Keiko or Kanko?

Karate tourist, dojo, Vancouver, bc, lessons, kobudo, Uechi-ryu, Goju-ryu, Shotokan

If you thought the title of this short post refers to the names of two Japanese women, then you’re mistaken. No, its about Karateka and Kobudoka who travel to Japan or Okinawa and think they’re training (keiko – 稽古) , but are actually Karatedo or Kobudo tourists (kankokyaku – 観光客).

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