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The okinawakaratepodcast 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. 
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Okinawa Karate Podcas‪t‬ Joshua Simmers

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

The okinawakaratepodcast 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,

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    OKP #34 - Pillars in The Dojo

    OKP #34 - Pillars in The Dojo

    My Sensei's wife passed away. She was a pillar in the dojo. No need to elaborate any more than that. We all have pillars in the dojo.
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    • 8 min
    OKP #33 - "An Old Man's Way - Doug Perry's Unlikely Journey Through Karate, War, and Life."

    OKP #33 - "An Old Man's Way - Doug Perry's Unlikely Journey Through Karate, War, and Life."

    I am pleased to bring you this book interview and discussion with Jason Perry Sensei as we discuss "An Old Man's Way - Doug Perry's Unlikely Journey Through Karate, War, and Life."
    If you haven't already watched my first interview with Jason Perry Sensei, I suggest watching that first to get a taste of his own story and journey in the arts.
    Jason Perry Sensei is a 7th Dan in Shorin-Ryu and the son of Doug Perry, 10th Dan, Shorin-Ryu.
    I hope you enjoy this video and if you are interested in purchasing the book or just learning more about the author and his father you can visit the following:
    Softbound: www.amazon.com
    Hardbound: www.lulu.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OldManWay

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    • 31 min
    OKP #32 – Jason Perry, Kensankai Shorin-Ryu

    OKP #32 – Jason Perry, Kensankai Shorin-Ryu

    I am pleased to present my video interview with Jason Perry, Shorinryu Kensankai.
    Jason Perry is the son of Doug Perry, Hanshi 10th Dan, and was practically born in the dojo. He literally cannot remember his first days because they go beyond his earliest memories of growing up on Marine Corps Bases along the East Coast, often being the only child in a dojo full of Marines, Soldiers and Sailors.
    He has nearly four full decades of martial arts training, he is a pure gentleman, and a Sensei in the truest sense.
    https://shorinryukensankai.org


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    • 51 min
    OKP #31 - Michael Hagen Pt 3- Apex Karate Performance

    OKP #31 - Michael Hagen Pt 3- Apex Karate Performance

    Part 3 of my interview with Michael Hagen, Sensei - Apex Karate Performance is here. This is the final episode in a 3 Part series I did with Michael in May 2020.
    If you are interested in learning more about Michael and Apex Karate Performance check out his YouTube page, Facebook and Instagram. All loaded with great content.
    https://www.apexkarateperformance.com
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVL7lQSgKsZ34SGuFp2nl9Q
    https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/apexkarateperformance/
    https://www.facebook.com/apexkarateperformance

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    • 33 min
    OKP #30 - Michael Hagen - Part 2 National Kata Champion and more

    OKP #30 - Michael Hagen - Part 2 National Kata Champion and more

    Welcome back to the interview series with Michael Hagen Sensei. This is Part 2 of the series and in this episode, we get to listen to Michael describe his rise to a National Team Kata Champion and his competition in the WKF. Although by listening to Michael talk you would never know he is a multi-time Team USA National Champion. He definitely maintains the humble attitude of a beginner’s mind. 
     
    Please enjoy Part 2 with Michael Hagen, Sensei. 

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    • 32 min
    OKP #29 - Michael Hagen - Part 1 TKD to Shito-Ryu BABu65SiFAfCcuYiXwcR

    OKP #29 - Michael Hagen - Part 1 TKD to Shito-Ryu BABu65SiFAfCcuYiXwcR

    This is episode one of a three-episode series with Michael Hagen, Sensei. Michel began his martial arts training in Taekwon Do in his home state of Alaska. In his university days he was able to travel to Japan and he of course kept training. This was his introduction to Shito-Ryu. Many years later he hasn’t looked back. 
     
    Please enjoy Part 1 with Michael Hagen, Sensei and as always thank you very much for tuning in to the Okinawa Karate Podcast. 
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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.

lrwrp ,

Great insider podcast

This podcast is a must have for anyone with a passion for karate.

Mr. Simmers is a legitimate karate practitioner living and training in Okinawa. He provides an unbiased look at the opportunity and reality of training in karate at its source. He is an open minded and enthusiastic ambassador, and it is fantastic to have his perspective available to anyone interested in karate.

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