41 episodes

The Okinawa Karate Podcast is the only Karate podcast from the Birthplace of Karate, Okinawa Japan.
Many listeners know that Okinawa is a very small island with a very large heart. This is ever true in the circle of Okinawa Karate. My goal with this podcast is to share some of this beauty with you. 
Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy. 
Best Regards,
Josh Simmers
https://linktr.ee/OkinawaKaratePodcast

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Okinawa Karate Podcast Joshua Simmers

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

The Okinawa Karate Podcast is the only Karate podcast from the Birthplace of Karate, Okinawa Japan.
Many listeners know that Okinawa is a very small island with a very large heart. This is ever true in the circle of Okinawa Karate. My goal with this podcast is to share some of this beauty with you. 
Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy. 
Best Regards,
Josh Simmers
https://linktr.ee/OkinawaKaratePodcast

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    OKP # 41 Why Do I Like Karate

    OKP # 41 Why Do I Like Karate

    Why do you like karate? That's a question nearly every karate practitioner has been asked multiple times. I have been asked that question multiple times and I have given multiple answers. Well on one such occasion I gave an answer that was terrible and it's haunted me for four years. So I'd like to take the time to give a better answer than I did those four years ago in room full of well known and well respected karate masters.
    I really appreciate hearing from the Okinawa Karate Podcast listeners as well. I try to provide you some value in this podcast and please know that I greatly value the feedback I get from you. So why do you like karate? If you care to share your response with me I'd be more than happy to read it. Send to: josh@okinawakaratepodcast.com
    As always, thank you for listing to the Okinawa Karate Podcast!
    Josh Simmers
    https://linktr.ee/OkinawaKaratePodcast


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    • 12 min
    OKP # 40 Being a White Belt Again

    OKP # 40 Being a White Belt Again

    I am a white belt again and dang it feels good. In April 2022 I joined a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu dojo here on Okinawa so I thought I would begin sharing some of these experiences with the OKP Family.
    Please let me know your own experiences branching out of karate and trying a new discipline. Or maybe you are coming to karate from another discipline. I'd really like to hear from you regarding your experiences.
    As always, thank you for supporting the Okinawa Karate Podcast.
    Josh Simmers
    https://linktr.ee/OkinawaKaratePodcast


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    • 13 min
    OKP #39 Back in Action

    OKP #39 Back in Action

    It's been a minute, er um more like one year, since I recorded an audio only episode of the Okinawa Karate Podcast. I may have taken a long hiatus but I am back.
    A sincere thank you to those that have stuck around and checked in on me by asking "when is the next episode?" Well here it is. Just a short recording to remind you that I am still here in the Birthplace of Karate and still hosting the only Karate podcast from the Birthplace of Karate, Okinawa Japan.
    Thanks again for all of the support.
    Josh Simmers
    Okinawa Karate Podcast
    https://linktr.ee/OkinawaKaratePodcast


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    • 3 min
    OKP #38 - It's All About The Sensei

    OKP #38 - It's All About The Sensei

    In this episode I talk about choosing a dojo that is right for you. This episode is dedicated to "R" for asking me a question on my YouTube video with Ron Nix Sensei: https://youtu.be/8EjHt0bOspg
    Trust me when I say the Sensei is way more important than the style. There's great Sensei's in every style, and sadly there's bad Sensei's too.
    Shoot me a message at josh@okinawakaratepodcast.com and let me know how you choose the correct dojo.

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    • 14 min
    OKP #37 - Stay in Your Lane & FOCUS

    OKP #37 - Stay in Your Lane & FOCUS

    Stay in your lane and FOCUS. What does this mean to me both in and out of the dojo? Well you have to listen to find out. I am curious to know what you think. Does this make any sense or is Josh off his rocker again?
    Shoot me a message. Oh an if it's not too much trouble can I please ask for a review on whatever podcast app you are listening on at this time?
    Thank you as always,
    Josh Simmers

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    • 7 min
    OKP #36 - He Could Have Kicked Off My Head

    OKP #36 - He Could Have Kicked Off My Head

    As a follow-up to episode 35, "Be a Good Uke," I will describe the nicest, kindest training partner I had. If only I could remember his name.
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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

MadMike108 ,

OKP! What else is there to say!?

Coming to you from the birthplace of karate, Oki’nawa, Japan! I love listening to all the interviews and different karate teachers. Keep it up!

EYMuxen ,

Best all-around Karate Podcast

You would think that karate would be a popular podcast subject but it isn’t. One of the few examples though is this podcast, Okinawa Karate Podcast (OKP). OKP provides a great all around karate podcast covering topics from Dogi reviews to history, old school masters to the next generation’s stars, and from traditional methods to modern applications. If you want to learn more about karate in the broadest sense this is the podcast for you.

3strangelions ,

Outstanding

Josh is doing an awesome service for all practitioners of Okinawa Karate. Regardless of system there is always something to learn.

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