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Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum

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Historical Karate Museum

This Karate museum is maintained by Tetsuhiro Hokama Sensei, a Goju Ryu practitioner. He gave a... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Wade I
Karate / Kobudo / Calligraphy / Ryu Kyu History

For anybody serious about karate and kobudo this is a must! Hokama Hanshi is recognised as an... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Kieran B
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147-2 Uehara, Nishihara-cho, Nakagami-gun 903-0125, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-945-6148
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This Karate museum is maintained by Tetsuhiro Hokama Sensei, a Goju Ryu practitioner. He gave a personal tour of the museum that has many artifacts, pictures, and books about Karate to include styles other than Goju Ryu. The artifacts show many Okinawan weapons and training...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

For anybody serious about karate and kobudo this is a must! Hokama Hanshi is recognised as an international expert for good reason. I have over 25 years martial arts training and each visit gives me so much to new information! Beautiful calligraphy and if you...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is the most extensive Karate Museum in the world, Hanshi Hokama is a wealth of knowledge and is very friendly and approachable. He also hold lessons for visitors. This is the ultimate destination for any true Karateka, you wont be disappointing. Visits to the...More

1  Thank Marty B
Reviewed 7 June 2016

It is a private museum, the only one of this type, dedicated to Okinawan Karate. It was an honour for me to practice there, to listen to Hokama sensei explanation on the developing of Ti - to the actual Okinawan Karate. Besides a great place...More

3  Thank Shinmyoken
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I went with my partner who loves karate. Tetsuhiro Hokama really knows his stuff and if you visit here you can literally learn from a master. It would be easier to drive here but we rode the monorail to the last stop and took a...More

4  Thank Christiana A
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Went with my husband as he is a history buff and has been practicing Karate for over 30 years. Going in there with him was like seeing a child in a candy store! A fully functional dojo, karate museum and Sensei Dr. Tetsuhiro Hokama's humble...More

5  Thank M1ndy3
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Being a former karateka (out of it for 5 years) I always had a strong fascination and appreciation of the history and roots of Karate. The Karate Museum in Okinawa was a must see for me. I was not dissapointed. Not only did I get...More

6  Thank Chad E
Reviewed 18 March 2014

A friend and I went searching for this little known museum as a thing to do on a rainy day. We discovered it after asking for directions, as it is a bit off the beaten path. Inside, we found all sorts of historical and cultural...More

7  Thank RyukyuMike
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Response from Chad E | Reviewed this property |
The museum is actually a dojo as well. I visited on a Saturday in the morning around 8am. The museum was open, but there was no one there except Dr. Hokama. I'm not sure if there are official times posted anywhere, but... More