Okinawa Village Karate Association
The Okinawa Village Karate Association was founded for the purpose to promote, preserve and propagate classical methods of training and research. All Okinawan based karate styles can benefit from “returning to the source” and learning from tradition. This enables the ryu ha to continue building on sound principles that were the heart of Okinawan karate. The OVKA’s purpose is to facilitate and support members in that pursuit.
New students trained at the hombu dojo are selected by recommendation from other members. Membership is limited and is intended to be exclusive. Others who hear about us and profess a genuine interest in becoming a student will be interviewed. If the person is selected to become a member of the dojo, there may be a waiting period of up to three months to determine their level of commitment to training with our family ryu ha.
Okinawa Village Karate Association promotes world recognition of the styles all our members that is consistent with the spirit of karate-do. Examples of different member dojo styles are:
– Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu
– Matsubyashi Shorin Ryu
– Goju Ryu
– Kobayashi Shorin Ryu
– Matsumura Shorin Ryu Koeppel Ha
In addition to classical karate some dojos teach additional martial arts such as judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and kali.
Our goal is to serve the membership by continually improving the quality of member standards in order to promote a performance warranting the highest degree of member confidence in the Okinawa Village Karate Association’s integrity, humanity, and fairness.