Welcome to the official website of the World Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-Do Association (TM). The art of Matsubayashi-Ryu was founded in 1947 by O'Sensei Shoshin Nagamine. The WMKA was established by him to preserve and perpetuate the art. It has branches throughout the world. As his father's successor, Soke Takayoshi Nagamine dedicated himself to preserving his father's teachings and the legacy of Matsubayashi-Ryu. After the recent loss of Soke Nagamine, the WMKA board elected Yoshitaka Taira, Hanshi, to serve as the current WMKA President.
Yoshitaka Taira, Hanshi, 10th Dan
November 24, 1939- May 31,2013
In Memory of Former Long Time President of the WMKA
Mr. Yasuharu Makishi, Hanshi 10th Dan
IN MEMORY OF
SOKE TAKAYOSHI NAGAMINE
10TH DAN HANSHISEI
AUGUST 12, 1945- APRIL 25, 2012
"I hope that you enjoy your stay here. The strength of our art is measured by the hard work, character and commitment of our members".
Soke Takayoshi Nagamine,10th Dan Hanshisei
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"Mazu Sono Kokoro Wo Tadase"
First purify your mind.
"Karate Ni Sente Nashi"
There is no first attack in Karate.
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