Spring Karate Seminars, May 2022… at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan
Naha, Okinawa, Japan.
Okinawa Prefectural BudOkan, Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.
Our Seminar program resumes with the May 2022 Spring Seminars in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Our faculty includes many of the best known karate instructors in the world including: Minoru Higa, Morio Higaonna, Seisho Itokazu, Tsuneo Kinjo, Yoshio Kuba, Tsutomu Nakahodo, Zenpo Shimabukuro, Tsuyoshi Uechi, Takenobu Uehara, and Hirokuni Yamashiro.This event will take place at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan in Onoyama Park (monorail stations Asahibashi, Oroku and Onoyama).We will also train at the Gokokugi Shinto Shrine by kind permission of its Chief Priest, Kagi Sensei.
A Few of Our Distinguished Faculty Members
Zenpo Shimabukuro 10th Dan: Chief instructor of the Seibukan Dojo & Organization
Chotoku Kyan, Zenro Shimabukuro.
Tsutomu Nakahodo 10th Dan: A legend of the Uechi Ryu Style of karate.
Kanryo Uechi, Kanei Uechi.
Higaonna Morio 10th Dan:The most famous exponent of Goju Ryu karate.
Chojun Miyagi, An'chi Miyagi.
Higa Minoru 10th Dan: The Chief Instructor of the Kyudokan Dojo in Naha.
Choshin Chibana, Yuchoku Higa.
Yoshio Kuba 10th Dan: World famous for his knowledge of kata applications.
Seko Higa, Seikichi Toguchi.
Seisho Itokazu 10th Dan
A leading teacher of Uechi Ryu and the Matayoshi Kobudo.
Kanei Uechi, Seiki Itokazu.
Tsuneo Kinjo 9th Dan: Senior instructor at the Jundokan Dojo
Chojun Miyagi, Eichi Miyazato.
Takenobu Uehara 10th Dan: The Chief Instructor of the Oroku Dojo (Uechi Ryu)..
Kanbun Uechi, Saburo Uehara.
Tsuyoshi Uechi 8th Dan: Probably the best known Isshin Ryu instructor
Only the best instructors are invited to teach our seminars. These have included: Morio Higaonna 10th Dan; Zenpo Shimabukuro 10th Dan; Yoshio Kuba 10th Dan; Seisho Itokazu; Tsuyoshi Uechi 8th Dan; Kunio Uehara 10th Dan.
We do not waste your time with the repetition of basics. Rather, we correct your technique and send you home with new techniques to practice and perfect. This is why our repeat rate for our seminars overall is close to 30%.
Classes are well-planned, but on the other hand we have open and relaxed. Q&A sessions with teachers after training. Many members have told me that they received answers to questions they had wondered about since they began karate!
…we have been organizing high level karate events in Japan, Okinawa, North America, Mexico and the United Kingdom. We combine the best instructors with the most dedicated students to create seminars that are often described as the “experience of a lifetime!”
As a result, in 2016 our senior organizer was appointed to the position of Uchina Minkan Taishi 沖縄民間大使 (Okinawa Civil Ambassador ) by the Government of Okinawa for his services to karate. This gives our members unparalled access to services while they are on the island.
“Attack Is The Secret Of Defense
Defense Is The Planning Of An Attack.”
― Sun Tzu, The Art Of War
Our members at CFA events from 2007 – 2019
Our members visit the Peace Park in Okinawa.
Members at the gate of Shuri Castle
The Funakoshi Memorial at Engakuji Temple.
Training at Higaonna Sensei's private dojo.
Our members in the flag parade.
Ritual cleansing before entering the shrine.
Training with Kinjo Sensei
The Naha Giant Tug-of-War.
The tomb of Chojun Miyagi Sensei.
For Your Convenience
We arrange everything for you. Our long term relationship with Five Star airline carriers like Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways allow us to make the best and most economical flight arrangements for you. We stay in very comfortable self-contained mini-apartments in the center city that boast a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom with free high speed WiFi, washing machine and cable TV in the center city area close to Kokusai Dori (Main Street) and two major monorail stations. Airport transfers are included as are training and dojo fees, so your basic local expenses are limited to meals and entertainment.
How Do I pay?
So What was Training in Okinawa with CFA Really Like?
Certainly not. There are no restrictions on grade, style, experience or affiliation. However, you do need to be serious about karate training and prepared to work hard.
We can arrange everything so that you fly from your nearest international airport to meet uo with all our other members in Tokyo Narita Airport total the evening flight to Naha Airport, Okinawa where our staff will be waiting with the bus to take you to your apartment and check you in.
Excellent personal instruction, because we keep classes as small as we can. The ability to ask the instructor questions and get clear answers. A beautiful training facility that was designed and built exclusively for karate. You will also make new friends with a group of really nice people who share your interests.
Morio Higaonna, Goju Ryu 10th Dan; Zenpo Shimabukuro, Shorin Ryu 10th Dan; Yoshio Kuba, Goju Ryu 10th Dan; Seisho Itokazu Konan Ryu 10th Dan, Matayoshi Kobudo 9th Dan; Tsuyoshi Uechi, Isshin Ryu 8th Dan; Kunio Uehara Shorin Ryu 8th Dan; Masakazu Kuramoto, Goju Ryu 8th Dan.
I understand what you are saying because I have been to a lot of bad seminars as well, but ours are very different. There are no competing cliques, training is fun and you will learn a lot rather than just repeat basics. We train together, eat together and party together.
The easiest way is to call us on 818 889 3856 between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM Mon – Sat PST. You can also e-mail us at email@example.com.
That depends where you are flying from, how long you wish to stay, if you want to add stopovers on the way home, etc. Let us know your requirements and we will calculate an inclusive price for you.
We will introduce you, under the best possible circumstances, to real karate at a level rarely seen outside of Okinawa. When you have seen and experienced it, no further explanation will be necessary!