Okinawa - The Birthplace Of Karate
We hope this helps to show where the island of Okinawa is located and some key places on the island related to Okinawan karate and kobudo. The island of Okinawa is located south of mainland Japan in between Japan and Taiwan. The bodies of water on each side of Okinawa is the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. See the video that shows a long time Kyokushin Karate black belt finding out why Okinawa is still known as the birthplace of karate.