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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 ROWDEN

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.

Announcement of New Executive Members of Okinawa Headquarters

(As authorized by Sensei Fred Christian, 8th Dan, Kyoshi) To all World Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do Association Members Announcement of New Executive Members of Okinawa Headquarters Dear all WMKA members, I am sure all members are healthy and pursuing karate practice in your own countries. We all remember as if it was just yesterday that the 2nd Soke Takayoshi Nagamone’s Unbelievable Passing Away on April 25,2012. He was about to leave for Norway and Germany on May 7th, Canada and USA in July and Ireland in August. Soke Nagamine enthusiastically talked and was actively working for World Karate-do Seminar in Okinawa starting from November 3, 2013. We are still shocked and hardly believe of Soke’s sudden passing away. We discussed within all board member meeting what the best way to succeed and preserve the Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do for future generation. We unanimously decided to adapt Association President System instead of Soke System on General Conference on June 9,2012. The new executive Members such as President ,Vice president ,Chairman of board…etc. will be listed on this letter. I think it is our obligation to 1st Soke Shoshin Nagamine and 2nd Soke Takayoshi Nagamine to Discipline 18 Kata and 7 Yakusoku Kumite Correctly together with Spiritual Essence of Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do and pass down to younger generation. Under the present difficult situation, I ask you all World Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do members to stand up together and cooperate to overcome many problems ahead and proceed to bright future of WMKA and EMKA. The new executive members are as follow. […]

75th Anniversary Festival of Matsubayashi-Ryu and the Original Honbu Dojo 13th Anniversary Tribute to  Grand Master Shoshin Nagamine’s Passing

75th Anniversary Festival of Matsubayashi-Ryu and the Original Honbu Dojo 13th Anniversary Tribute to Grand Master Shoshin Nagamine’s Passing The ceremonial celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do and the 13th Memorial Karate-Do demonstration for the late Grand Master Shoshin Nagamine was a large and exciting event. The event was attended by dojo owners and students from all over the world. Attendees included participants from Spain, Norway, England, Ireland, Germany, Okinawa, Japan (mainland), New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Canada and the USA. Many participants attended classes at the Honbu Dojo prior to the main events, and, at times, the Honbu was quite packed with students. On Wednesday afternoon, November 3, 2010,  a Dan grading was given at the Honbu with a panel of high ranking judges from several countries.  Many were promoted to ranks ranging from Shodan to Hachidan levels.