Kuramoto Spring Training

Kuramoto Spring Training.

Shin Tenchi Spring Karate Seminars are the ultimate training experience for karate enthusiasts. Established in 2014, these seminars bring together the best of traditional Okinawan karate in a three-day event that you won’t want to miss. Taught by Kuramoto Sensei, a top-ranked instructor from the Higaonna Dojo in Okinawa, Japan, these seminars offer the highest possible level of instruction.
One of the outstanding features of Shin Tenchi Spring Karate Seminars event is its inclusivity. Open to all styles, grades, experience levels and affiliations, this event welcomes karateka from every background. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced practitioner, you’ll find value in the diverse range of training and techniques offered by this master technician.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to enhance your karate skills and deepen your understanding of the art. Join us at Shin Tenchi Spring Karate Seminars and experience the true essence of traditional Okinawan karate under the guidance of Kuramoto Sensei. Register now and embark on a journey of growth and mastery.
Previous visiting instructors have included: Morio Higaonna 10th Dan, Zenpo Shimabukuro 10th Dan, Yoshio Kuba 10th Dan, Seisho Itokazu 10th Dan, Tsuyoshi Uechi 8th Dan.


Born on Yonaguni, one of the southernmost of the Okinawan Islands, Masakazu Kuramoto graduated from high school in Nagasaki on the Japanese mainland, then attended Meiji University, one of the most prestigious in Japan. It was during his college years that he joined the Yoyogi Dojo of Morio Higaonna Sensei and began his study of Goju Ryu karate.
After graduation, he worked for a company in Japan for a few years, before returning to Okinawa at the age of thirty to become the personal assistant to the Governor of Okinawa, Junji Nishime, until around 2000. He is currently an advisor to the Okinawan Prefectural Government’s Karate Promotion Division.
Kuramoto Sensei is one of the three senior instructors at the Higaonna Dojo in Naha, Okinawa, and his personal training consist of six hours per day, seven days per week. He travels extensively as the representative of the Higaonna Dojo teaching Goju Ryu karate in South America, Europe, and Australasia.


Shin Tenchi Dojo, Varnell, GA Spring Training 2024

At Shin Tenchi Spring Karate Seminars, you can expect a friendly atmosphere where karate enthusiasts from all backgrounds come together to learn and grow. The high-grade training provided ensures that participants receive top-notch instruction and guidance.
Not only will you have the opportunity to enhance your karate skills, but the seminar also offers an excellent social event where you can connect with fellow karateka and build lasting relationships.
With its truly authentic karate training, great location, and fantastic atmosphere, Shin Tenchi Spring Karate Seminars guarantees a high-quality training experience that you won’t want to miss. Join us and immerse yourself in the world of authentic traditional karate.

Thursday June 6th 2024
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Check-in and seminar registration at our designated hotel.

Friday June 7th 2024
Morning Training 10:00 AM -12:00 PM  Lunch 12:00 – 2:00PM
Afternoon training 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday June 8th 2024
Morning Training 10:00 AM -12:00 PM  Lunch 12:00 – 2:00PM
Afternoon training 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Banquet 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Sunday June 9th 2024
Training 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM with breaks.


The Shin (new) Tenchi Dojo is currently under construction on its own 10 acre lot close to the junction of Hwy 20 & Hwy 201 in Varnell, Georgia. The site is on the hill looking directly down on the Civic Center complex.


Kuramoto Spring Training

These Kuramoto Spring Seminars specifically focus on Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate, a traditional style known for its effectiveness and rich history.
The seminars organized by Masakazu Kuramoto are held at the Shin Tenchi Dojo, a renowned training facility that provides an authentic environment for learning and practicing Karate.
Participants can expect to receive personalized instruction from Kuramoto Sensei, who has dedicated his life to the art of Karate. During these seminars, participants will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Okinawan Karate techniques, kata (forms), and kumite (sparring). Kuramoto Sensei’s teaching style emphasizes the importance of proper technique, body mechanics, and mental focus, ensuring that participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the art.
Kuramoto Spring seminars are designed for Karate enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners.
Whether you are looking to refine your technique, expand your knowledge, or simply experience the essence of Okinawan Karate, these seminars provide a valuable learning experience.
Attending the Kuramoto Spring Training Seminars at the Shin Tenchi Dojo is an excellent opportunity to train under the guidance of a respected Japanese Karate master. By immersing yourself in the world of Okinawan Karate, you can enhance your skills, deepen your understanding, and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for this martial art.

Kuramoto Spring Training Dojo Etiquette…
…is formal but relaxed rather than militaristic. We are polite but do not shout at each other. Uniforms are usually white without too much decoration (style insignia and name are fine), and you wear the belt of your choice. Please do not walk in front of teachers because it’s rude, and don’t sit in the dojo in a way that exposes the soles of your feet to others. If you need to remove your jacket to perform sanchin, please do not throw it on top of your bag. Rather, fold it neatly and place it with your other belongings.

This events, and those before it, have all been sponsored by Meijin Karate Uniforms and the Karate Do Kenkyukai.


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Training Choices

Training Only, Training + Banquet, Banquet Only