Jun 07

Looking for a place to stay in Okinawa?

DOJO Bar managed accommodation in Okinawa – includes 20% discount at DOJO Bar for all our guests!

We offer rooms to rent for 1 or 2 guests, or a small family sharing, for minimum of 3 nights in central Naha and next to the Karate Kaikan in Tomishiro. Long term bookings (i.e. 1 month or longer) are also welcome and we offer a discounted rate.

Important!

***LATEST NEWS*** – new 1 room and 2 bedroom apartments near The Karate Kaikan – AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING NOW – please Facebook message or email us to book for 2017/2018 – email us at info@dojobarnaha.com

In Naha, near the DOJO Bar and Makishi station:

4 private studio apartments which are great value for 1 or 2 people (or a small family sharing) and located in central Naha, next to DOJO Bar. Bicycle hire available & 20% discount @ DOJO Bar included too! Nearest monorail is Makishi station. Also very close to Shureido karate store.

Please click on the links below for pictures and full details. We can supply an extra futon for a 3rd guest upon request and at an extra charge of 1500 yen per night. You can book via airbnb if you wish BUT please Facebook message or email us to book direct for lower cost deals – email us at info@dojobarnaha.com

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10812649

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15344260

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15745869

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18551427

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Important!

***LATEST NEWS*** – new 1 room and 2 bedroom apartments near The Karate Kaikan – AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING NOW – please Facebook message or email us to book for 2017/2018 – email us at info@dojobarnaha.com

Jun 03

DOJO Bar Awamori range – “The Karate Spirit” – now on sale!

Original Okinawa Karate Spirit


Introducing our very fine Okinawan awamori range which we like to call “The Karate Spirit”. Specially selected and blended awamori sake produced in Okinawa by the famous Higa family at the Masahiro distillery in Itoman, a family business with over 130 years of awamori production history.

Including a “Half Bottle” size which is perfect as a small gift or souvenir to take home. And our very fine 5 year aged “Masters Choice” available on pre-order only, with each bottle individually numbered and in an engraved wooden casket. A very special gift for those who appreciate the best.

For online pre-orders of the 5 year old Masters Choice please use the order form below. You will be contacted by email soon after to confirm pick up/delivery and payment method.

Retail locations in Okinawa:

The DOJO Bar (Sogenjidori, Naha) – CLICK FOR MAP

Masahiro Shusou (Nishizaki, Itoman)

Factory tours and tasting visits are available at Masahiro upon request. Please contact James at info@dojobarnaha.com for more information and bookings.

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Nov 25

Introducing The Okinawan Karate Nerd Programme (OKNP)

Would you like to experience Okinawa – the birthplace of Karate?

Today is your lucky day!

Introducing…

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OKNP is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for two young Karate Nerds between the ages of 18-35 to fly to Okinawa and live there for 6-12 months and experience the Way of Karate at its source.

This programme is the result of an exclusive collaboration between Jesse Enkamp, chief karate nerd at KARATEbyJesse.com, and James Pankiewicz, founder of The DOJO Bar and Challenge Okinawa, together with Seishin International as proud sponsor.

If you are a young Karate Nerd who dreams of discovering the essence of Karate (…and yourself) – keep reading.

The Okinawan Karate Nerd Programme includes:

– 6 or 12 months living in Okinawa – the birthplace of Karate.

– Daily training with traditional Karate masters and living legends.

– Hands on involvement behind the scenes in Okinawan seminars and events.

– Working part time at The DOJO Bar and assisting at Challenge Okinawa (The 100 Kata Event, international seminars etc).

– Access to unique Okinawan cultural activities such as working in a awamori factory or with a master sanshin maker, exploring Okinawa’s mountain trails, or coastline on kayak, exploring Okinawa’s castles and caves, learn to cook traditional food etc.

If you are accepted into OKNP, the following will be provided for you:

– Pre-trip advice on visa application (applicant must apply themselves) and general preparation help.

– Airport pick up, good value accommodation (applicant pays) and orientation on Okinawa.

– Help with designing personal training programme, introductions to local teachers and access to other Karate resources.

– Part time work at The DOJO Bar & Cafe and/or as assistant in local Karate events.

