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From the WMKA headquarters in Okinawa

Memorial Monument Unveiling & Celebration for Founder Shoshin Nagamine and World Seminar in Naha 2020.

See this document for more information about the programme, dates and locations for this great event announced by President Taira in January.

New year greetings 2019 from President Yoshitaka Taira, Hanshi

In his message President Taira announces the erection of a memorial monument for our Founder O'Sensei Nagamine Shoshin and a new WMKA world seminar in October-November 2020, as well as other news. Read his full message here and additional information here.

Changes in the contact procedure with Okinawa

The procedure has been improved. We welcome back our old friend Mr. Riki Nomura, the former WMKA overseas manager, to again be the international point of contact.

Please check the "Dojo Owners' News Page" at the WMKA web site for details.

Our overseas manager Riki Nomura-san resigns

Due to health problems he resigned at the General Meeting on May 24. Nomura-san has been an important and helpful link between Okinawa and us. It was always a pleasure to work with him, and his deep cultural knowledge and interests made it extra stimulating to meet him. See the thank you letter from Normura-san.

Manabu Kinjo-san was elected new overseas manager at the same meeting.We welcome him and look forward to cooperating with him.

New years greetings from President Taira 2015

Find the text here and an explanation of the zodiac here.

Newsletter from Naha December 2015

Nomura-san, the overseas manager of the WMKA has again written a very interesting newsletter, this time covering the recent world seminar in Okinawa. Find the text and pictures here. Here you may find quotes from some of the participants.

European seminars 2018

Seminar with Arakaki Toshimitsu, Hanshi 10th Dan, in Germany in May.

Seminar with Ole-Bjørn Tuftedal, Kyoshi 7th Dan, in Ireland in June-July.

The annual European Taikai in Madrid in October.

Other news

World seminar 2014 in Okinawa

A new world seminar was arranged October 31 to November 2, 2014 in Naha, Okinawa!

Please see the Seminars page for more information.

Newsletters from Naha 2013

Nomura-san, the overseas manager of the WMKA has again written a very interesting newsletter, this time covering the last six months of 2013 in Naha, Okinawa. Find the text and pictures here.

Thanks a lot to Nomura San for sending us an interesting and informative newsletter covering the first half of 2013 seen from Naha. Please click here for the full text and pictures.

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing away of the Former President of WMKA Mr. Makishi Yasuharu, Hanshi 10th Dan on May 31, 2013.

He was a long time president of the WMKA under Soke Nagamine Takayoshi 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 from 11:00 am in Naha city. The chief mourner will be Mrs, Aiko Makishi.

Letter from President Taira November 2011

A letter of gratitude from President Taira Yoshitaka to all EMKA and WMKA members November 29.

At the General Conference of June 9, 2012, the Association President System was adapted, and the executive members are:

1. Kaicho (President): Yoshitaka Taira (Hanshi 10th Dan)
2. Fuku-Kaicho (Vice President): Toshimitsu Arakaki (Hanshi 10th Dan)
3. Rijicho (Chairman of Board): Iwao Tome (Hanshi 9th Dan)
4. Overseas Manager: Riki Nomura (3rd Dan)
5. Secretary: Masato Nagamine (5th Dan)
6. Accountant: Mayumi Horikawa (5th Dan)
Please find the original announcement here.

It is with great sorrow that we announce the  sudden and untimely death of Soke Nagamine Takayoshi on April 25, 2012.

A report from Soke's last seminar in Ireland.

New dojos

The Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do Dojo of Steve Woolston in Eastbourne.
One more dojo in Germany, Jeanette Prescher in Osteel.
One more dojo in Germany, Guido Engels in Viersen.
One more dojo in Germany, Helmut Steeg in Willich.
One more dojo in Ireland, Martin O'Malley in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

New web pages

Please visit Helmut Steeg Sensei's updated web page (new address).
Please visit Kyoshi Camani's updated web page (new address).
Please visit Heinz Teßner Sensei's updated web page (new address).
Please visit Anthony Whelan Sensei's new blog.
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