The following are true stories of the legendary Meitoku Yagi (Dai Sensei). The stories are based on his history found in a privately translated manuscript Dai Sensei’s autobiography, “The Life Drama of the Man – Meitoku”.
Meibukan is a branch of Goju-ryu karate. It was created by Meitoku Yagi, a student of Goju-ryu's founder, Chojun Miyagi. Meibukan means "House of the pure-minded warrior."
Yagi opened the first Meibukan dojo in 1952. He was the first student of Miyagi recorded to be given permission. He was given the calligraphy (Oku myo zai ren shin). Yagi is the recognised Menkyo Kaiden of the Goju-ryu style as he was the recipient of Miyagi's gi and obi in 1963.
Meibu-kai karateka practice Goju-ryu kata as well as a set of kata known as the Meibu-ken kata.