Karate Talk

Okinawa, the Birthplace of Karate

Okinawa, the Birthplace of Karate

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Explore the philosophical principles of karate through the true Okinawan masters. Originating in Okinawa, karate has become an international sport for both the spirit and the body. To native Okinawans, karate is known to involve both spirit and discipline, creating a well-rounded human being together with the martial art. Master Choko Kyuna, Chairman of The Society for the Advancement of Traditional Okinawa Karate, leads this lecture program, which includes a live demonstration by masters of four distinguished Okinawa karate styles. Followed by a reception.

Tasting menu:

Okinawan soba: This comfort food, made with thick Okinawan noodles in a chicken and bonito soup, will warm you up in any climate
Juicy onigiri: Flavorful rice balls cooked with vegetables and pork
Okinawan beer: A light, crisp beer brewed in Okinawa, which is perfect for the islands’ tropical climate
Sanpin tea: A floral green tea similar to jasmine, Sanpin is the most popular variety of tea in Okinawa

Tickets: $13/$10 Japan Society members, seniors & students

Part of Okinawan Vibes
Japan Society presents a three-month-long series that introduces the unique culture of Okinawa, Japan’s southern islands, and highlights its sounds, flavors, colors and history.

Box Office Policy
This program is co-organized by Okinawa prefectural government.

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