The “Okinawa Prefecture Persons of Cultural Merit” for the fiscal year 2020 were announced. Among the 15 personalities is Gōjū-ryū Yagi Meitetsu sensei. A ceremony is scheduled for November 9th.

 Born in 1949 as the son of cultural asset holder Yagi Meitoku sensei, Yagi Meitetsu sensei studied karate under his father. Today, he is the head of the Gōjū-ryū Meibukan Hdqrs. in Kume, Naha City. In the past, he served as the chairman of the Zen Okinawa Karatedō Federation and the Okinawa Karatedō Gōjūkai.

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