Authentic Karate Seminars, at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan
Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

Okinawa Prefectural BudOkan, Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.

Our Seminar program will resume this year with training at the Shin Tenchi  Dojo in Dalton, GA. Our faculty includes many of the best known karate instructors in the world including: Minoru Higa, Morio Higaonna, Seisho Itokazu, Tsuneo Kinjo, Yoshio Kuba, Masakazu Kuramoto, Tsutomu Nakahodo, Zenpo Shimabukuro, Tsuyoshi Uechi, Takenobu Uehara, and Hirokuni Yamashiro. Our next event will take place in October 2024 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.


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A Few Members of Our World Class Faculty



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!

Higaonna Sensei 10th Dan teaching at our seminars in the U.K. elite Olympic Training Center, Bisham Abbey, England, 2008.

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Minoru Higa Sensei 10th Dan teaching at the Okinawan Festival  organized by our company in Los Angeles, May 2010.


Since 2007

…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

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 close to Kokusai Dori (Main Street of Naha) 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?

We accept all major credit cards, PayPal and checks (out of state checks need time to clear). Domestic and overseas wire transfers are also acceptable providing they are drawn in US dollars.


A standard white uniform is preferred with style and name embroidery if you wish. Okinawa tends to be warm and humid, so lightweight canvas uniforms (10 ounce) are the most convenient.


Please register in advance and pay your tuition fees using the Dragon Associates Inc. shopping cart. Your reservation will be confirmed by e-mail and you will receive the relevant documentation.

Our Experience

Experience really counts! We have been organizing seminars with Japanese instructors since 2007 in Europe, North America and Japan. Our long established connections make a big difference!
The Okinawa Budokan
“Thank you very much for the expert planning and execution of the trip. Everything was perfect!
Dr. John Chandler Bristol, TN.
"I had been dreaming of visiting Okinawa since the very day I started practicing Martial Arts. This trip is one where I was expecting to have an incredibly spiritual as well as technical experience with my Karate and it surely didn’t disappoint, on the contrary, it was one of the most gratifying and growing experiences I have had in my journey through the martial arts. 
Jorge Rodriguez, Puerto Rico.
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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

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!

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