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AUSTRALIA & LOCAL NEWS

  • NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
  • SEPTEMBER 2008
    • 8th: Website established
  • OCTOBER 2008
    • 25th: Black belt (shodan) testing
    • 25th: Ryan Blanch, Simon Jones and Dean Whitlam successfully passed grading and were promoted to Shodan (1st Dan) byJohn Carlyle Sensei with assistance from Reece Cummings, Greg Round, Shayne Jennings, Rebecca Sheather. Make sure you give your congratulations to the new Shodans!
    • 26th: New website layout and content constructed
  • MARCH 2009
    • 31st: New Dojo Branch opened in the ACT.
  • OCTOBER 2009
    • 18th: Canberra Dojo now open on Sundays 10.00am to 11.30am
  • NOVEMBER 2009
    • 1st: Public Seminar in Canberra at Hall Markets by the Canberra Dojo
    • 18th to 25th: Soke Takayoshi Nagamine, Hanshisei, 10th Dan visits the MKAA as well as a seminar is being organised.
      - 21st: Soke Nagamine conducts a public seminar.
  • APRIL 2010
    • 19th: New website layout, content published
  • MAY 2010
    • Reece Cummings Sensei travels to Naha City, Okinawa, Japan to stay and train with Takayoshi Nagamine Soke for two weeks.
  • JUNE 2010
    • 19th-20th: John Carlyle Sensei visits the Canberra dojo to conduct a training session at Reece Cummings Sensei's dojo for the other Karate dojo in Canberra on the 19th and then a grading for the KMKD on the 20th.
    • 20th: Canberra Dojo had a grading conducted by Carlyle Sensei. Congratulations to everyone who passed.
    • 29th: Wingham, Taree & Harrington Dojo conducted a combined dojo grading at the Taree dojo. Congratulations to everyone who passed.
  • AUGUST 2010
    • 1st: Canberra dojo (KMKD) will be conducting their second public seminar at the Hall Markets in the ACT.
    • 12th: Budo Camp ran by Jason Ballard Shidoshi (Kanpeki Do) with local Canberra Martial Arts School over Fri, Sat, Sun with training in martial arts from the Dojo Instructors, lessons on meditation & zazen, and general socailising. Reece Cummings Sensei, Alexis Satre & Alex Ford of the KMKD participated.
  • OCTOBER 2010
    • 1st: Article on Reece Cummings Sensei's visit to Okinawa, Japan in May 2010 was published in the October edition of the Blitz Martial Arts Magazine. You can view the article here
    • 10th: The Kodokan Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate Dojo opens its fully-dedicated Karate Dojo at Unit 6B, 1-3 Tooth St, Mitchell, ACT, 2911 at 10.00am for it's first lesson.
  • NOVEMBER 2010
    • John Carlyle Sensei, Rebecca Sheather Sensei and Vanessa Porter visit Okinawa for the Commemorative festival for Shoshin Nagamine Osensei and the Honbu dojo. The Australian contingent participated in all training sessions and seminars. Congratulations to Rebecca Sheather Sensei on being promoted to 3rd Dan.
    • Canberra dojo (KMKD) conducts their end of year grading for 2010. Congratulations to all those who passed.
  • DECEMBER 2010
    • 2nd: Elizabeth Worth & Vanessa successfully grade to Shodan (1st Dan). The grading panel consisted of: John Carlyle Sensei (Godan), Reece Cummings Sensei (Sandan), Rebecca Sheather Sensei (Sandan), Greg Round (Nidan), Shayne Jennings (Nidan), Ryan Blanch (Shodan) and Simon Jones (Shodan). Click here for a photo.
  • OCTOBER 2011
    • 3rd - 5th : Soke Nagamine conducted training at the NSW dojo focusing on fundamentals, and both bunkai 'out look' and bunkai for application.
    • 6th: Soke Nagamine & Sensei Carlyle conduct yudansha gradings. Congratulations to the new Shodans: Ben Hay, Liz Rees & Graeme Bingham, the new Nidans: Ryan Blanch & Simon Jons and the new Sandans: Greg Round & Shayne Jennings.
    • 8th: Soke Nagamine conducted an Open Styles Seminar in Canberra.
    • 9th: Soke Nagamine conducted training at the Kodokan dojo in Canberra.

WORLD-WIDE & OTHER NEWS

  • OCTOBER 2008
    • Takayoshi Nagamine Soke (formally Hanshi, 9th Dan) was announced to have been promoted to Hanshisei, 10th Dan.
  • NOVEMBER 2010
    • Commemorative festival for Shoshin NagamineOsensei and the founding of Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do will be held in Okinawa, Japan.
    • Congratulations go to Yasuharu Makishi Sensei, Yoshitaka Taira Sensei and Toshimitsu Arakaki Sensei on being promoted to Hanshi, 10th Dan. Also to Higa Sensei and Shinjo Senseion being promoted to 9th Dan.
    • Congratulations also to all other Matsubayashi-Ryu karateka and sensei from around the world who were promoted at the Commemorative festival, especially Fred Christian Sensei on being promoted to Kyoshi, 8th Dan.
  • APRIL 2012
    • We are sad to announce that Soke Takayoshi Nagamine, Hanshisei 10th Dan and second generation headmaster of Matsubayashi-ryu has passed away.
  • JUNE 2012
    • Sensei Yoshitaka Taira, Hanshi 10th Dan, is elected as President of the WMKA, and Sensei Toshimitsu Arakaki as Vice-President.