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Welcome to The Okinawa Karate Podcast, the only Karate podcast based directly from the Birthplace of Karate, Okinawa Japan.
My name is Josh Simmers and I am very blessed to call the island of Okinawa home. My journey on Okinawa began in 1995 when I was stationed here in the US Army. After separating from the Army in 1999 I returned to the United States with my lovely wife who happens to be an Okinawa Native. Various life events and forks in the road led us back to Okinawa in 2015.
I train in Okinawa Kenpo which was founded by our late Master, Nakamura Shigeru, in 1955. My Sensei is Kina, Toshimitsu (9th Dan). Kina Sensei is one of the last living direct students of our founder.
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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I hate sponsors. Rather, I hate those that sell-out to sponsors. When I make a review of gi, weapons, a book, or a even aperson, it will be my open and honest opinion, not something influenced from a sponsor. Therefore the OKP is and will remain listener supported (even though you will often hear me joke of being sponsored by Orion Beer). A subscription or donation of your choice will help to keep the sponsors away.