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Dojo Bar, Naha

No need for bouncers - James outside his new bar

This weekend was the official opening of Dojo a new bar in Naha aimed at the karate fraternity on the island. Brit, black belt, and all round nice guy, James Pankiewicz set up the bar with the hope that it can be a meeting point for karateka of all styles and nationalities.

In Okinawa even karate can be かわいい

On Saturday’s opening night half a dozen karate masters were sitting around one of the tables drinking together. It was the equivalent of setting up a soccer themed bar, glancing over and seeing Pele ordering beers for Maradona, Beckenbauer, Cruyff and Charlton.

Kobudo weapons on the wall of the Dojo bar.

Dojo bar is located a couple of hundred meters from the Makishi monorail station (north end of Kokusai street). Open 18.00 to 00.00, closed Tuesdays.

Dojo Bar, Naha, Okinawa

See more of images of James training in the Arakaki dojo and on the beach.

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