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Okinawan Goju Ryu Seminars

May 13 - 15th, 2022, Tenchi Dojo, Dalton, GA.

Masakazu Kuramoto

CFA Spring Seminars 2022 at the Tenchi Dojo, Dalton, Georgia with Masakazu Kuramoto from the Higaonna Dojo in Naha, Okinawa. Supported by the Karate Do Kenkyukai {501 (3)(c)} tax exempt, Public Educational Foundation and the Dalton Visitors & Convention Bureau.

Okinawan Goju Ryu Seminars

May 13 - 15th, 2022, Tenchi Dojo, Dalton, GA.

Chojun Miyagi Sensei 1888 - 1953

“Do not strike others and do not allow others to strike you.

The goal is peace without incident.”88 -

Our next event will feature Kuramoto Sensei from the Higaonna Dojo in Naha, Okinawa, will be returning to the Traditional Okinawan Martial Arts Center for the resumption of our seminar program in May 2022. He made a powerful impression on our members during his last visit and is coming back by popular request. Kuramoto Sensei has assisted Higaonna Sensei for many years and is noted for his technique and strength. He is a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who has studied Goju Ryu Karate for more than forty years. There is an application form here or call 818 889 3856.

As previous attendees will already know, our next event will be no different from all the others. Firstly, we make no distinction between rank, style, experience, or affiliation. Our purpose is to expose our members to the very best karate regardless of style because fundamental karate ability is just that, basic. Secondly, we work hard to foster an atmosphere of friendship, cooperation, and kinship and camaraderie. We don’t care what association you come from, what dojo you belong to, or who your teacher is. We are responsible for providing the very best teachers and creating an atmosphere where we can best enjoy the training.

This is why we practice together, eat together, and that includes instructors so that members are free to ask questions and receive clear, precise answers. We are in the dojo to learn authentic karate, improve ourselves, and not simply show off our skills to others.

Humility is essential in human life, not simply talking about it but adhering to this simple principle. Therefore, when the restaurant did not have enough staff to service our private dining room at the last seminar banquet, the organizers and the instructors became waiters and distributed food and drinks to our members quite expertly. This is the karate spirit; you adjust to the varying circumstance in order to prevail!

If you attend more than one of our events, you will see many of the same faces and probably already know their names. Our members bond and, they become one family, even if only for a short time. Indeed, the group that trained with us in 2011, a few days after the Touhoku Japan earthquake and tsunami, are still in regular contact via Facebook. They have become, as William Shakespeare put it, “A band of brothers.”

I can say with confidence and that you will not regret joining us. Okinawan karate people often use the expression Ichariba Chode – If we meet but once, even by chance, we become brothers and sisters!”

Seminar Schedule Spring Seminars May 2022
at the Tenchi Dojo, Dalton, GA.

In The Spirit of Ichariba Chode

(行逢りば兄弟) in the Okinawan language means:

“…though we meet but once, even by chance, we are friends for life”.88 -

Spring Training with Kuramoto Sensei
May 13-15 2022 at the Tenchi Dojo, Dalton, GA.

Everything You need to know!


Nearest Airport

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, 101 Airport Road,
Chattanooga TN 37421. Around 30 minutes by car from our designated hotel in Dalton GA. Book early to get a good ticket


Designated Hotel

Marriott Courtyard Inn, 785 College Drive
Dalton GA 30720
(706) 275-7215‬.
We have made arrangements for pre-booking facilites and reduced rates for our members


Tenchi Karate Dojo

A purpose built karate facility that includes three fully equipped dojo, viewing lounges, reception area, changing rooms, classroom, offices and its own adjacent parking lot


Kuramoto Sensei

Masakazu Kuramoto Sensei will be visiting us from the Higaonna Dojo, Naha, Okinawa where he is one of the senior instructors. He is noted for the quality of his technique and strength.

Join us for…

Spring Training at the Tenchi Dojo, Dalton, GA. May 13-15 2022

We have been organizing international karate seminars in Japan, Okinawa, the US, UK and Mexico since 2007. Join us for a truly unique experience

The cost of training for the three days is $300 if paid before March 31st, 2022. After that, the price will be $325. If you wish to attend the banquet on Saturday evening, the cost is $30. Please note that the dinner is open only to trainees and their partners. We are planning to use the same restaurant as last time as the food is good, and they have a very convenient and comfortable private dining facility that we can use.
You can use any credit card or PayPal, as you prefer. You can also call our office at 818 889 3856 if you need advice about using a different payment method.

Our schedule begins with REGISTRATION and a small RECEPTION at the Marriott Courtyard Inn 875 College Road, Dalton, GA. between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Thursday May 12th. The following morning we will meet at the Tenchi dojo and be changed and ready to greet our instructors by 9:30 am.

On Friday and Saturday we will train from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00pm - 4:00pm. On Sunday, so that members who have planes to catch can leave in good time, we will train from 10:00 am -2:00pm. On Saturday evening we will have our banquet from 7:00pm -10:00pm.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. We are open from 8:00am - 8:00pm Monday-Friday. We are closed on Sunday. To reach a knowledgeable staff member please call 818 889 3856 or e-mail us at mamasan@dragon-tsunami.org.

When you have been accepted for this event you will receive regular updates until a short time before the event begins. We will also be posting information of Facebook and www.karate-tips.com

There’re no restrictions as far as style, grade, experience or affiliation are concerned. We welcome everyone one if you are prepared to work hard and learn. If you are already experienced, our instructors will take you to a higher level; if you are a beginner, you can learn from experts and thus avoid picking up bad habits from lower grade instructors. Our events are successful because we have a unity of purpose; to improve our ability, learn more about karate and enjoy ourselves while we make new dojo kyodai (karate brothers and sister).

We have made arrangements with the Marriott Courtyard Inn for special room rates for our members. A reservation link can be found below. The hotel has been extensively refurbished and is large enough to be comfortable,  small enough to create an excellent atmosphere. The instructors and our staff will be staying there, and we encourage our members too also. Apart from the opportunities to socialize and get to know our instructors, we carpool from there to the dojo and back every day, and it is within easy walking distance of a good number of nice restaurants.

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