– Introduction to cultural and learning opportunities such as Japanese lessons, calligraphy lessons, cooking classes etc.

– Special excursions and trips around Okinawa and nearby islands to discover unique locations and people.

– Any assistance required with other necessary services such as travel, local government, medical etc.

– Custom Seishin International kit; including The Seishin Gi, The Seishin Bag, The Seishin Bracelet etc.

– 6-12 month unlimited access to Karate Nerd Insider™, my private online weekly video subscription club.

– Personal online consultation and support from me during your entire stay in Okinawa.

Sounds amazing, right? Click here to read more and get access to the application form.

Dec 16

Looking for a place to stay in Okinawa?

DOJO Bar managed accommodation in Okinawa – includes 20% discount at DOJO Bar for all our guests!

We offer rooms to rent for 1 or 2 guests, or a small family sharing, for minimum of 3 nights in central Naha. Long term bookings (i.e. 1 month or longer) are also welcome and we offer a discounted rate.

In Naha, near the DOJO Bar and Makishi station:

4 private studio apartments which are great value for 1 or 2 people (or a small family sharing) and located in central Naha, next to DOJO Bar. Bicycle hire available & 20% discount @ DOJO Bar included too! Nearest monorail is Makishi station. Also very close to Shureido karate store.

Please click on the links below for pictures and full details. We can supply an extra futon for a 3rd guest upon request and at an extra charge of 1500 yen per night. You can book via airbnb if you wish BUT please Facebook message or email us to book direct for lower cost deals – email us at info@dojobarnaha.com

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10812649

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15344260

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15745869

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18551427

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Important!

***LATEST NEWS*** – new 1 room city center apartments near DOJO Bar – AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING NOW – please Facebook message or email us to book for 2017/2018 – email us at info@dojobarnaha.com

Dec 15

DOJO Bar 2016 Okinawa Tours – see more, do more in Okinawa!

Whether you are visiting Okinawa to see the sights or train karate, there is always so much more to see and do. At the DOJO Bar we often get asked for information on the best things to visit in Okinawa and requests for help in organizing travel around the island. So we decided to package up some of the most popular options, so you can discover and choose them for yourself.

Here are the top 6 events we offer:
1. Beach Training and BBQ Party – a one day package for groups of 10+ at a beautiful beach location
2. Karate Museum visit and Training with Hokama Sensei – discover karate history and train with a 10th dan sensei
3. Northern Tour – visit the Aquarium, Orion Beer Factory and a historical site in one day
4. Forest Adventure and Flyboarding – climb and soar through the jungle then take off on a jetboard!
5. Southern Tour – Visit the Underground Bunker, Peace Park and Sefa Utaki holy site
6. 1 day Scuba and Snorkeling Boat Trip – take a boat ride out to the Kerama islands and dive under the supervision of professional dive instructors. Or just snorkel and enjoy the floating above beautiful coral reef.

If you would like to book a tour organised by The DOJO Bar then please contact us via info@dojobarnaha.com or Facebook. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you in Okinawa.

Download our FREE PDF guide to fun days out around Okinawa – Download (PDF, 598KB)

Download (PDF, 598KB)

Nov 09

2016 今忘年会、二次会、クリスマスパーティー, 2017 新年会の予約受付中です. お早めに!宜しくお願いします。

皆様こんにちは。今年の忘年会パーティーはまだ計画で作られたことがありますか?ユニークな、有名なDOJOバーはいかがでしょうか?

今、忘年会、二次会、クリスマスパーティー新年会の予約受付中です。

飲み放題、食べ放題特別コースと二次会の特別オファーを勧めます。

1. 飲み放題、食べ放題コース(特別メニュー) 3500円 (一人、3時間)

2. 二次会オファー :2ビールピッチャーまたは1ボトル泡盛の注文でマルガリータピザ一枚サービスでDOJOBarから!!

早くお連絡下さい:)道場長、大きい団体(20人+)に特別割引!!! 

