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What's New

Competition (preliminary round in Okinawa) qualifiers information has been released


Please check detailed information go to page below.
Competition (Preliminary round in Okinawa) Qualifiers

Applying to “Preliminary Rounds in Mainland Japan & Overseas” and “Okinawa Karate Seminar” has been extended


Application due for “Competition (Preliminary rounds in mainland Japan & overseas)” and “Okinawa Karate Seminar” has been extended until Sunday, April 30th.
If you consider to join, please hurry!!
We look forward to having many of you join us!

【Revised deadline for “Application” and “Admission fee payment”】
23:59 on Monday, April 30th (*Japan time)

Kata movie page updated


Please check out official Kata movie.

*Those Kata movie is intended for The 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament.

“Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)” are published


We published frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding the tournament.

Please see the link below.


The Participation Application for Competition (Overseas & Mainland Japan Preliminaries) and Okinawa Karate Seminar


The application deadline will be 23:59 on Saturday, March 31st (Japan time) for:

・Competition (Overseas and Mainland Japan Preliminaries) to be held on
Thursday, August 2 and Friday, August 3.

・Okinawa Karate Seminar to be held on Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7.

Those who wish to participate in the tournament, please apply by the application deadline and paying the admission fee.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Duration of the Tournament (Preliminary Rounds in Okinawa)


The competition tournament (preliminary rounds in Okinawa) on Saturday March 24 and Sunday March 25 will be held at the following schedule and venue.  We will notify the detailed schedule of each day on our website when it has been decided, and we will also send the program to participants in around the beginning of March.

Saturday March 24

・Okinawa Karate Kaikan: Kobudo (Bo)

・Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts (Budokan): Shurite-kei, Tomarite-kei

Sunday March 25

・Okinawa Karate Kaikan: Nahate-kei

・Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts (Budokan): Uechi ryu-kei, Kobudo (Sai)

Start accepting Okinawa sightseeing tour


You can apply for the Okinawa sightseeing tour (Aug 1st – Aug 8th).
Please check out registration site for more detail.


Applying to preliminary rounds in Okinawa has been extended.


Application due for preliminary rounds in Okinawa has been extended until Feb. 8th (Thursday).
If you consider to join, please hurry.
We look forward to having many of you join us.

Application due date extended

Application due date > February 8, 2018 (Thursday)
• Deadline for applying from web is until 23:59.
• If you want to bring or post physical copy of application form to Okinawa Prefectural Government Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports Karate Promotion Division, deadline is 17:00.

Admission fee payment due > February 16, 2018 (Friday)

For an application, visit

Judge and Referee Regulations has been published


Please check detail of Judge and Referee Regulations below.

Tokyo and European Caravans will be carried out


Following the American caravan we conducted in November, the next caravan will be carried out in January next month in Tokyo and three European cities making stops in Madrid, London and Munich; and the Okinawa karate seminar and demonstrations will be held in each city.

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The contents of the caravan and contact details for inquiries are as follows.


Date: Friday, January12, 2018
18:30 Doors open
19:00 Promotional activities of The 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament
19:30 Demonstrations
21:00 Close
※ The order of programs may change depending on various reasons.
Venue: Omori Sports Center (small hall)
Address: 2-2-5 Omori Honcho, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Participation fee: Free of charge
Cooperative federations: Shotokan Karate-do International, Ota-ku Karate-do Federation
Executive Secretariat: 070-5533-8325 Email:karate-otkk@okinawabbtv.com

“Applications for karate and kobudo performers group are now being accepted!”
Applications for participation:
Email: d_kanazawa@skif.jp FAX: 03-3754-5483
Shotokan Karate-do International Attention: Daizo Kanazawa
Application deadline: Tuesday, January 8, 2018


The contents are being adjusted.


Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
19:00 Doors open
19:30 Demonstrations
Venue: Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey KT17 1UF
Ticket Price: Free of Charge
Applications for participation: Email: karate-otkk@okinawabbtv.com


Date: Saturday January 20, Sunday January 21, 2018
Venue: Sporthalle der Realschule an der Blutenburg (Grand lstraße 5a 81247 München) Applications for participation: http://www.karate.earth/seminar-anmeldung
“Applications for karate and kobudo performers group are now being accepted!”

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
TEL:098-866-2232 FAX:098-866-2208