O’Sensei and Soke Nagamine

Irashai Mase!


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 loss of Soke Nagamine, the WMKA board  elected Yoshitaka Taira, Hanshi, 10th Dan to serve as the current WMKA President.

Yoshitaka Taira, Hanshi, 10th Dan WMKA President

WMKA Executive Board (as of April, 2023)

President: Yoshitaka Taira (Hanshi 10th Dan)
Vice President: Toshimitsu Arakaki (Hanshi 10th Dan)
Chairman of Board: Tetsuo Makishi (Renshi 6thDan)
Secretary: Bunshiro Nagamine (3rd Dan)
Accountant: Mayumi Horikawa (Renshi 6thDan)
Overseas Manager: Daichi Sakamoto (1st Dan)


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Yasuharu Makishi, 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


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 


“Mazu Sono Kokoro Wo Tadase”
First purify your mind.


“Karate Ni Sente Nashi”
There is no first attack in Karate.

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WMKA Overseas Contact:
Foreign Contact (English):
Mr. Daichi Sakamoto (Overseas Manager)
World Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do Association Headquarters (P.O.C.)
E-mail address: okinawa@sti-network.com

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