Mailing Address and Bank Account Name Change

Dear Dojo Owners around the world, 1.    Mailing address change.  The payment system of WMKA annual fees is working well because of your support and cooperation. But I want to change the mailing address of Okinawa Headquarters from me to Mr. Riki Nomura, overseas manager in Okinawa, as of today.

Final Honbu Dojo Joint Workout (worldwide)

(posted with authorization from WMKA President Yoshitaka Taira) The Hombu Dojo has announced it will be holding the last joint dojo workout on Sunday December 15th at 3pm. It would be wonderful if everyone could attend this historical event but for most of us that is not feasible.

The Last Joint Karate Practice in Nagamine Honbu Dojo

Dear WMKA Dojo Owners,  It is deep regret and sadness that we have to announce “The Last Joint Karate Practice in the Nagamine Honbu Dojo”, which has been arranged for 3pm on December 15, 2013.  The Nagamine family has mentioned that Mr. Bunshiro Nagamine 2nd dan, Soke’s son and an elementary school teacher, is still thinking of continuing the Dojo somehow. However, although we do not have any detailed information about this now, we will post the information regarding this when we have it. This is double shock for us. The first shock was the passing away of Soke last year and now this is the second shock to all WMKA members around the world. We do our best here in Okinawa and also ask that all WMKA members unite and cooperate to overcome the current difficult situation. I think it is our obligation to continue and preserve both Grand Master Shoshin Nagamine’s and 2nd Soke Takayoshi Nagamine’s honor and their legacy for future generations. I sincerely expect to see you and your students in Okinawa to make a success of  “The Memorial karate-Do seminar and exchange demonstration 2014 for Soke Takayoshi Nagamine in Okinawa” next year. I pray for you the best in your every day and karate life in your countries. Sincerely Yours, President Yoshitaka Taira World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Association

Request for Dan Certificates

Dear WMKA & EMKA Dojo Owners I think you are busy and enjoying A Happy New Year.  I pray the best for you in 2013. Everything is well in Okinawa too.

Announcement from Okinawa Headquarters

Dear all WMKA & EMKA Dojo Owners, This year is almost over and you must be very busy reviewing the year and preparing for next year. This year was a very sad and painful year for all of us. We lost Soke Takayoshi Nagamine on April 25, 2012. Soke Nagamine’s personal value and value as a great karate Master was proved and recognized by the magazine article in the famous Official Karate magazine’s November 2012 fall edition. As I stated in my previous message, we need your support and cooperation to preserve and continue his legacy and Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-Do around the world.

Announcement from Okinawa Headquarters

Dear all WMKA Dojo Owners, The London Olympic are over. I hope you all have returned to your normal peaceful everyday life and are pursuing karate practice in your own countries. Four months have passed since the passing away of Soke Takayoshi Nagamine, “the strongest leader and the greatest advertisement symbol of the WMKA”.