8 Days Black Belt Karate Training in Sendai, Japan

  • Japan Karate Club Abeha Gojyuryu Main Campus, 2 Chome 33 21 Aoyama, Taihaku ku, Sendai shi, Miyagi ken 982 0834, Japan

Karate Training in Japan

This karate training camp is not just ordinary karate lessons being conducted consecutively with meals and accommodation provided. It will also help you to develop your future ambitions and capabilities to encounter all different situations of life. This karate training program is going to be a rejuvenation for your mind, body, and soul.


  • Daily karate trainings
  • Daily set sparring sessions
  • Grading examination and graduation
  • Free time to explore the surroundings
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • Japanese, English
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During the training course, you will stay in a dormitory that sleeps up to nine persons. Bedrooms for three people are also available.

The ‘Do (道)’ in Karate-do means ‘the pathway’ in Japanese. Hence Karate-do means the experience of doing karate or the art of karate. In Japan, there are many different extracurricular activities and they all end with the word ‘Do’. For instance, Budo (武道) meaning martial arts and there are also Shyodo (calligraphy), Sado (tea ceremony), Kado (flower arrangement), and more. The philosophy of ‘Do(h)’ is about things you cannot accomplish in the blink of an eye.

Applying the philosophy of ‘Do(h)’, this program is not all about getting the black belt at the end of the training, but it is to focus on learning the concept of ‘Do(h)’ in Japanese culture. By the end of the training camp, students could find the process of learning each kata (set sparring) with other students more enjoyable than the outcome of getting the black belt.

The instructor, Ryoki Abe, used to be the coach for Malaysia National Karate Team. Currently, he is the coach of the world karate champion, Antonio Diaz, and conducting trainings for children back in his hometown, Sendai City, in Miyagi Prefecture after the Tohoku earthquake in 2011.

Black belt certification

This program is not a guaranteed course for students to obtain first Dan (level) black belt at the end of the training camp. However, instructor Abe has put his heart into this program and specially designed it, in order for students to learn all the prerequisites for the initial stage of black belt examination in a short period of time.

Course overview

Bow or greet

  • Basic bows
  • Greetings before and after starting
  • Manners in dojo
  • How to wear your karate uniform


  • Fist techniques
  • Kick techniques
  • Defense techniques
  • Attack techniques


  • Close feet posture
  • Angled feet posture
  • Squat stance
  • Cat legs stance

Basic movements

  • Front-leg-bent stance (chasing punch, reverse punch, chasing reverse punch, front kick, and round kick)
  • Three battles stance or sanchin stance (reverse punch, upper level block, outside block, down block, and round block)
  • Cat leg stance (round block)
  • Squat or square stance (down block)

Kata or forms

  • Gekisai (strike and smash) 1
  • Gekisai 2 and saifua (break)

Set sparring

  • Three battles stance (middle punch, reverse punch, upper level block, and outside block)
  • Front-leg-bent stance (chasing punch, reverse punch, upper level block, outside block, and lower sweeping block

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:30 Wake up
  • 07:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Morning training
  • 12:00 Lunch (own arrangement)
  • 14:00Afternoon practice
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 Shower and free time
  • 22:00 Bed time

The program will start with an orientation a day before the actual training starts and instructor Abe will meet all students in Japan Karate Club “Abe-Juku” Sendai on the first day. On the last day of the training, students will be attending the grading examination and graduation. Please note that this program may not be suitable for people who already have black belts.

  • Ryoki Abe

    Ryoki Abe is a successful karate world champion despite the fact he has encountered two car accidents throughout his journey. Started from Abe’s first championship won at the Asian Karate competition at the age of 24, he has continually won a number of championships in all different karate competitions. Abe is well recognized for his legendary championship records and has great influence in the karate martial arts field. After his retirement, Abe had been giving coaching to the Malaysian National Karate Team and other teams all over the world.

This training will take place in Japan Karate Club Abeha-Gojyuryu main campus in Sendai, Japan.

Daily breakfast and dinner are going to be provided. There will be an eating-out party nicely organized by the school on the last night of the training camp.

Lunch is not included in the price. There is a convenient store (7-Eleven) near the school for students to arrange their own lunch.

In the free time, you can visit Aoba Castle or Yagiyama Zoo close from the training place.

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All classes
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Drop off at the Sendai Station
  • Eating-out party on the last night of the training
  • Karate uniforms
  • Taxes

Arrival by bus

To get to the training center, you need to take a bus from Sendai Station. Stay Japan will inform you more about the transportation after booking. On the departure day, you will be dropped off at the Sendai Station by bus. The drop-off is included in the training package.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Sunday November 26, 2017
Departure: Sunday December 3, 2017

Pricing information

The prices below are posted in JPY. Please note that prices may fluctuate, depending on the current exchange rates.

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