"Each year, we highlight a different country, their martial arts and their important influence. In this inaugural year, the 2011 Origins International Martial Arts Festival recognizes Japan and Okinawa for their rich cultural heritage that they have shared with the world!"The event will host workshops and demonstrations by one of our favorite katana masters, Samurai Swordsmanship author Masayuki Shimabukuro. Black Belt will be there giving away magazines and hosting a book signing with Masayuki Shimabukuro between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. So come by and say hi!