As a Karate practitioner, I have decided visit Okinawa October this year and see the place where Karate has originated. Be staying in Naha most of the time. I may be a Kyokushin practitioner but I also have my appreciation and interest in the other systems of Karate especially those widely practiced within Okinawa and the rest of the Ryukyu Islands. Not just Karate but I also have interest in Ryukyan culture and how many of its aspects have a strong connection with the martial art. Yes, Karate training in Okinawa much different compared to outside the islands and it is not just authenticity but also its system, tradition, method and customs. Been checking out several sites on Karate training in Okinawa and what is interesting is that Shorin and Goju Ryu are the most widely practiced systems with the islands. And most of its dojos are friendly to foreigners. Despite that, Kyokushin does have its dojo in Naha and do plan to visit it as well. To me, I'm looking forward to its experience and the tour goes well! Osu!