UH Karate demo attracts hundreds!

On Sunday July 12 members of Hawaii Karate Kenkyukai (study group) gave a demonstration of karate and kobudo at the UH Manoa Art Auditorium.

Over 300 people attended, and the events popularity meant that people had to stand in the aisle to watch the karatekas in action. Those giving the demonstration included Charles Goodin, director of the Hawaii Karate Museum and curator of UH Hamilton Library’s ongoing Karate exhibition ‘Karate: From Okinawa to Hawai’i’. He was joined by Bobby Lowe, Herbert Ishida, Alan Yokota, Pat Nakata, Alan Lee, Kyle Nakasone, G. Hisae Ishii-Chang, Angel Lemus and Sean Roberts.

Karate Exhibition opens at UH Hamilton Library

The karate demonstration was followed by the opening of ceremony of the Karate exhibition.

Exhibits include rare books and photos detailing the links between karate in Hawai’i and Okinawa, and various karate equipment. The exhibition is located in the Bridge Gallery in the Asia Collection on the fourth floor, and runs until 28 August.

Goodin will also give a free public lecture on the spread of karate from Okinawa in the islands on Sunday July 19, in Room 301 at Hamilton Library.