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), famous Karateka and actor Yagi Akihito of Meibukan Goju-ryu, as well his his brother and friends and many many more.
The invitational party was followed by our first BIG SATURDAY event which featured ALL DRINKS AT HALF PRICE. That’s right – HALF PRICE!!! We had chilled draft Orion on tap, Belle Vue beer, a selection of bottled beers and our original DOJO bar cocktails along with all your classic favourite cocktails. We also offered a delicious food menu featuring Okinawan and world fusion food using local produce.
The DOJO bar is unique in Okinawa, perhaps in the world. Okinawa is the home of karate and kobudo and the DOJO bar is a tribute to that heritage and a gateway to the island, its people and its rich fighting arts culture for visitors. We wanted to offer a truly special place, open and easily accessible to all, across cultures, countries and styles. So come check the DOJO bar out and tell us what you think!
Opening hours are 6pm – 12pm and we are open every day except Tuesday.
Find the DOJO bar on Sogenji-dori in Naha, Okinawa. Here’s a map. We are very close to Shureido.