Fall 2018, September 30th - October 9th.
Can I stay longer?
If you wish to extend your trip for sight-seeing etc. (or break your journey home to stopover in Tokyo) we can arrange for you to stay in the same hotel for the room fee only. The date of your return must be set when your ticket is issued, but can usually be any time within 30 days from your departure date, subject to seat availability. The quicker you sign up, the greater the choice of seats and dates, and the less it will cost you!
What is my Cost?
Around $4,000. This price is based on departure from Los Angeles, California, (LAX) - Tokyo, Narita - Naha International, round trip. If you will be starting your journey elsewhere in the U.S. or from Europe, South America, etc. we will quote you the most competitive rate available, and organize your journey so that you rendezvous with the rest of our members at Tokyo, Narita, airport for the last leg of the journey to Naha, Okinawa. (In the past nine years we have had members travel from England, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Scotland, Portugal, Canada, US, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Poland, Brazil, Kuwait, and Bahrein) As a guide, this year, 2018, it costs approximately $400 extra, (round trip), to travel to Okinawa from Ontario, Canada, and New York, Sydney, and London, when compared with the base price from Los Angeles, California.
What is Included?
Round trip airfares on Japan Airlines or All Nippon Airways based on a departure point of Los Angeles International airport to Okinawa; transfer upon arrival in Okinawa from airport to hotel by private bus; One full day of supervised orientation, 10 nights accommodation in a central city self-contained apartment with kitchen, bathroom, washing machine, refrigerator/freezer, free high speed internet, cable TV, etc. including all local taxes. Apartments have, soap, shampoo, towels, paperware, dish soap, and detergent.
5 full days training (10 x 2 hour seminars) with senior teachers at the Okinawa Budokan, Okinawa Karate Kaikan and Gokokuji Shrine including dojo and tuition fees. Guided tour in a private bus of Southern Okinawa including the Goju Ryu memorial, Gichin Funakoshi Memorial, Fukushu En, Shikina-En Royal Gardens, Shuri Castle, and Heiwa Kinen Peace Park,
Certificates of course completion are issued by the Okinawa Karate-Do Rengokai at their discretion. Since 2009, all participants who have completed every seminar have been presented with a beautiful, personalized certificate in English and Japanese by the President of the Okinawa Ken Karate Do Rengokai during the graduation ceremony in the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan. Course completion is worth 20 hours towards Karate Kenkyukai Certification http://www.karatekenkyukai.org/certification.html
How about Payment?
A deposit of at least 50% by cashier’s check or electronic transfer must be received at least 90 days before the departure date, with the balance one month later. When payment is received a ticket will be issued in your name, and you will also be added to the training register at the Budokan. It is ESSENTIAL that the name on your electronic ticket EXACTLY MATCHES the name on your passport, so please send us your passport data page so we can comply with airline security regulations. Please have this information ready when you reserve your ticket.
If I Cancel?
In the event of cancellation up to 90 days before departure, we will return everything that we receive back from the airline and hotel companies, less a 10% handling fee. After that, only part of the hotel fee is returnable as per international airline regulations.
Terms and Conditions you should know about:
While every effort is made to minimize risk, we accept no liability for loss, damage, or injury whatsoever, however it is caused. Martial arts training is an inherently hazardous pursuit, and attendees accept this as a condition of attending these seminars. We strongly recommend that all attendees seek medical advice to satisfy themselves that their physical condition allows them to safely travel to and participate in these events, and that they purchase insurance to indemnify themselves against any and all injuries, losses, and liabilities.
If you have a question we have not already provided an answer for, please e-mail email@example.com or call us at the toll free number below and we will do our best to help you. We are available from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Mon - Sat, Pacific Standard Time. If you are a group, have special dietary needs, require special training, etc. its much easier if you contact us directly by telephone which is TOLL FREE in the U.S. 1 800 717 6288.
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