Yasuharu Makishi Sensei, Hanshi, 10th Dan, 1939-2013
Announcement and pictures above from the World Matsubayahi Karate Association, 1 June 2013, Naha Okinawa: "It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing away of Former President of WMKA, Mr. Yasuharu Makishi, Hanshi 10th Dan. He was a long time president of WMKA under Soke Takayoshi Nagamine and worked hard until Soke's passing away last year. He was 73-years old, born on November 24, 1939 and passed away on May 31, 2013."
Makishi Sensei's funeral service took place on 2 June 2013 in Naha City, Okinawa, attended by his loving family, friends, students, and fellow karate practioners. He leaves behind his wife, Aiko Makishi, his children, and grandchildren.
In the last two weeks of his life, he was cared for around the clock by his extended family, including Lara Chamberlain Sensei and Karen Chamberlain. His strength of spirit sustained him until the end, and he made a peaceful passing.
Makishi Sensei performing Kusanku kata
In the days and weeks to follow we will develop this tribute page to Makishi Sensei. We hope you will return to this page to learn more about this extraordinary man.