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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 • 16 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 #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
    OKP #35 - Be A Good Uke

    OKP #35 - Be A Good Uke

    Are you a good training partner?
    Have you partnered with that bad uke?
    Are you that bad uke?
    Don't be a bad uke!!!!

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    • 9 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 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.

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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