Wednesday, 1 July 2009

2009 Okinawa Traditional Karatedo World Tournament

The tournament will be co-hosted by the tournament’s executive committee and the Okinawa Dento Karatedo Shinkokai. The official dates for this event are August 14-16, 2009.The tournament will be held at the Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts (Okinawa Kenritsu Budokan) which is air-conditioned. The only competition that will take place is for kata, and this will be restricted to traditional Okinawan forms.
The list of the instructors who will be giving seminars in August has to be seen to be believed. Many of these Instructors are designated intangible cultural assets by both the Okinawan Prefectural Gov’t and the national Japanese Gov’t.