for the Miyahira Memorial Gasshuku from 2 - 8 August 2021 in Okinawa - the birthplace of karate.
The gasshuku is postponed until August 2022.
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Dear Shidokan Karateka!
We inform you here about the current situation of the Okinawa journey 2021.
Unfortunately we have to inform you that after thorough research regarding the corona pandemic and the limited possibilities to travel to Okinawa next year 2021, we cannot carry out our Miyahira Memory Gasshuku as planned.
Up to now there are no new regulations concerning travel, the organisation of events and the entire stay (quarantine) in Okinawa.
This keeps us from the necessary advertising.
This limits us drastically in organisation and implementation.
This causes uncertainty among many interested parties.
The willingness to travel is no longer 100% guaranteed (tests, vaccinations) and much more!
Therefore we have decided to postpone our great project - by about 12 months to 2022.
Postponed is not lifted...
We think that due to the given circumstances it will not be possible to carry out a magnificen Miyahira Memory Gasshuku on Okinawa in 2021 as we would like it to be.
It is in ALL our interests to act sensibly now.
Perhaps next year we will be able to perform Miyahira Gasshuku 2021 within Europe - but that remains to be seen! This would give all Shidokan Karateka and interested parties the opportunity to prepare themselves again physically, mentally and emotionally for the next Miyahira Gasshuku 2021 in Europe.
Hanshi 9th Dan
Head of the Okinawa Shorinryu Shidokan Karatedo Europe.