122356652 Hawaii United Okinawa Association


Okinawan Festival

Okinawan Cultural Directory

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA) is pleased to present its Okinawan Cultural Directory. HUOA expresses its appreciation to the cultural leaders, sensei, instructors and their respective members for generously participating in the Association's activities and events. 


Below is a listing of different schools or clubs whose activities help to preserve, perpetuate and promote the culture of Okinawa. The talents and artistry of our cultural leaders successfully share the beautiful traditions of Okinawa to a wide range of audiences.


We welcome other Okinawan cultural groups to contact our office to add or make corrections to their listing to huoa@huoa.org or tel: 808-676-5400.



Association and Hawaii Chapters

Dance Academies

Fue / Fwansoo (Flute)



Chozen-ji Ryu Kempo                                                                           Shorin-Ryu Hawaii Seibukan             

Leon Burton Jr., Head Instructor                                                                                                 Masakazu Teruya, Kancho

3271 Salt Lake Boulevard                                                                                                            Moilili Community Center  #305

Honolulu, HI 96818                                                                                                                       2535 S. King St.

Phone: 808-421-4164                                                                                                                  Honolulu, HI  96826-3101

Fax: 808-421-4103                                                                                                                        Phone: 808-255-6758

Cell 808-226-5270 (evening)

E-mail: shuto37@hotmail.com

Discipline: Karate


Knight's Isshin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo

 David L. Knight, Chief Instructor

43 Oneawa St.  Suite 210

Kailua, HI  96734

Phone: 808-492-2725

E-mail: info@knightskaratekailua.com

Website: www.knightskaratekailua.com

Discipline: Karate


Hawaii Shorinryu Karatedo

Lawrence T. Uemura

60 N. Kuakini Street, 1-D

Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Phone: 808-533-0022

Discipline: Matsubayashi-ryu karate (Shorin ryu) & Kobudo


Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate Club/Shinden Ryu Karate Association 

Mitchel Shimamura, Sensei

2417D Pauoa Road

Honolulu, HI 96813

Cell 808-847-8087

E-mail: mitchs@live.net

Discipline: karate & kobudo


Senbukan Goju-ryu Karate-Hawaii Shibu

Alan Lee, Senior Instructor

45-544 Kamoalii Street

Kaneohe, HI 96744

Phone: 808-351-5001

E-mail: goju@hawaii.rr.com

Discipline: karate; Okinawan goju-ryu



Language / Poetry

Okinawa Koto

Sanshin (shamisen)

Senior Groups

Taiko, Eisa, Paranku



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