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President Yoshitaka Taira visted Hawaii

The Okinawa Prefectural Government is planing to build the Karatedo Kaikan, Karate Hall (tentative name), starting this year and open it next year. The location will be in the neighboring castle ruin in Tomigusuku city, which is about 1.7 km from the current Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts.

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A New Year’s Greeting from Okinawa

Dear WMKA members around the world, A Happy New Year to everyone around the world.  I pray for you the best in 2014 wherever you live. As we all know, we had very sad news for the past two consecutive years. They were the most severe hardships for us since the starting of the WMKA in 1960’s. To overcome this difficult situation, we have been working together hand to hand and heart to heart.

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News from Okinawa; December 10, 2013

Dear WMKA Members around the world, Below is a list of the karate practice trips to Okinawa from overseas including that of mainland Japan from August to November, 2013. Dan Promotion TestsWe had four dan promotion tests; three of them were for overseas participants and one was for the annual Autumn test in Okinawa.

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World WMKA Seminars Outside of Okinawa from August-November, 2013

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.

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Karate-Do Seminars Overseas from Okinawa

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.

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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. 

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Nagamine Karate Dojo, the birth place of the WMKA. You can see the Grand Master 1st Soke Shoshin Nagamine with “心其正先First purify your mind and手先無手空There is no first attack in karate” on both sides on the front wall.

News from Okinawa

It has been more than one year since the passing away of Soke Takayoshi Nagamine on April 25, 2012. We know you all miss Soke Takayoshi Nagamine together with his vigorous loud voice and his childlike smile. Nobody and nothing can fill his vacancy. Althought we have to mourn for Soke Takayoshi Nagamine for many more years we must continue to work hard and spread his legacy around the world without him. Soke might say “Hi guys- why are you so quiet ? Are you sleeping ? Wake up and move on forwards !” I think you have all done a great job and it would have made Soke very happy. This is because all previous dojoowners except two (one left and the other we were unable to contact due a mailing address change) remain inWMKA. We also have five new dojo owners of which four are current WMKA members and one is a new member. I think Soke would say in his supernatural spiritual body: “ Thank you everybody. I am glad you didn’t forget me.  Show me you can do without me !”. Since you can’t hear from Soke, nor have much news from Okinawa, I want to post miscellaneous news from Okinawa once in a while as the overseas manager. It may not be big news, but I hope you will get some information about Okinawa. Dan Promotion Test on May 31, 2013. We had a Dan promotion test at the Nagamine Dojo. Usually we have dan promotion tests twice a year in […]

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