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Celebrate karate, the martial art with roots that can be traced back 700 years
Perhaps the most famous of all martial arts, karate embodies shurei-no-kokoro—the spirit of courtesy—a guiding tenet of both karate and life as a whole on Okinawa. Join thousands of others on Kokusai Street in Naha on October 25, Karate Day, as karate practitioners demonstrate their finely disciplined skills. A special dedicatory demonstration is also performed at the Shurei no Yakata dojo in Okinawa Karate Kaikan. In 2016, Naha’s Karate Day celebrations featured in the Guinness World Records for the most people (3973) performing a kata.