News from Okinawa…

For those newer students or interested observers who may not know… we are very lucky to have authentic (and current) information direct from the very origins of our style. Okikukai is our organization of allegiance on the island in Okinawa. These are the Master Instructors your teachers look to about the art you are learning. These are the folks your teachers visit when they travel to Okinawa. We thank them for their perseverance in propegating our karate around the world.

2008’s newly elected officers for Okikukai are as follows;

Okikukai HQ held the first general meeting at HQ Dojo on Apr.13.
They elected the new directors as below;

<President>
Nobuhide Asato / 9thDan

<Vice president>
Keicho Tobaru /8th Dan/Awase Dojo
Katsuji Tamayose/8th Dan/Ginowan Dojo
Soukei Machida/7th Dan/Ageda Dojo

< Chairman of directors>
Yoshiharu Matsushima/7th Dan/Chatan Dojo

<Vice chairman of directors>
Masanori Yonamine/7th Dan/Koza Dojo

<Chief official>
Mitsuo Namihira/4th Dan/Urasoe Dojo

<Auditor>
Shinmatsu Okuhama/8th Dan/Gushikawa Dojo
Hirokuni Yamashiro/7th Dan/Yamashiro Dojo

Officials;

<Vice-Chief Official>
Isamu Ohoshiro
Seiken Nashiro
Yutaka Higa
Yoshinori Kishimoto

<Accountant>
Yutaka Higa
Tsutomu Shikiya

<Official Public Information>
Kazuya Takara

<Official of Public Relations>
Sakae Uechi
Takashi Arakaki
Tsutomu Shikiya
<Manager of Headquarters>
Yoshiharu Mastushima

<Secretary of Dan certification>
Katsuji Tamayose
Hatsuko Machida

<Website Manager>
Mitsuo Namihira
Keisuke Fujimoto

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