Okinawa Cultural Exchange Experience

The current program design is based on a 6-day cultural experience:


Day One: Upon arrival you will be pickup from the airport. The experience will begin with a tour of Shuri Castle. The knowledge imparted form this tour involves introducing new trainees to the relationship between Japan, Okinawa, and China. Also, a detailed history lesson of Ryukyu Kingdom will be provided.

Day Two:  The morning activities will involve Japanese greetings lessons for simple daily conversations, proper etiquette, and manners to smoothly integrate with local people through the experience of karate.  

In the afternoon, light exercise will be done by taking a walk around the natural springs with drinkable water and experience the beautiful cobalt blue ocean. These mentioned activities are especially important for the younger children to gain appreciation, respect, and gratitude for the natural environment. In addition, to make them aware of sustainable development goals, such as, SDGS.



Day Three: Promotes awareness of maintaining good health and education about food! The morning will involves learning what is called karate kumite. Karate kumite is a face-to- face partnered activity based on fighting techniques to learn distance, angles, proper timing, and body control.  Kumite helps to acquire knowledge on body language.

 In the afternoon, animal farms will be visited to show gratitude and appreciation. The animal farm experience will involve activities like horseback riding, organic farming, and agriculture. The true value and importance of food will also be taught by teaching about natural medicines from the land and cooking together.


Day Four: The morning activities will involve a day trip to Kudaka Island to show respect, dedication and to demonstrate appreciation to ancestral history. Kudaka island is filled with iconic monuments and shrines where participants will learn the importance of prayer and gratitude of peace on the island of the gods. Through the Utaki tour and dedication demonstration participants will be able to experience the ideas of Japanese Shinto, the prosperity of descendants, and the current situation on this remote island.

In the afternoon, a walking tour around the island will take place to take time to relax, replenish energy and reflect having time away from the busyness of everyday life.


Day Five: The morning will begin with Kata practice, learning about the importance self-improvement, techniques, and tools on how to overcome the lack of daily exercise, and reaffirm what we have inherited from our predecessors.

In the afternoon, a stroll will occur around Nanjo City Product Center or Kokusai Street to buy souvenirs to bring back to family, friends, and teachers in their home countries. Part of day will be dedicated to learning how to balance the mind and body through zazen meditation, calligraphy, more on Japanese culture, and strategies to better organize personal life.

Day Six: Will focus on deepening comprehension on the history of karate by learning throwing techniques, joint locking techniques, and the characteristics of weapons. In addition, self-defence techniques will be taught to build awareness and aid in crime prevention.

Participants who complete this highly meaningful and enriching 6-Day cultural exchange training program will be granted with a certificate.  The certificate will highlight the morals, values, and richness of Ryukyu karate, which was favored by the royal family. Our goal is encouraging youth, parents, and families to carry forward these cultural experiences into the future and their respective countries.  It is important to learn how to persevere and survive in difficult times. It all begins with authentic self-discovery and learning!


Information, Contact: 

Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo Headquarters

Shuseki-Shihan Masamitsu Kudaka Kyoshi 7th Dan 


Mr. Kintetsu’s expertise and leadership role involves lecturing about Brain Education to new trainees who move to Okinawa, Japan. Brain education is a comprehensive system for integrating mind -body training to develop the capacity for building self-awareness and creating better physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health.  The program application process requires new trainees putting forward a request to come to Okinawa on their own or they are selected from their affiliated educational institutions from around the world. Mr. Kintetsu will then create various stimulating lectures tailored to suit the trainees needs, provide support, and meet their level of competencies. 

 第一天: 机场接机 游览琉球王国首里城-了解日本、冲绳、中国之间的关系以及琉球王国的历史。
 第二天: 空手道练习-通过空手道学习日语与交流所必需的礼仪。其次,漫步于冲绳海滩,了解冲绳的自然,天气,文化。教导孩子们对自然环境的重视、感恩和尊重。 
 第三天: 通过空手道组手,与伙伴面对面学习空手道技术,用身体学习空手道的核心动作,距离、角度、时机、呼吸等。进行全方位的空手道学习和体验。其次,进行超越种族,文化,宗教,国家的和平,平等的国际交流活动。作为项目之一骑马和自然农耕体验来思考动物和其他生物链的关系,了解超越人类,国界的农业和美食,通过一起烹饪了解食物的价值以及食药的重要性。提高健康维护意识,例如衣食住和自然以及资源,能源。 
 第四天: 学员们前往久高岛进行国际交流和演示,亲身体验冲绳文化的重要性以及对和平的感恩之情。通过御泷之旅和交流演示,让学员们体验到自然和人类之间的连贯性的重要,亲身体验了解日本武道思想和历史渊源。其次,进行环岛散步,度过一段远离都市日常生活的轻松时光,知晓自己,发现自己,创造自己。
 第五天: 通过空手道练习,学习自我完善,克服日常锻炼的不足,并重申人类的遗产和继承的智慧。通过坐禅和书法来平衡身心,体验日本文化,感悟自己,创新目标。其次,旅游观光南城市物产中心和国际通,购买家人、朋友和老师的纪念品 
 第六天: 通过学习空手道,掌握打击,摔技术、关节技术和使用武器等动作,加深对空手道历史的了解。作为自卫和锻炼身体传授技术来学习与练习。 培训结束时将颁发世界硬式空手道连盟的国际交流学习证书。 通过为期6天的空手道文化交流学习项目,我们希望能够以琉球空手道作为皇室和王室的最爱,传承给未来的世界年轻人,创造人类更好的未来,更好的繁荣昌盛,实现和平的世界。

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