44 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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    • 5.0 • 21 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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    Training Should Be Fun

    Training Should Be Fun

    Training in martial arts should be fun. If it’s not fun, something needs to change, and that might be you. 
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    • 9 min
    10 Minutes with the Right Sensei

    10 Minutes with the Right Sensei

    There's a meme that bounces around the social media platforms that reads "10 minutes with the right sensei is worth more than 10 years with the wrong sensei." Here I discuss my thoughts on that meme and my 10 minute conversation with the right sensei. Or was it just the right 10 minute conversation?
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    • 8 min
    Invisible Sensei's Okinawa 2023 Recap w/James Pankiewicz

    Invisible Sensei's Okinawa 2023 Recap w/James Pankiewicz

    In November 2023 my very good friend and budo brother, Tuari Dawson, visited Okinawa. Tuari is the host of The Invisible Sensei and A Life Indigenous Podcasts, two podcasts I encourage you to subscribe, listen and support.
    Shortly after Tuari returned to New Zealand I gathered him and James Pankiewicz to record this recap and to discuss some very exciting events coming up in New Zealand in October 2024. Watch and listen for all of the details.
    Find all of Tuari's information here: https://linktr.ee/Invisen/

    Interested in the Kizuna New Zealand Seminar? Go here: https://linktr.ee/Kizuna2024
    Asato Dojo: https://asatodojo.com/
    BujinTV: https://bujin.tv/


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    • 52 min
    Why Do I Like Karate

    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
    On Being a White Belt Again

    On 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
    Back in Action

    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 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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