Hombu Dojo founder, Yagi Meitoku Dai Sensei, was also one of the founding fathers of the All Okinawa Karate-Do Association. After WWII, the association was created to bring together the Okinawan Karate styles of Goju-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu, and Shorin-Ryu. The association is still alive today with a healthy membership throughout all of Okinawa. On August 29th, 2010, The All Okinawa Karate-Do Association will be hosting a tournament for its members island-wide. Previous podium placements have been Yagi Ippei Sensei, Yagi Ryuhei san, and Yagi Kohei san, son and grandsons of Meibukan Hombu Dojo president, Master Yagi Meitetsu. Meibukan Hombu members have also done well in past events. Although proud of the achievements of his family and Hombu Dojo members, Master Yagi recognized the hard work and dedication of all athletes involved. Medal or no medal, the effort can bring out the best in everyone.
MeibukanHombu.com wishes the members and family of the Meibukan Hombu Dojo good luck. Gambatte Kudasai!