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Grandmaster Meitoku Yagi
March 6, 1912 - February 7th, 2003

A Brief Biography of Meitoku Yagi, Hanshi, Judan

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 Advisor, All Okinawa Karate-do Federation
 Honorary Chairman, Okinawa Karate-do Goju Kai
 Honorary Chairman, Goju Ryu Meibukai
 Elder Authority, Okinawa Prefecture Karate-do Federation

- March 6th, 45th Year of Meiji (1912): Born Kome, Naha City
- February 4th, 2nd Year of Showa(1927): began training with Grandmaster Chojun Miyagi
- March, 7th Year of Showa(1932): graduated from Prefecture 2nd High School
- July, 9th year of Showa(1934): finished the tour of duty from the 23rd Company of the Capital Infantry
- August, 9th Year of Showa(1934): started working at water plant of Naha City
- June, 10th Year of Showa(1935): started working at the pharmacy of "San Hing Tong" Hospital
- December 13th, 11th Year of Showa(1936): started working at "Ming Chu" Mining in Taiwan; started training in Taiwan Kungfu.
- July, 13th Year of Showa(1938): started position in the Prefecture's Police Department
- from October, 26th Year of Showa(1951): started positions as officer, superintendent and Director at the Ryukyu Custom Office
- 27th Year of Showa(1952): opened dojo
- 31st Year of Showa(1956): selected as Chairman of the newly established Okinawa Karate-do Goju Kai
- 47th Year of Showa(1972): retired from the Public Service
- 50th and 54th Year of Showa(1975 & 1979): Consultant of All Okinawa Karate-do Federation
- 54th and 57th Year of Showa(1979 & 1982): Chairman of All Okinawa Karate-do Federation

Advisor and Honorary Chairman of Okinawa Karate-do Goju Kai
Honorary Chairman of Goju Ryu Meibukai
Honorary Chairman of Cheng Family Clan in Okinawa
- April, 61st Year of Showa(1986): Fourth Order of Merit from the Emperor Hirohito
- November, 4th Year of Heisei(1992): Invited to demonstrated Karate at the reopening of the Shuri Castle
- February, 5th Year of Heisei(1993) : recipient of the 1st Okinawan Karate-do award
- August, 9th Year of Heisei(1997): Recognised as Okinawa Prefecture's Intangible Cultural Asset

Current Residence: Naha Cit, Kume 2-20-21

Translated by Poon Chan February 14th 2000

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