Online Learning

Asato Dojo offers online classes, workouts and special seminars on a regular basis. Please see our classes and events listed below.

Scheduled classes
Wednesdays 6:30 PM JST (local times)
Okinawan karate class – beginners to black belt level – 60 mins

Join James Pankiewicz sensei at Asato Dojo in Okinawa, Japan for Okinawan Karate training.
This class is open to all levels from absolute beginner to black belt. Taught in English with some Japanese terms.
Solo or partner/family/group attendance is ok.
James Pankiewicz sensei has 30 years training experience in karate and other martial arts including 10+ years in Okinawa, Japan.
Each class will conclude with a short Q&A session with James sensei. All questions welcomed!
Please log on 5 minutes in advance of class start time.
Fee donations are gratefully accepted via Paypal at . Guideline amount – 2000 yen / $20 / 15 euro

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Classes/Seminars upon request

Please email us to request karate classes or group seminars at other times –


25/04/2021 Sunday 9 AM JST (local times)
Tsuki-naka kata and applications – PART 1 (Patrick McCarthy hanshi)
In this seminar event, Patrick McCarthy Hanshi, founder of Koryu Uchinadi, teaches the first part of the kata “Tsuki-naka” [穿心中型 – Chuan Xin Zhong Xing in Mandarine Chinese] and associated principles and applications (bunkai and oyowaza).
Patrick sensei learned this kata in Fujian in 1991 when he first visited Yongchun Village. “I had a passion to learn Pan-lineage Crane fist; I learned this along with Happoren and Nepai”
This kata is rich in applications utilising the body dynamics of Okinawan karate for close in receiving, trapping, grappling and striking.

Participation fee is 3000 yen payable in advance. Live participation is limited to 100 (zoom restriction) but the recording will also be available on demand afterwards. Please register for access. 
30/05/2021 Sunday 9 AM JST (local times)
Tsuki-naka kata and applications – PART 2 (Patrick McCarthy hanshi)
May 9, 2021 06:00 PM (09:00 AM UTC)
WANSHU kata/analysis/applications – cross-dojo workshop event
Join us as we connect 3 dojos across Okinawa, Ireland and Germany to take a look at Matsubayashiryu Wanshu kata, bunkai and oyowaza practices across the dojos, comparing what we do and learning from each other.
Featured instructors:
James Pankiewicz, Asato Dojo, Okinawa
Martin O’Malley, White Tiger Dojo, Ireland
Guido Engels, BWC Viersen Dojo, Germany
This event is open to participants of all ability levels but you will benefit more if you are already familiar with the Matsubayshiryu kata “Wanshu”.

Fee donations are gratefully received via paypal at :
(guide price 2000 yen)