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Irish Seminar with Kiyoshi Shinjo sensei, Hanshi, 9th dan Shinjo Kiyoshi Sensei, Hanshi Kudan, travelled to Ireland from August 10th to August 17th, 2013 to present a seminar at the Dojo of Martin O’Malley in Castlebar Co. Mayo and Anthony Whelan and John Killane in Longford town, Co. Longford. This was the first visit of a teacher from Okinawa since the sad and sudden passing of Soke Nagamine in 2012.
1. Karate-Do Seminar with Hanshi Toshimitsu Arakaki 10th dan in Australia Arakaki sensei will be teaching a karate-do seminar in Harrington Australia from October 26 to 30 (five-days) at both Mr. John Carlyle and Mr. Reece Cummings’ Dojos. This will be his first karate-do seminar given overseas, but the second from Okinawa headquarters since the passing away of Soke T. Nagamine (refer to Shinjo sensei’s Ireland visit below). Arakaki sensei will leave Okinawa on October 25th and come back on 31st.
Dear WMKA members, It has been a year and a half since the passing away of Soke Takayoshi Nagamine last year. No one or anything can fill his vacancy and we are still in mourning for his loss. But we have to move forward to admire his honor and legacy.
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.
A very successful weekend of Matsubayashi –Ryu Karate in honor of Soke Nagamine— about 75 attended over 3 days.
“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.
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.
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.
Magazine with photos at: http://issuu.com/officialkaratemag/docs/ok.fall.2012b Full article with quotes from WMKA members at: http://www.officialkaratemag.com/386-2