貸すきりもう可能(30人+)。

お問い合わせ:08039081712, (James). email :info@dojobarnaha.com 

 

Hi everyone. We are taking reservations now for Year End parties, Xmas parties and New Year parties . Fixed price all-you-can-drink&eat courses are available for group bookings. Please reserve tables early to avoid disappointment! The DOJO Bar is also available for private hire for large parties (30+). Please call 08039081712 (James). Or email us at info@dojobarnaha.com

***SPECIAL DISCOUNTS for DOJO OWNERS and LARGE GROUPS (20+) reservations***

Sep 09

マネージャー募集中 – Bar Manager wanted

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DOJO BAR マネージャー募集》

 

世界中から空手家が集まるDOJOバーで店長経験者を大募集

空手発祥地の沖縄へは毎年多くの外国人が沖縄へ稽古を積みに訪れます。

異文化交流ができる貴重な場所のDOJOバーでは

武道に精通した責任感のある店長候補を大募集しています。

 

マネージャーの業務内容

イギリス人オーナーのDOJOバー店舗運営業務。
店長としてメニュー作り、接客サービスや在庫管理・人材マネジメントなど幅広い仕事をお任せしていきます。売上管理や仕入れ管理、スタッフの採用や育成などができる責任感の強い方。

目の前のお客様の幸せを第一に考え、「感動と満足」を提供し続けていける方。

常連のお客様のことを覚え、アルバイトスタッフと積極的にコミュニケーションを取り、

地元の方々に愛されるお店を目指しませんか。パーソナルスキルとして必要なのは、柔軟なアイデアをお客様やスタッフに提供できる方です。他社ではできない経験がDOJO BARで得る事ができます。DOJO BARから世界中に友人を作ってみませんか。

 

マネージャー主な仕事内容

– スタッフの衛生意識管理や一定基準の身だしなみの管理。

– スタッフのスケジュール管理。 – 店舗の開閉店確認や店舗の安全対策。

– 開閉残高などの小口現金の管理。元帳の売上高と費用を記録し、領収書の整理及び、現金管理作業。

– 顧客へ商品提供をスムーズに行う為のスタッフ教育。

– 顧客へ一定のサービス提供を供給するための接客指導。

– 店内の衛生管理。その他メンテナンス。

– 在庫管理。提供する食品、飲み物やその他消耗品の使用期限管理と在庫管理。

– マーケティングとPR活動。ウェブ、モバイル、印刷物、PR、イベント活動などの宣伝活動。

– スペシャルイベントの管理。毎年恒例のイベントカレンダーを計画し、実施する。

勤務時間

週6日(金曜日・土曜日・日曜日を含む)

18:00から翌日1:00もしくは2:00(お客様の状況によって臨機応変に対応)

勤務時間帯は毎月オーナーと相談可能

 

給与

¥130,000 基本給+ボーナス(売上高に基づいて)

Contact: info@dojobarnaha.com  or call James on 080-3908-1712

 

DOJO BAR Manager position – job description

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

The MANAGER is directly responsible for the running of the bar, the provision of the highest standards of customer service and for maintaining the reputation of the business. The MANAGER reports to the owner directly and is responsible for managing the performance of other employees when working together to achieve the goals stated above. The MANAGER is expected to be enthusiastic, energetic, upright and conscientious in the delivery of their responsibilities. They will be an example to all other employees of how to behave, and will be constantly in front of customers thus being ‘the face’ of the business.

EMPLOYEE’S (The Manager) DUTIES:

– Reporting for work on time and with all necessary items of uniform, etc. Maintaining a high level of personal hygiene and tidy dress.

– Opening and closing the bar and ensuring all entrances are secure. Keeping Bar keys safe and secure at all times.

– Managing the cash till (opening and closing balances, etc) and petty cash purchases. Managing collection of receipts, recording sales and expenses in the ledger

– Cooking and bartending – ability to produce all items on the menu to the highest standard and in an acceptable time period

– Provision of customer service and management of other team members to ensure provision of customer service to the highest standards

– Cleanliness and maintenance of the premises

– Managing purchasing and stock levels for all food, drink and other consumables. Ordering and collection of supplies

– Marketing and PR activities to promote the bar both online and offline (web, mobile, printed materials, PR and event activities)

– Managing delivery of special events such as parties, BBQs. Planning annual events calendar

 

WORKING DAYS/HOURS

5 nights per week usually including weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Start time 18:00 – finish 02:00. (Start and finish times will vary according to day, work requirements and customers. The Employee is expected to be flexible to accommodate this reality)

Work schedules will be agreed between the Owner and the Manager in advance on a monthly basis. A typical working week would include 4 weekday nights (Mon – Fri) plus Saturday or Sunday.

