Monthly Archives: October 2022

October 25th is “Karate Day” in Okinawa.

On this day in 1936, prominent Okinawan masters gathered in Naha and formally adopted the term Kara-Te 唐手 (empty hand). The masters present included Hanashiro Chomo (1869-1945), Kyan Chotoku (1870-1945), Motobu Choki (1871-1944), Miyagi Chojun (1888-1953), Kiyoda Juhatsu (1886-1967, Chibana Chosin (1885-1969), and Shinpan Shiroma (1890-1954).
*The three highlighted in bold text are Shimabuku Tatsuo’s teachers.

Large Karate demonstrations, like the following video, are held in Okinawa on October 25th to commemorate the Meeting Of The Masters and celebrate the Okinawan art of Karate.

Karate Day demonstrations in Naha, Okinawa.

Resolution on the declaration of the day of Karate:

Fall Karate Schedule Update

PSKC offers Karate classes for Penn State students 3 times a week now. In addition to Wednesdays at 7PM in 232 HUB, we have two new opportunities on Sundays.

Wednesdays 7PM in 232 HUB
Sundays 12:30PM in 232 HUB
Sundays 7PM on HUB Lawn (weather permitting, dress appropriately for cooler temps)