The leaders of the 4 historically significant associations in Okinawa recently had a meeting under the Okinawa Dentou Karate-Dou Shinkoukai banner to discuss the future of Okinawa Karate. Although they are presidents of their own respective associations, they all shared the vice-presidency for the Shinkoukai. In the next several months, their associations will follow their own democratic procedures to see if these individuals will serve yet another term. Like with every multi-group association, they didn’t see eye to eye on everything put always put the future of Okinawa karate first. As a collective, this current group has had a productive working relationship.