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Aug 13

Its Obon in Okinawa and Half price Awamori cocktail weekend @ The DOJO

This weekend Okinawans are observing the Obon festival when the spirits of dead ancestors are believed to return to the family home to visit their descendants. Okinawan families get together to enjoy the company of the living (and the dead) and many people take a little time off over this weekend and relax. At The …

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Jul 31

Welcome to the DOJO Bar – Okinawa’s only Karate and Kobudo theme bar

The DOJO opened on July 29th with an invitation-only party attended by many high-ranking Okinawan Karate and Kobudo Sensei, including Arakaki Sensei (10th Dan Matsubayashi-ryu), Taira Yoshitaki Sensei (10th Dan Matsubayashi-ryu), Yogi Sensei (Konan-ryu/Matayoshi Kobudo), Senaha Sensei (9th Dan Goju-ryu), Gibo Sensei (Goju-ryu), Matsuda Sensei (10th Dan Shorin-ryu), Akamine Hiroshi Sensei (Shihan Menkyo Ryukyu Kobudo/Shorin-ryu), …

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