Watch Season 2 of “Karate Nerd in Okinawa” Now!

It’s time again!

My popular webshow “Karate Nerd in Okinawa” is back.

After your amazing feedback from Season 1, I knew I had to do a second season.

This time I’m training with new grandmasters, competing in the Okinawan World Tournament, discovering secret Karate techniques and historical locations, teaching my first Okinawan seminar…

…and MUCH more!

Are YOU ready to watch?

Check out the 7 episodes below.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Stay updated on future episodes on my Youtube channel and Facebook page.



  • Meera
    Yay!!!! Thank you for the new season Mr. Enkamp, I loved the first one, can't wait to see all the videos!!!??
    • Thanks! You'll love the upcoming episodes :-)
  • Very enjoyable please continue with the history and application of the old ways
    • Definitely! If we don't learn from the past, we can't understand the present or prepare for the future :-)
    • Wonderful! Stay tuned :-) New episode every Sunday!
  • Sweta
    Thank you. This will help me very much ? Oss
  • Colin Macrae
    Great start to season 2
    • Thank you! Glad you liked it. Much more coming!
  • Don
    That was great. Now I have to watch all of season 1 this week! Thank you
  • Hi Jesse San I really enjoy watching all your videos , a wealth of information..... I really find the Okinawa Videos helpfull.... I am going to Okinawa with some of my Students in October..... Your videos helped a lot Thank you Regards Joe Sydney Australia
  • Armando Bucio
    Very good video ,is nice to see those gran masters of karate. I am very happy that you share your new season thank you for that all my respects to you always.
  • Justin D'Aversa
    Hey Sensei Jesse Loved it, thank you Looking forward to the next one. Kindest regards Justin Melbourne Australia
  • Olivier Gardenal
    How strange to see you arriving in Naha, stopping in Asahi Bashi, going to Asato Dojo and train with James, just like I did a week ago. Still in Naha for a week so I hope you will release episode 2 before I leave : I have so many things to learn from you and i 'd like to benefit from your "tips" ! ^^ With all my respect for your incredible work and pedagogy, Olivier (France/Belgium).
    • Haha! Awesome, right? :-) Thanks Olivier-san, stay tuned for more... and enjoy your stay!
  • Lance velez
    Who are the last two isshin Ryu masters in Okinawa ? Saw an article in passing on FB but can't find it now.
  • Emilio
    The fact that you wear the white belt makes you honor and I believe it is also in the right spirit of our art. I respect you very much. and I hope many Westerners learn from you. I am a 46-year-old beginner, but I hope to continue on the road to karate for a long time. Because I fell in love with this discipline and I hope to learn also the kobudo that fascinates me so much.
  • Claire
    Thanks for sharing these videos and insights, Jesse. Very enjoyable and informative to watch!
    • Thanks! Glad you like them Claire-san!! :-)
  • Shannon Fisher
    Thanks for sharing. Not all of us can get over to see the things that you share.. keep uo the great work.
  • Nadia Fisher
    Thank you for sharing Jesse! These are so amazing and I love how you continuously bring up being humble and not being too attached to your belt. Karate is about the journey not the destination and sometimes that is forgotten in the name of progress.
    • Shannon Fisher
      So true. Way too much emphasis is put on grading. People need to realize that if you’re training you’re learning. That’s the main thing.
    • Thanks Nadia-san. Absolutely! And it never ends :-)
  • Eheh great Jesse ! Last time take a bag to put me in ! I m a good makiwara ! You can contact me on Mojenn, my blog ! You just've to convince my wife and it will be ok. Oh, last think, i m french but makiwaras don't speak so it doesn't matter lol. Seriously continu your good job, i ve had it too my own little blog. See you later.
  • Babu
    Hi Jesse-San, My name is Babu from Cape Town, South Africa and I want to thank you for all your hard work and for sharing it with the rest of us Karate Nerds :-) I have been training on and off since 1999 and have recently gone back to training to push all the way to shodan and start the next part of my Karate journey, during my exploration to understand Karate better I stumble upon your videos and have been hooked every since and hope to have the privilege one day to take part in the Karate Nerd Experience. Thank you Jesse.
  • Shannon Fisher
    Great finish to a great series. Unlucky in the final but well done on making it so far in the tournament. Your kobudo is awesome to watch. Can only hope to achieve a small step to the level you're at. thank you for sharing your experiences. Cheers Shannon
  • Justin
    Sensei Jesse , Wow well done second place ! Enjoyed watching the whole Okinawan series , pity it's the end of it, was looking forward to every episode. Thank you for sharing your experiences I've learnt lots, you're a great martial artist to watch. Can't wait to see what you will be doing next ... hopefully you will be ? Cheers mate
  • What happened to the CR/LF ? hi: My son, now 16, just earned his first dan (wado ryu) this last summer. I plan to have him watch every episode here because you provide some of the two things his training is entirely missing: 1 - an introduction to the history and purpose of karate; and, 2 - an introduction to the idea that karate is karate: that the focus and teaching methods vary by association but the core ideas, purposes, and values do not. Thank you for doing this.
  • Eric
    Just a thought. You should interview Shihan Kiyoshi Arakaki. I wonder why you didn't interview him when you took his seminar in Japan?
    • Amelia begemann
      he probaly has to have surtentet purmission slips to do that
  • Diego Estrella
    Love your videos. I wish I found out about you a lot earlier. love the history and all the info and demonstrations.
    • Amelia begemann
      me too he is such a great guy. he is amazing
  • Amelia begemann
    i love that you travel the world. that must be so exciting for you
  • Amelia begemann
    i am a huge ¨karate nerd¨
  • Peter Lawson
    What journey, thank you for sharing your experience, I like the way you're so passionate about Karate, I would love to attend a seminar with you or even lesson, I enjoyed the way you give a bit of history too ?.
  • Peter Lawson
    Oh and congratulations on getting to the final and a silver medal

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