In addition the Manager is expected to undertake shopping, maintenance and marketing activities which may fall outside the normal opening hours of the bar, as required.

 

PAY AND BENEFITS

Monthly pay (calendar month) – ¥130,000 base salary, plus bonus based on sales revenue.

1 free meal per working shift. Free non-alcoholic drinks during working hours. Half price on any drinks and food from the menu during non-working hours.

Free DOJO Bar t-shirts for use as uniform when working (4 per year). These are non-returnable.

There is no travel or accommodation allowance. But low cost accommodation can be provided upon request.

Overtime is not paid unless previously agreed with the Owner.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • The Employee must have the legal right to work in Japan (working holiday visa, citizen, working visa, spouse visa, permanent resident, etc)
  • The Employee must not have any other employment which may conflict with their employment at The DOJO Bar (i.e. legally, contractually or working schedule, etc)
  • The Employee must be reasonably proficient in Japanese and English to a daily conversational level (i.e. ability to speak with customers politely and communicate accurately with suppliers, etc)
  • Non-smokers preferred.
  • Karate or other martial art practitioners preferred.

 

Contact: info@dojobarnaha.com  or call James on 080-3908-1712

Jul 07

地域資源活用事業計画書の認定告知

ご報告

皆様、こんにちは。突然ですが本日は、ご報告がございます。
この度、チャレンジ沖縄合同会社は、地域資源活用事業計画書を内閣府沖縄総合事務局に提出し、正式に認定を受けました。昨日行われた、認定交付式を無事に済ませることができたことをここに、ご報告いたします。
弊社今回、「沖縄空手」をメインテーマに事業を進めていくことを、正式に認定して頂きました。皆様もご存じの通り「沖縄空手」は、沖縄が世界に誇る芸能文化であります。事実、海外の空手愛好家が、DOJO Barだけでも約50カ国の人々が訪れております。私たちが誇れる文化をもっと沢山の人々に知って頂く為にも、今回とても素晴らしい機会を頂けた事を、ここに感謝致します。これを皮切りに、県内の空手愛好家と共に沖縄空手を更に、盛り上げて行きたいと考えます。

チャレンジ沖縄とは?
チャレンジ沖縄合同会社は、スポーツ、教育、観光を主に様々なイベントやTシャツ、スポーツグッズを企画し、皆様にご提供するため、2014年ジェームズ パンキュビッチによって設立されました。弊社は、地域に根ざした活動を地元企業と共に行い、そして国際的なパートナーと連携し、沖縄を国外マーケットに流通させることを目標とし、今後も活発的に活動致します。弊社は、沖縄と国際社会が、経済、文化、教育などの交流を潤滑に行えるようサポートするため、スポーツイベントや空手セミナーの開催などに力を入れ、これからも活動致します。
チャレンジ沖縄合同会社詳細はこちらから –http://challengeokinawa.com/309-2/

イベント開催告知

チャレンジ沖縄合同会社は、2015年10月25日に「百型空手」を読谷村座喜味城にて今年も開催致します。今回のスペシャル企画は、「ギネス世界記録挑戦」です。県内にお住いの空手愛好家はもちろん、少しでも空手にご興味がある方、又はギネス記録にご参加したい方々を、大募集致しております。参加費は、一切頂きません。沖縄空手を、世界に伝える素晴らしい機会に是非ともご参加くださいませ。心よりお待ち致しております。http://challengeokinawa.com/100katachallengesjpn/

