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Japanese for your training in the dojo

Talk the talk while you walk the walk So you made the trip and you have arrived and you are ready to train in the Mecca of karate that is Okinawa but wait, there is a slight problem, and that … Continue reading

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Traveling on the Monorail in Naha

Travel above the heart of city When you come to Okinawa, the monorail which is known as “Yui Rail” is a good way to travel around Naha. With 15 different stops high above the city streets, it gives a great … Continue reading

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Okinawa – Climate

Everything you need to know about the sticky sunshine The climate of Okinawa can be extreme at times, and at other times mild and pleasant depending on what time of the year it is. The main island lies at around … Continue reading

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Spring Sale!

This spring Gateway To Okinawa is offering a discount to groups coming to Okinawa. Valid until June 30th 2015. Buy ten rooms and get one for free. Support your sensei or a hard working poor student with a free room. … Continue reading

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Zen Okinawa Karate Do Renmei Bonenkai

Seasons greetings all, I have uploaded some video to our Gateway to Okinawa Youtube channel from the latest Zen Okikuren Bonenkai. It is all in Japanese but I hope you can get something out of it. There is also some … Continue reading

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Moai

About 6 months ago I was asked to join a moai. For those who don’t know what a moai is it’s just a gathering of people for a certain purpose. Usually money is involved as everyone every month contributes a … Continue reading

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Martial art bio of Moromisato Shinsuke sensei

真武館 範士(九段)諸見里 真助   主な武歴 1946年11月 沖縄県具志頭村(現:八重瀬町)にて出生 1967年 5月 沖縄拳法親田道場入門 1971年 3月 本部御殿手聖道館入門 上原清吉先生に師事 2003年 3月 本部御殿手上原清吉先生より範士の称号授与 2003年 5月 道場再開設(真武館) 2003年 8月 沖縄空手古武道世界大会空手古武道セミナー参画 2006年 2月 第29回日本古武道演武大会参加(日本武道館に於いて過去9回参加) 2008年 9月 沖縄県護国神社第50回記念大例祭奉納演武 2013年 3月 第28回沖縄県空手古武道演武大会参加(過去8回参加)   Martial art bio of Moromisato Shinsuke sensei, Hanshi 9th dan, head of the Shinbukan   December 1946 Born … Continue reading

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Hokama Tetsuhiro

Hokama Tetsuhiro President of the Okinawa Gojuryu Kenshi Kai Karatedo Kobudo Association  History Tetsuhiro Hokama was born in Taiwan in 1944 to his parents, both of Okinawan decent. He  began training informally under his grandfather, Seiken Tokuyama, in 1952. In … Continue reading

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Senaha Shigetoshi Ryusyokai Kaicho

Senaha Shigetoshi World Ryusyokai President   Senaha sensei is the first teacher to be profiled in our seminar series. We hope you enjoy these posts.   History   August 1958 Started learning Karate under Meitoku Yagi September 1958 Started learning … Continue reading

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