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  2012 THE ORDER FOR MASTERS OF THE OKIKUKAI ASSOCIATION  
  2010 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE OKIKUKAI ASSOCIATION  
  2010 KARATE SYMPOSIUM OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE  


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THE ORDER FOR MASTERS OF
THE OKINAWA KARATE-DO ASSOCIATION
OKINAWA (25th February 2012)

At 25th Feb. 2012, celebration party was held to honor Master Tomoyose Ryuko for receiving "THE ORDER OF RISING SUN" (gold medal with silver rays) and Master Takamiyagi Shigeru for being pronounced as the "THE PERSON OF CULTURAL MERIT" in Okinawa prefecture.

Master Tomoyose Ryuko (left) & Master Takamiyagi Shigeru (right)

Around 190 people gathered to show respect and love to these two great KARATE Masters. The contribution that Sensei Tomoyose Ryuko and Sensei Takamiyagi Shigeru had in spreading and development of KARATE in world was extraordinary. Thus it goes well beyond the style of karate that they practice (UECHI-RYU). To prove that fact, Masters Morio Higaonna (GOJU-RYU), Zenpo Shimabukuro and Kiyuna Choko (SHORIN-RYU), Shinzato Katsukiho (MATSUBAYASHI-RYU), were present among the other well known KARATE Masters.

We hope that Masters Tomoyose Ryuko and Takamiyagi Shigeru will live long and continue to spread the his positive energy and knowledge and continue to be great inspiration of thousands and thousands of Karatekas around the globe.

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ANNUAL MEETING OF
THE OKINAWA KARATE-DO ASSOCIATION
OKINAWA (11th April 2010)

On the 11th April 2010 (Sunday), Okikukai Annual Meeting was held from 6:00 PM, at the hall "Sowa" in Okinawa City. After the greeting speech of President Mr. Asato Nobuhide, members entered the discussion on 2009 fiscal year measures. Discussion was considering, achievement reports, statement of accounts, auditing reports on fiscal year of 2009.

The plans and budget for 2010, were presented and unanimously approved by all members of association.

(From the left) Mr. Machida Soukei, Kyoshi 7 Dan (Vice-President), Mr. Matsushima Yoshiharu, Kyoshi 7 Dan, (Chieff Director), Mr. Asato Nobuhide, Hanshi 9 Dan, (the President) & Mr. Tobaru Keicho, Kyoshi 8 Dan (Vice-President)

On this annual meeting, new officials were unanimously reelected. As members of the executive board, the following members were elected:

  The President: Mr. Tsutomu Nakahodo (Hanshi 10. Dan)
  The Chieff Director: Mr. Uechi Sakake (Shihan 5 Dan)
  The Vice-Presidents: Mr. Yamashiro Hirokuni (Kyoshi 8 Dan) &
Mr. Arakaki Takashi (Kyoshi 7 Dan)
  The Auditors: Mr. Nakazato Yoshimitsu &
Mr. Kinjo Kazu
 
New elected officials: Mr. Nakahodo Tsutomu, Hanshi 10. Dan, the President (left) Mr. Yamashiro Hirokuni,
Kyoshi 8 Dan, Vice-President (in middle) & Mr. Arakaki Takashi, Kyoshi 7 Dan, Vice-President (right)

After the Annual Meeting, celebration party was opened with speech by new elected president Mr. Nakahodo Tsutomu, after which Honorary President Mr. Tomoyose proposed the toast.

During the dinner, after speech of Okikukai Advisor Mr. TAKAMIYAGI Shigeru, his retenation of post of chief director of The Society For The Promotion of Traditional Karate-Do, was officially announced by the president Mr. NAKAMA Hirokazu.

(Left) Speach of the Honorary President Mr. Tomoyose Ryuko (Hanshi 10 Dan); (right) Speach of the Mr. Takamiyagi Shigeru (Hanshi 10 Dan), Adviser of the Okikukai

New elected Vice-President Mr. Yamashiro sent the message that "OKIKUKAI is gathered based on friendship, so we should all get on in friendly spirit", while Mr. Arakaki expressed his wish "to work hard with everybody’s support."

An Advisor Mr. Yonamine Kosuke (Hanshi 9 Dan), closed the party with words of appreciation to former board of executive and the President Mr. Asato, as well as the words of hope for up-and-coming officials.

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KARATE SYMPOSIUM OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE
ON "MEIO" UNIVERSITY
OKINAWA, NAGO-CITY (28th March 2010)

Okinawa, a birthplace of the art of karate, was, on 28th March 2010, a venue for a symposium on karate, which can be considered as historic, as it was the first time that this noble martial art was debated about at the academic level. The symposium host was the 'MEIO' University in City of Nago, which, from April this year, will, from private ownership, be taken over by the state.

Lectures at the symposium were delivered by: Eemeritus prof. Mr. Takamiyagi Shigeru, Hanshi 10 Dan (OKIKUKAI); Mr. Konayashi Takayuki, culturologist and socio-anthropologist (SHOTOKAN); Mr. Nohara Koei, master of sport arts of the "VASEDA" University (SHORIN-RYU); Emeritus prof. Mr. Nakamura Kan, socio-psychologist, and Emeritus prof. Mr. Shinyato Katsuhiko (MATSUBAYASHI).

Eemeritus professor Takamiyagi Shigeru, Hanshi 10 Dan, during expose

The following topics were covered during the symposium:

— The History and Present of the Okinawa Karate-do,

— The Identity of Karate on Okinawa, and

— The Building of Personality by Practicing Okinawa Karate.

The symposium was attended by some 150 officials among whom were: Senaha Eiki PhD, the Dean of the "MEIO" University, Tomoyose Ryuko, Hanshi 10 Dan, declared as "National heritage of Okinawa", Inada Hiroshi, Hanshi 10 Dan; Nakahodo Tsutomu, Hanshi 10 Dan; and Yonamine Kosuke, Hanshi 9 Dan.

(from left) Senaha Eiki, PhD, TOMOYOSE Ryuko, Inada Hiroshi, Nakahodo Tsutomu & Yonamine Kosuke

The symposium was followed by an official dinner party which was complemented by ENBUKAI of the specificities of the UECHI-RYU system performed by members of the OKIKUKAI CHATAN DOJO, AGEDA DOJO and Mr Yamasaki Vukelic Hisashi Mihailo, a member of the OKIKUKAI SERBIA HOMBU (attending master studies at the "MEIO" University).

This recent symposium is the evidence of a high-level development of OKINAWA KARATE-DO in both practical and theoretical aspects.

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