International Affiliates of the Hombu Dojo

The Meibukan Hombu Dojo began in 1952 and within 8 years began it’s worldwide growth of affiliate dojos. During his life its founder, Yagi Meitoku – Dai Sensei, appointed a number of representatives. Along with Japanese and Okinawan affiliates, the Meibukan had its first international affiliate in 1960 when Anthony Mirakian of the USA opened North American first school of Okinawan Goju Ryu. Along with Japan, Okinawa, and USA, the Hombu Dojo today also has affiliates in India, Canada, and Australia.


Tadanori Shiki Hanshi Sensei
Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan Representative
Hanshi in Okinawa Karate-Do Goju-Ryu Meibukan, Kendo, and Ju-Jitsu
Recognized Hanshi by the Dai Nippon Butokukai


Anthony Mirakian Hanshi Sensei
United States of America Representative
American Father of Okinawan Goju-Ryu
Founded his school in 1960
Okinawan Karate-Do Academy


Rajesh Thakker Kyoshi Sensei
India Representative
WKF and AIKF Referee
Founder of OMGKA – India in 1984
Honourable Treasurer of the All India Karate Federation


Canadian Meibukan Goju-Ryu Association
President: Mike Bushby Renshi Sensei
Secretary: Not Filled
Treasurer: Bill Fournier

The Hombu Dojo’s representative in Australia is Cristofoli Clemente.
Dojo Address:
21 Camms Road
Cranbourne, Victoria, 3977

Phone: 03 9799 0118

Please Note:
Although Cristofoli Clemente is the official Hombu dojo representative of Meibukan, Kancho Johanes Wong was the first Meibukan practitioner from Australia and is a recognized teacher of Meibukan.

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