On the day of karate, October 25th, the 2020 recipients of the “Okinawa Prefecture Award of Merit” were announced. Among the 10 personalities is the chairman of the Okinawa Shōrin-ryū Karatedō Kyōkai and head of the Miyagi Dōjō in Urasoe City, Miyagi Takeshi sensei (85 years old).
 Miyagi sensei, who studied under the late Miyahira Katsuya sensei, the successor to Chibana Chōshin, 1st president of the same association, formed a karate enthusiasts group in 1955 and renamed it Miyagi Dōjō in 1963. Even today, he teaches children and adults three times a week.