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Sep 25

100 Kata for Karate Day 2014

A Challenge Okinawa! and DOJO Bar sponsored event

We are pleased to announce a new martial arts event in Okinawa. A kata demonstration event open to all styles and dojos, this is a celebration of Okinawa martial arts to be held on October 25th – ‘Karate Day’ in Okinawa.
Inspired by the classic karate phrase – 百練剛- “Train hard 100 times”, we propose a 100 kata performance starting at sunrise on Karate Day.
The event will commence at 6am (Japan time) on October 25th 2014. Each participating dojo is asked to select a kata which will be performed for 100 repetitions. There is no time limit for completion of the 100 kata but we expect the event to last around 2 hours (120 mins).
We strongly encourage everyone to take part in this historic event regardless of style, level, age, etc. As they say in Okinawa – ‘Ichariba chodei’ , “once we meet we are all brothers and sisters”.
On Okinawa the event will take place inside the grounds of Zakimi Castle Site, located in Yomitan village. We expect 500 participants from local dojo. Outside Okinawa we invite overseas dojo to join the Okinawa participants in this simultaneous event. They will start at exactly the same time (equivalent of 6am Japan time) and can share video and photos on our Youtube channel afterwards. We aim for 100+ dojos or 5000+ overseas participants who will all have a keen interest in karate and Okinawa.
The event is conceived and produced by James Pankiewicz, owner at The DOJO Bar (Naha, Okinawa) and director of ‘Challenge Okinawa! (G.G.)

Location: Zakimi Castle
Site: Yomitan village
Japan local time – 6:00am start (assemble 5:30am)
GMT time – 10pm start (Oct 24)
Central time (USA & Canada) – 4pm start (Oct 24)
Australia – 8am start (Oct 25>

Challenge Okinawa!!DOJO BARによるイベント

沖縄(そして国外)に、空手イベントがやってくるという嬉しいお知らせです。
このイベントは、全ての流派や道場が参加出来る空手デモンストレーションのイベントです。イベントは10月25日沖縄空手の日に開催される、沖縄武道の祭 典です。百練剛(100回ハードトレーニングをする)という古典的な空手の語句に、触発されてできました。私たちは、日の出とともに100型を行うことを 提案します。
イベントは、2014年10月25日(日本時間)午前6時より開始します。参加する各道場の方々は、100回繰り返し行う型を、選ぶ必要があります。
100型を完了するのに、時間制限はありません。しかし、イベント時間は2時間となります。流派、レベル、年齢、性別、その他、関係なく、この歴史的なイ ベントに参加することを強く推奨します。沖縄の人々がいうように、「いちゃりばちょーでー」一度出逢ったら皆兄弟だから仲良く付き合いましょう!
イベントについては、沖縄座喜味城敷地内にて行われます。
読谷村に位置します。地元道場から、500人の参加者が集まります。
沖縄外では、同時に沖縄の参加者と一つになって、イベントへ参加する海外の道場の方々を招待します。海外からの参加者は、正確に同じ時刻に開始します。(日本時間午前6時と同時刻)そして、ビデオで録画したものや、イベントの写真をイベントウェブサイト上で共有します。
私たちは、100以上の道場、又、空手と沖縄に強い関心を持っている500人以上の海外参加者を集めることが目標です。
このイベントは、DOJO BARのオーナー兼Challenge Okinawa!のディレクターであるジェームス•パンキュビッチによって創造され、プロデュースされました。(G.G)

場所:読谷村 座喜味城跡
日本現地時刻-午前6時開始(午前5時集合)

世界標準時-午後10時開始(10月24日)
中部時間(アメリカ•カナダ)-午後4時開始(10月24日)
オーストラリア-午後8時開始(10月25日)

Mar 29

DOJO Bar web banners – available for your blog and website

Hi DOJO Bar fans and friends. Here are a selection of web banners for you to freely use on your website or blog and link back to our DOJO Bar website (www.dojobarnaha.com). Just save the web banner image you like from this page to your PC, upload to your website image library and then add to your webpage along with this HTML code:

< a href=”www.dojobarnaha.com” target=”_blank” >< img src=”put your img url here” ></a >

Once you have added a DOJO Bar banner and link to your website, we’d really appreciate it if you could post the page link to our Facebook page too so we know and can thank you!

Find us on Facebook here – http://www.facebook.com/DOJObarnaha

Banner 1: Vertical static image, suitable for narrow side column spaces on your website

Banner 2: Horizontal static image, suitable for wider side column, top or bottom spaces on your website

 

Banner 3: A 3 image GIF showing a little more of the great atmosphere at the DOJO Bar!

 

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