The following are true stories of the legendary Meitoku Yagi (Dai Sensei). The stories are based on his history found in a privately translated manuscript Dai Sensei’s autobiography, “The Life Drama of the Man – Meitoku”.
by Sean Wong It was 1931. During the time when the United States were in the middle of prohibition and dealing with gangsters like Al Capone, the small island of Okinawa, in the Ryukyu archipelago of Japan, was enjoying their long history of a healthy drinking culture. An area of Naha City, Okinawa called Tsuji, … Continue reading The Making of a True Grit Master
by Sean Wong The year of 1912 marked the end of the Meiji era of Japan and the beginning Taisho. It was also during this time that Japan embarked on an expansion through military conquests. It was during this time that Dai Sensei Yagi Meitoku grew up as a child. Okinawa’s position in the East … Continue reading The Wild Wild West of Naha
By Sean Wong Updated February 25th, 2015 During WWII, Dai Sensei and his family were stationed on Kume Jima (island). This was while sailing ships risked being bombed in the seas that surrounded Okinawa. When Dai Sensei received his orders to transfer from Okinawa to neighbouring island of Kume. He protested stating that sailing the … Continue reading Dai Sensei and the Kume Jima Massacre