What's New

What's New

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!”

Returned from American Caravan


The American caravan was carried out from November 16 to 28 at three cities across the U.S., making stops in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Honolulu to call on local karate lovers each city to promote and encourage them to participate The 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament.

In Washington, D.C. we held a two-day karate seminar and demonstrations. Total of 250 local karate enthusiasts participated and encouraged practicing with karate masters representing each ryuha of Okinawa.

In Los Angeles and Honolulu, the caravan also held the demonstrations in three places, and conducted the promotional activities for the tournament.

Thank you very much for participating in the seminar and demonstrations!

We look forward to seeing all of you again in Okinawa next year!!

Open Registration


Please register your user information to apply to competition and seminar on website below.

Application start schedule


Applying for Tournament Competition and Karate seminar will be opened Nov 1st.

The Tournament Overview has officially been published


The Overview of the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament has been published on our website today.
The preliminary rounds in Okinawa will be held in March 2018, and an inaugural dedication, cultural exchange reception, competition (KATA), and Okinawa karate seminar, etc. will be carried out during the main tournament in August 2018.
Furthermore, at the Kata competition to be held from August 2 to August 5, mainland Japan/overseas preliminary rounds will be carried out in the first half, and the main tournament of high-scoring athletes of the Okinawa and mainland Japan/overseas preliminary rounds will be conducted in the second half.
Please refer to the tournament outline for the details (PDF).

Regarding “KATA” in the tournament


The 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament will be held with the aim of “preserving and passing down Okinawan Karate’s skills and spirituality” as we described in the tournament outline (https://okinawa-karate.okinawa/en/overview/).
In order to prepare the referee standards for evaluating the Kata of Okinawa karate, discussion and demonstrations have been started to confirm the respective Kata by each expert committee to be worthy of a tournament to be held in Okinawa.


“Uechi-ryu-kei” Competition Expert Committee (at Okinawa Karate Kaikan)

One year to go to the tournament! A countdown calendar has been set up!


Today marks exactly one year until the opening of the tournament.
The executive committee has created a countdown calendar that counts down the number of days before the opening, and the unveiling ceremony was held today.
The countdown calendar board will be set up in the prefectural public hall on the 1st floor of the Okinawa Prefectural Government building from today up to the opening of the tournament. Please take a look at the board when you come to the Okinawa Prefectural Government building. We are looking forward to your visit!




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