After our first visit in 2012, we returned to Okinawa joined by Fabio and Holly from the Cambridge dojo, and our good friends and instructors Sensei Dave Amber and Sensei Dick Lovett (and his partner Frances). We were of course also joined by our chief instructor, Sensei George Andrews, one of the impressive line up of senior instructors that would share their knowledge with us over the week.
The training was exceptional, with guidance and teaching from all of the IOGKF senior instructors, and we're looking forward to sharing our experiences with you. Time spent away from the dojo was also special and it was great visiting new places and re-visiting the landmarks with friends that hadn't been before. The week started with a day trip which included a visit to the Churaumi aquarium. Over the next few days we managed to visit Shuri castle, Fukushu-en gardens and the nearby Chojun Miyagi memorial. The training event was held in the impressive Okinawa Budokan, but we also visited two traditional dojos. Firstly, the honbu dojo, Higaonna Karate Dojo, which seemed even hotter inside than out. We also visited the dojo of Hokama Sensei and his karate museum which was a privilege to see.