Tag Archives: Okinawa

Sakugawa – The Hidden Warrior

Working at a US restaurant on Okinawa once established by the DOD, the caretaker, a strong, black guy, asked me about what I was doing on Okinawa. I said, in order to not overcomplicate the matter, “Karate.” And he was like … Continue reading

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The Butokuden of Okinawa

The original Dai Nippon Butokukai  (DNBK) was established in April 1895 in Kyōto to encourage the practice of the budō and to cultivate warlike virtues (butoku) throughout Imperial Japan. Branches were opened in each prefecture, aiming at the dissemination and … Continue reading

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Tree fern rainforest jungle, Northern Okinawa main island, Dec. 28, 2010

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The first kumibo tournament of the Okinawa Traditional Kobudo Association was held February, 2011.

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Kumibo – 3rd Okinawa Dentō Kobudō Championship, Feb. 2011

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Headlock – 3rd Okinawa Dentō Kobudō Championship, Feb. 2011

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Precious Flowers in Hidden Places, Okinawa

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December 12, 2010, Okinawa

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Stone lion-dog, Kokusai-dori, Naha, December 12, 2010

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Fire-breather, Naha, December 12, 2010

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