This will be a week long event with eliminations and seminars for karate and kobudo students from around the world. The event is referred to as the "1st International Tournament" not because they have never had one in Okinawa before, but because it is supposed to be the start of a series of tournaments held in Okinawa going forward.
Students and instrcutors from the Bennetts Karate dojo will be competing in the tournament as well as participating in the week long seminars held by various Okinawan karate masters. Students that are interested in going to Okinawa in 2018 to participate and compete can contact the dojo.
Chief Instructor Richard Bennett at the 2009 Internation Karate Championship in Okinawa, Japan