International Meibukan Goju-Ryu Karate-do Association

Upcoming Events

June 5th-9th Portugal Sensei Ricardo Leite email:
July 3rd-7th Canada -Guelph, Ontario Souke Yagi’s 80th Birthday Celebrations – Kyoshi Mark Matthews Email:
October 3rd-6th Chile – Sensei Adrian Sepulveda Email:
November 20th to 25th Okinawa IMGKA Event

Souke Meitatsu Yagi’s 80th Birthday Celebrations:

July 3rd – Cambridge Martial Arts Academy – Cambridge ON Canada
Please email Renshi Brian Thomas directly to reserve your training spot

July 4th– Kitchener Waterloo Meibukan Karate Dojo – Waterloo, ON Canada
Please email Sensei Kao Saechao directly to reserve your training spot

July 5-7th Weekend – Guelph, Ontario Canada
July 5th – Dojo Director’s training and meeting- only dojo directors please contact Kyoshi Mark Matthews to confirm your attendance.
July 6th and 7th – Seminars, Banquet email Kyoshi Mark Matthews for the weekend Activities.

End of Weekend Birthday BBQ and Swim
Sunday July 7 – 5:30pm – 9pm – Hosted by Chuck
Location – 1023 Maple Manor Rd, Cambridge, ON
Please email Kao Sensei to confirm you are coming to the BBQ:

July 9th – Budokan Karate Dojo – Brantford, ON
Email Kyoshi Ken Trebilcock to reserve your spot

Sensei Yagi - Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu Karate Master

Allow me to express my deepest and most sincere welcome to the International Meibu-Kan Gojyu-Ryu Karate-Do Association. Our door is “open to everybody”, so that anyone who wants to learn our style, even a single person, can join our karate family. Allow me to also convey some thoughts about Okinawan Karate and Meibu-Kan Karate.

While many people think and believe that Karate is a “fighting art”, Okinawan Karate has always been a “self defense art”. While some teachers in some parts of the world teach “how to fight”, we teach “how not to fight”. In case one is faced with an unavoidable fight others teach “how to win”, but we teach “how not to lose”. If you take a close look at each of our kata, you will realize that there is no one kata which can be characterized as an “attacking technique”. Each of the kata starts with a “blocking technique” first.

These facts speak about the karate heritage of Okinawa, from centuries ago to now. Let me share a wisdom imparted to us from GRAND MASTER MEITOKU YAGI when he said, “do not put your main purpose in mastering the Karate techniques themselves, you should instead study the way of life through Karate”. Remember that this is the final goal that we should all strive to reach.

Sincerely yours,
Meitatsu YAGI