About the EMKA and this web site
This is the official website of the European
Matsubayashi-ryu (Shorin-ryu) Karate-do Association
(EMKA). The EMKA is a member organisation of the WMKA,
where the EMKA accepts dojos and members from Europe, the
Middle East and Africa. The WMKA is the world organisation
of the style founded by O'Sensei Nagamine Shoshin, with
regional chapters and directly affiliated dojos.
Soke Nagamine Takayoshi, son of O'Sensei Nagamine
Shoshin, requested the creation of the EMKA in 2005.
Kaicho Taira Yoshitaka (Hanshi 10th Dan) is the current
president of the organisation, and succeeded Soke Nagamine
Takayoshi after his death.
Kyoshi Ole-Bjørn Tuftedal, 7th Dan, direct student of
Soke Nagamine, is the official representative of the WMKA
in Europe and chairman of the EMKA.
The main Okinawan newspaper, The Okinawa Times, carried
with Kyoshi Tuftedal about karate in Norway and the
EMKA in August 2017.
We are working to expand the web presence and making this
site more useful. Updates will come regularly.
The EMKA web site is created exclusively with the help
of free and open software, including: