Announcement from Okinawa
Dojo Owner License Renewal for 2023
Dear WMKA Dojo Owners around the world,
We hope you are spending everyday life in good health in your country. The Covid-19 virus is still troubling many people around the world. However, it seems that the people and their societies have started many activities to overcome the influence by Covid-19 (except for China). We hosted two World Events in Okinawa from August to November 2022. We had welcomed 17 participants from outside Okinawa at the “Annual Autumn Dan Evaluation test 2022” on November 20th. We strongly hope the world will have a clear dawn without Covid-19 in 2023.
We would like to ask you to ““Renew your Dojo Owner License for 2023” (for those whose Dojo Owner Licenses have expiration dates ending on December 31st 2022). Though we had exempted annual fees for 2021 and 2022, we want to burden you with it for 2023. As we didn’t set the payment deadline, please be ready to cooperate with Okinawa for 2023. Since starting “The Multiple Year Renewal” in 2015, about 60% of the dojo owners are adopting it currently and 40% are keeping the “Single Year Renewal” every year. I assume some dojo owners who didn’t have a Dan evaluation test between 2020 to 2022 had no payment for Okinawa since 2019. Therefore, you may not know that we had set up a Paypal payment system to president Taira in 2021.
Please check “News From Okinawa: New Payment Method for Dojo Owners” Posted on November 27, 2021 This is good news for WMKA Dojo Owners! You can now submit payments directly to the WMKA/President Taira Bank account through PayPal. We also want you to use the “World Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-Do Association Request for Dojo License Renewal and Acquisition (Rev.3) as your renewal application.
We wish for you to avoid handwritten letters so as not to trouble our paperwork in Okinawa.
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2023 to all of you and the people around the world!
WMKA Okinawa Headquarters