Master Yagi Meitetsu in Moscow, Russia

moscow-valeriyThe Okinawa Karate Federation is one of Moscow’s largest association dedicated to preserving and passing along Okinawa martial arts in Russia. Headed by Sensei Valeriy Maistrovoy, his association has representatives in throughout Europe visits Okinawa, Japan often.

For 3 days in November (1, 2, and 3) The Okinawa Federation hosted Master Yagi Meitetsu of the Meibukan So Honbu who led a series of authentic Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate for Valeriy Sensei’s association.

The exchange of knowledge was well received by all groups with over 120 participants over the 3 days. Master Yagi’s visit strengthened the relationship between Russia and Okinawa. The Meibukan So Honbu is looking forward to a continued mutually benefiting relationship.