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The 5th Kobudo Gasshuku - Special edition

08/11/2022 15:46
The fifth edition of this event, the first to last all day, was hosted in the Settimo headquarters of the Italian Center for Traditional Shorin-ryu Karate in Okinawa. It was a special edition, totally dedicated to the Bojutsu of the lineage of Taira sensei, although there were also...

The 4th Kobudo Gasshuku

08/11/2022 15:37
The first three meetings took place in the 2021/2022 season in Settimo Torinese, Milan and Moncalieri. On this occasion the Eku (oar) and Rokushaku Bo (long stick) weapons were studied.   The kick-off was given by Stefano Sutti sensei with the beautiful kata Tsuken Sunakake no Eku. The...

The second Okinawan Karate & Kobudo European seminar

27/06/2022 17:43
The seminar took place from 24th to 26th June 2022. Just like last year it was a free webinar, attended by 372 karatekas from all over the world. Unfortunately it is a difficult period for Europe (war, energy and economic crisis), and for these reasons some teachers did not want to teach during the...

The 4th Okinawa Traditional Karate National Seminar

30/05/2022 16:25
We resumed, and we did it great! Despite several last minute absences, and although some of the Masters had some unexpected events that did not allow them to reach the event, the seminar was still a great success in terms of numbers and quality! Great enthusiasm on the part of both teachers and...

Shorin vs Shorei seminar - second part

04/04/2022 19:25
Practicing two different styles such as Shorin-ryu and Uechi-ryu is like speaking two different languages, doing a seminar together means trying to understand each other, feeling a sincere satisfaction for having understood the other part, and for having come out technically and spiritually...

Kobudo Gasshuku

05/03/2022 10:35
On Saturday 5 March 2022 the third Kobudo Gasshuku took place in Moncalieri, at the dojo of Matteo Brianti sensei. With this event the first cycle of meetings related to Okinawan Kobudo ended. The first event took place in October 2021 in Settimo Torinese, at one of the dojos of Emanuel Giordano...

Shorin vs Shorei seminar

26/02/2022 12:50
On Saturday 26 February, the Okinawan Traditional Karate seminars also restarted. In fact, excluding the first two Kobudo Gassaku held respectively in Settimo and in Milan, in October 2021 and January 2022, it was from the beginning of 2020 that we had not organized a face-to-face seminar. The...

The first Okinawan Karate & Kobudo European seminar

06/06/2021 13:13
THE FIRST OKINAWAN KARATE & KOBUDO EUROPEAN SEMINAR was held on 5 and 6 June 2021. Given the size of the event, and the ongoing pandemic, we have chosen to organize it in the form of a free webinar. The event, which originally was meant to cover only Europe, has grown independently thanks to...

Style magazine talks about Okinawa Karate Kenkyukai

01/06/2021 13:20
Our organization, and its important work of spreading and preserving Okinawan martial arts in Italy and Europe, was mentioned in the article FROM OKINAWA TO TOKYO 2021: A JOURNEY TO THE ORIGINS OF KARATE, published in Style magazine. Style is an insert from the famous Italian newspaper Corriere...

Collaboration with the Kobudo Italia association

17/02/2020 19:14
The Okinawa Karate Kenkyukai, increasingly committed also to the diffusion of the Okinawa Traditional Kobudo, has started a collaboration with the KOBUDO ITALIA association, which was born precisely for this purpose. After a meeting with the founders of this group, this important decision was made,...
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