Karate / Kobudo Websites
Karate New Zealand
The official website of Karate New Zealand (UNZKO). Karate New Zealand is the official representative body of karate in New Zealand and is recognised by Sport and Recreation New Zealand, The New Zealand Academy of Sport, and the World Karate Federation.

Karate Auckland
The Official Organising Body for karate in the Auckland area on behalf of Karate New Zealand.
Oceania Karate Federation
The official website of the Oceania Karate Federation (OKF). This is a permanent organisation with a formal status, founded in the year 1994 (with the name of Oceania Union of Karate Organizations (OUKO) and is comprised of the Oceania National Karate Federations recognized by the WKF.

World Karate Federation
The World Karate Federation, or WKF, was formed in 1990 from former WUKO (World Union of Karate-do Organisations) members and is the largest international governing body of sport karate  with over 130 member countries. It is the only karate organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee and has more than ten million members. The WKF organises the Junior and Senior Karate World Championships, which are each held every other year. The headquarters are located in Madrid, Spain.

Okinawa Dentou Karate Shinkoukai  沖縄伝統空手道振興会  A group joining together the main four Okinawa karate associations under one umbrella. The group consists of:

Association of Okinawa Karate Society.
Federation of Okinawa Karate.
Federation of All Okinawa Karate.
Federation of Okinawa Karate & Kobudo


The official website of the World Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-Do Association  headed by Soke Takayoshi Nagamine Hanshisei 10th dan.
The Kodokan Nagamine Karate Hombu Dojo is located in Kumoji,Naha city,Okinawa.

A project sponsored by the Okinawa Prefecture Government, stands as a neutral organisation whose main goal is to help those who have no connection yet with Okinawa karate circles but wish to train in the birthplace of karate, Okinawa. It strives to provide information on a daily basis about Okinawa and its most valuable cultural asset, karate. Launched 28 November 2011.
Karate forum
Matsubayashi ryu Karate Forum
A society of past and present Matsubayashi Ryu Karate practitioners .
If you have an interest in Matsubayashi ryu you are welcome to join.
Okinawa BBTV
OkinawaBBtv.com. Video portal for Okinawa Karate. Featuring Okinawa Masters, karate and kobudo videos and more...
Wonder Okinawa karate and kobudo
Karate & Martial arts with weaponary page. Prefectual Government site

Sadly this site appears to have shut down
Okinawan Shorin Ryu Matsubayashi Ryu Karatedo
This Site Is Designed to Present Information on Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Regardless of Individual Schools, Sects, Affiliations, Lineage or Martial Arts Politics.

Wonder Okinawa Karate & Kobudo pages
The 2009 Directory of Okinawa Karatedo and Kobudo. Lists dojo in Okinawa by ryuha or kaiha and also by municipality. There is also a directory of karatedo activities  at schools. The site has a cross reference of dojo heads and ryuha.

Matsubayashi Ryu dojo can be found under the 
首里手系 Shuri-Te Group commencing at number 106 going through to number 115.
Okinawa information Websites
Gateway to Okinawa is service based company that wants to help people from around the world that are visiting Okinawa to maximize their trip.
They provide full services for budo (martial arts) sports, leisure activities, arts, crafts, & culture, and accomodation in Okinawa, the beautiful island paradise in southern Japan.
Ryukyu Cultural Archives
 Ryukyu Cultural Archives are making a digital record of Okinawa's history and cultural properties.The assembled information is being made available electronically as a database and as reference material. Well worth a look.
From the
Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education
Information about Travel, History, and life in Okinawa
The Okinawan. A magazine about Okinawa.
A quarterly magazine, The Okinawan is the first Okinawa-focused premier iconic English travel magazine geared towards worldwide karate enthusiasts and travelers. Featuring informative, inspiring and high-quality contents about Okinawa and traditional karate. It has a Very informative Blog.
This is the main travel information source in Okinawa. The bureau plans most of the conventions and events in the entire Okinawa prefecture. It also develops the tourism environment with the prefectural government such as innovating eco tourism.

The English pages  of the official website of the Naha City Tourist Association

Virtual Okinawa
Virtual Okinawa is a blogger community dedicated to provide general yet practical information on living in Okinawa.

Guide to Okinawa
A huge amount of information on Okinawa that covers most of what you want to know about Okinawa. The site features Okinawa's history, culture, area information, accommodations, travel information, and much more.

Elderly Okinawans have among the lowest mortality rates in the world from a multitude of chronic diseases of aging and as a result enjoy not only what may be the world's longest life expectancy but the world's longest health expectancy. The goal of the Okinawa Centenarian Study is to uncover the genetic and lifestyle factors responsible for this remarkable successful aging phenomenon for the betterment of the health and lives of all people.
Okinawa Centenarian Study
 Karate Equipment Websites
Auckland Martial Arts Supplies
Convenient local shop at the top of Queen Street Auckland City.

Personalized Karate Dogi & belts Direct from Japan.
English language friendly site
Martial Arts suppliers based at the home of karate
Glenn McIlvride (Owner/Operator), is a New Zealander who has been living in Okinawa for the past 15 years. "There is so much great stuff here in Okinawa, both martial arts related and not, that you just cannot get anywhere else (unless you are willing to pay a premium). Our whole motivation of setting up OkinawaDirect.com is to let everyone overseas enjoy the great products and prices of Okinawa that we do."

Okinawa Direct
New Zealand Information Websites
Tourism New Zealand
The Tourism New Zealand website is an introduction to tourism in New Zealand. Through this site, potential visitors will be able to learn about the diversity of what New Zealand has to offer and how their visit can become a fantastic experience.
Helensville NZ
Helensville New Zealand, is a scenic 40 minute drive north-west from downtown Auckland.
Nestled beside the Kaipara River on the south edge of the Kaipara Harbour, historic Helensville's relaxed lifestyle has plenty to offer both visitors and permanent residents. In fact, Helensville was named as one of New Zealand's 'Top Ten Small Towns' by North and South magazine.
Whangaparaoa NZ
Whangaparaoa "Bay of Whales" is a seaside town built along the Whangaparaoa Peninsula; about 30 minutes north of Auckland by road, or 50 minutes by ferry from Auckland to Gulf Harbour.
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