Old world karate meets new world sports!
Master Yagi Meitetsu is scheduled to teach in August’s WKF event in Okinawa, Japan. This is the first time that the world’s largest modern sports association has been in Okinawa.
This is a controversial move by many of the older Okinawan masters who view sport as the antithesis of tradition Karate values. Yet the popularity of the sporting world cannot be ignored. The pragmatic decision it host the event will bring millions of dollars to Japan’s poorest prefecture and give the masters an audience to promote Traditional Karate.