Karate Training in Okinawa, Japan

Company : Xtreme Gap Year
Activity: Martial Arts Training
Country: Japan
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 2000 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

A once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone serious about their karate. Learning the original Okinawan karate, the most effective and pure form with some of the most respected Japanese karate legends. 

An impressive roster of senseis (between eighth and 10th dan) will expand your karate skills exponentially. The teachers are highly respected karate masters, not accessible under normal circumstances. We provide world class instructors, the best dojo in Okinawa, the spiritual home of karate, and interpreters where needed that are also qualified instructors. Not suitable for complete beginners. 

Karate is a martial art developed on the islands of the Ryukyu Archipelago, formerly the Ryukyu Kingdom, and now the Prefecture of Okinawa, Japan. Referred to as  ti  in Okinawan dialect, it is the indigenous unarmed fighting method of the feudal warrior of this ancient society, influenced by the Chinese Boxing methods of Southern China, an area with which there was much trade and commerce in antiquity.

Unlike the modern derivative, it is a complete martial art that includes nerve holds, throwing methods, joint locking techniques and submissions, as well as kicks and punches. Please note this programme is not suited to complete beginners, we recommend at least six months of prior karate training. You do not have to be advanced, but you do need to be willing to study seriously as you will be trained by 10th, 9th and 8th Dan Karate Masters.

 

Highlights

  • Visit Shuri Castle, the home of the Okinawan Kings
  • Tour of Southern Okinawa (optional extra)
  • Train under 10th, 9th and 8th Dans teachers
  • Stay in the centre of a busy real Japanese city (Okinawa)
  • Learn about Okinawan culture

 

What is Included

  • Pre departure information pack
  • Airport Pick up in Naha
  • Hotel transfer on arrival by private bus
  • Full introduction day on arrival
  • Visit to Shuri Castle
  • Ten nights accommodation in Business class hotel (single occupancy) with bath in the city centre including all local taxes.
  • Ten, two hour seminars with senior karate instructors of the Okinawa Karate Do Rengokai at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan, including tuition, entrance, and dojo fees.

 

Price

  • 8 Days - £2299

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