Since 2010, the Japan Association in the UK and the Embassy of Japan have held a free event in central London to celebrate Japanese culture. In addition to displays of dancing, music, fashion and food, the Japan Matsuri includes a martial arts stage.
Sensei George has led a demonstration of Okinawan Traditional Goju Ryu Karate-do every year there and 2020 was no exception, despite the Matsuri being held online. During August a few black belt members recorded themselves demonstrating aspects of a typical class and the footage was pulled together to create a 10-minute short film. This was shown on Sunday 27th September alongside films from Kendo, Aikido, Naginata and Shiranamikai Karate.
The OTGKA short film reflects how we have continued our training with classes available online.
Chief Instructor OTGKA