Ryuhe Yagi, grandson of Yagi Meitetsu Sensei, competed at the All Okinawa Karate Association Kata tournament this past August and won his division. Young Ryuhe competed in the 7 & 8 year old division to follow the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Yagi Ippei-san.
Other Meibukan winners were Yagi Akihiro who won the Adult division, Shuji Kawakami who won the 13 & 14 year old division, and Oshiro who won the 10 year old division.
Congratulations to all who competed. While the success of winning medals may last for just a short time, the courage and development that one earns from challenges of a tournament lasts forever. Regardless of placement competing makes us all winners.