

2018/07/14

Regarding the participation in opening ceremony and marching

At the opening ceremony, both competition and seminar participants will march into the venue as follows. Please note that the assembly of the entrance march and the opening ceremony venue are different.

Entrance marchers

• All competition participants (from overseas, mainland Japan, and Okinawa)
• All seminar participants (from overseas, mainland Japan, and Okinawa)

Uniform

• Karate-gi
• Dressing room at Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha in Onoyama Park (next to Budokan) are available from 10:00 a.m. on the day.

Assembly

• Time: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
12:00 (30 minutes before start of Opening Ceremony)
• Assembly: Cellular Park in Onoyama Park (next to Budokan)
• Precautions
* Please wear karate-gi.
* Please follow the guidance and instructions of the staff.
* Please secure your valuables by yourselves.
* Please finish lunch before gathering. Meal in Cellular Park is prohibited.

Detailed Map

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Regarding the participation in closing ceremony (award ceremony) and marching

At the closing ceremony (award ceremony), the competition participants will march into the venue as follows.

Entrance marchers

• All competition participants (from overseas, mainland Japan, and Okinawa)

Uniform

• Karate-gi
• Dressing room in Budokan are available on the day.

Assembly

• Time: Sunday, August 5th, 2018 16:00 (30 minutes before start of Closing Ceremony)
• Assembly (tentative):
* Participants of Shuri-te kei/Tomari-te kei: Rensei dojo No. 1 in Budokan
* Participants of Naha-te kei, Uechi-ryu kei, Kobudo (Bo, Sai): Rensei dojo No. 2
in Budokan →Facility guidance of Budokan (Tournament official website)
• Precautions
* Please wear karate-gi.
* Please follow the guidance and instructions of the staff.
* Please secure your valuables by yourselves.

Detailed Map

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Sponsor

Okinawa Karate International Tournament Executive Committee
(Okinawa Prefecture Culture and Tourism Sports Division, Karate Promotion Division Karate Promotion Team)
Okinawa Prefectural Government 1-2-2 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa, 900-8570
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