The WMKA (World Matsubayashi-ryu Karatedo Association) is scheduled to start construction of a memorial monument for O’Sensei Shoshin Nagamine, the founder of Matsubayashi-ryu, this September in Okinawa. The public unveiling of the monument was originally scheduled for November but has been cancelled until a future time due to the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic. As seen in the above commemorative video they had earlier held a worldwide virtual event and memorial tribute to Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine in December. This impressive virtual event included over 350 participants, on 275 Zoom links, spanning 18 countries, across five continents.
The Construction of the Memorial Monument will start in September as we had planned and will be completed by the end of October this year. After the construction work is finished, a Consecration Ceremony for the Monument will be performed by a few attendees from Okinawa General Headquarters. We still plan to hold a Commemorative Ceremony for the monument honoring Founder Shoshin Nagamine in due time after the Covid-19 pandemic is under control around the world.– President Yoshitaka Taira, World Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do Association
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