News from Okinawa

First, we want to thank for your support and cooperation in remaining  and working  together for the present and the future of the WMKA. As you all know, the WMKA Dojo Owner License is not a permanent license. You must renew it every year based on the Dojo Owner Agreement. If you don’t renew it, you will lose your license. 

Yasuharu Makishi, Hanshi 10th Dan

“It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing away of former President of WMKA Mr. Yasuharu Makishi, Hanshi 10th Dan on May 31,2013” He was a long time president of WMKA under Soke Takayoshi Nagamine and worked hard until Soke’s Passing away last year.             He was 73-years old, born on November 24, 1939 and passed away on May 31,2013. His funeral service will be conducted on June 2nd, tomorrow from 11:00 am in Naha city. The chief mourner will be Mrs, Aiko Makishi.

WMKA Website Dojo Owner Listing and Licence Renewal

Dear all WMKA and EMKA members, I hope all of you are having success and happiness in your daily lives as well as in your karate life wherever you live. It is close to one year since the passing away of Soke Takayoshi Nagamine on April 25, 2012. It caused great shock and sorrow for all members around the world. Especially, here at Okinawa Headquarters all was completely halted for more than four months. 

Message from President Yoshitaka Taira

Dear all WMKA and EMKA members: Honoring Soke Takayoshi Nagamine and his Legacy Most of you have already enjoyed and been impressed by the Magazine article of Soke Takayoshi Nagamine on Official Karate Website. The magazine article is a successful  co-product of all WMKA & EMKA members around the world. As you can see, the magazine article was coedited by both Mr. Des Chaskelson and Mr. Reece Cummings together with many Dojo Owners and members who contributed their tribute quotes to Soke. I want to express my gratitude from the bottom of my heart to everyone who worked on the magazine article.


Walter E. Rowden, 8th Dan Kyoshi, age 76, of Belleville died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton. George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville. Published in Belleville News-Democrat on October 4, 2012

Announcement for Dojo Owners

To all World Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do Association Dojo Owners: Announcement from Okinawa Headquarters (2) Please enter the secure page and click on the link to the new “Dojo Owner’s News Page” for a very important announcement.