Karate master promotes the martial art in North America and Europe

Karate master promotes the martial art in North America and Europe

On December 28, at the Ryukyu Shimpo Office in Naha, the chairman of the International Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu Karate-Do Association, Akihito Yagi, reported on his activities coaching Okinawan karate in about ten countries.


December 31, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 28, Akihito Yagi, the chairman of the International Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu Karate-Do Association, visited the Ryukyu Shimpo Office in Ameku, Naha. Yagi reported that on his trip he taught and promoted Okinawan karate in about ten countries in North America and Europe. He said that by promoting authentic Okinawan karate to the world, he wants to uphold the traditions that he has inherited from his masters. From June to December 2012, Yagi traveled around his various overseas dojo. Training students ranging from beginner children to black belt holders, he offered special classes at local schools and appeared on television to promote Okinawan culture. “I want to uphold the traditions of karate, which is part of the cultural legacy that we should be proud of, and pass them on to the next generation,” said Yagi.

(English translation by T&CT, Lima Tokumori and Mark Ealey)

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