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Footloose Dance Studio

CONTRIBUTED BY SUZIE SMITH For the New Year I’ve been looking for a fun new way to incorporate more movement into my daily life as...

RewaZen Yoga

CONTRIBUTED BY CRYSTAL SCHOLLARD As I lay there quietly on the beach listening to the waves of my breath and slowly hear the sounds of...

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

CONTRIBUTED BY MELANIE HAMMONS SUP Logo Snorkeling? SCUBA diving? Surfing? What about Stand Up Paddle boarding? The water activities on Okinawa are pretty much endless. My husband...

Snorkeling Minamionna

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Mina Sea Life 2 I read about this location last year and decided to take a co-worker of mine who really enjoys...

Okinawa Sniperz: Yes, There is Ice Hockey on Okinawa!

CONTRIBUTED BY CRAIG LAPINE Sniperz Team When you think of Okinawa, you think of some of the best diving in the world and some of the...

Capoeira Academy

CONTRIBUTED BY TARA HOWES Tara used to live on Oki and was our Forum manager.  She now resides in Texas, but just had to write...

Happy Surfing Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH HOFFMAN Happy Surfing Exterior I had surfed a bit as a child on the US east coast, and wanted to introduce my children...

Island Youth Lacrosse on Okinawa

Editor's Note: Louise submitted an article about her kids' success with Island Youth Lacrosse back in 2012.  Since then, the league has grown and...

Kenmin no Mori (Prefectural Citizen's Forest)

CONTRIBUTED BY KRISTY WELLS Another geocaching adventure took us north to Kin on a beautiful, spring Saturday. The cache was located at Kenmin no Mori...

Okinawa Ryuibukan Martial Arts

CONTRIBUTED BY LYNN HAMILTON Martial Arts 1 I love martial arts. I have been a practitioner on and off over the years. When I arrived in...

WOOP: Women on Okinawa Pavement

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH PEVEHOUSE & HEIDI BREDLOW WOOP Logo Come run with us! WOOP! WOOP! Wait, what was that? W.O.O.P.? Yeah, that’s right – Women On Okinawa...

The Shanbio: Spa & Yoga Studio

CONTRIBUTED BY MIKAYLA KING Shanbio Yoga After reading one of the monthly Okinawa Living magazines, I came across an advertisement for a spa and yoga studio...

Roller Derby with the Devil Dog Derby Dames

Derby Gang CONTRIBUTED BY ZABRINA "JerZee Stinga" Songui When I first got to this island, I felt so disconnected. I was newly married and this was...

Oki Pro-Wrestling

EDITOR'S NOTE: According to one of our readers: "Pro Wrestling is back on Okinawa under the name Ryukyu Dragon Pro Wrestling. Several of the...

Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai (Martial Arts)

CONTRIBUTED BY PENNY VA HEERDEN In the comments section of my Why Martial Arts? post, someone asked for links to local Martial Arts Association websites.  There...

Okinawa City Marathon

CONTRIBUTED BY ANNA BOOM Okinawa City Marathon was on February 20th; were you there? If you weren’t running or cheering, you most likely enjoyed the...

WOOT – Women on Okinawa Trail

CONTRIBUTED BY ANNA TIENTER Have you been looking for other women to share some fun and exercise with? How do you feel about mud, puddles,...

Naha Marathon

CONTRIBUTED BY ANNA TIENTER Did anyone notice the huge group of 25,000 people hanging out around the Asahibashi Park a few Sundays ago? It was...

Roller Derby in Okinawa!

CONTRIBUTED BY AMANDA HARMS PLAY ROLLER DERBY WITH US… the KOKESHI ROLLER DOLLS! Part manifesto- part invitation, here is my proposition: So there I was… Thirty-one years...

Kadena’s Special Olympics

CONTRIBUTED BY CHIP STEITZ AND TARA HOWES This summer I received an email from Chip Steitz regarding the Special Olympics held each year on...

Why Martial Arts?

I have received some wonderful cooking posts from Penny over the last weeks and started an email conversation about how she came to be...

Diving & Snorkeling: Maeda Point & Maeda Flats

 CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE My husband and I knew before we came to Okinawa that we wanted to get scuba dive certified as soon as...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER SHAFER Parenting is not always a bowl of cherries, especially when you have an energetic, in-your-face, rambunctious, and all around difficult five...

Taiyo Golf Course

CONTRIBUTED BY LARISSA TRAQUAIR Tee it up at Taiyo “Never leave a birdie putt short” is the tagline on my Marine’s e-mail signature. Obviously, he is...

Running on Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY JOY BARNES Six months ago, if I would have seen a post about “Running on Okinawa” I would have kept right on scrolling...

Lose Weight While Gaining Friends

CONTRIBUTED BY JANAE BURGER Gone are the ornaments, the tree, the decorations, the lights, the holiday gatherings and the constant flow of delicious foods. Too...

Ringyo Bicycles

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK   Years ago, and long before we met, my husband was an avid mountain biker, racing through the hills of Texas and...

Himaraya Sports

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK When I arrived in Okinawa last winter, I was told to forget ever finding clothes to fit me off base.  After doing...

Reebok Crossfit Asia

CONTRIBUTED BY SNUFF Editor's note: The name has changed since the original post, along with class times.  It's now "Reebok Crossfit Asia" and we've posted...

Calling all X-Tremists!

CONTRIBUTED BY DASHA GARIEPY It's no secret that there is a ton of "stuff" to do in Okinawa. Whether it's eating, shopping, hanging out, etc,...