|Chojun Miyagi sensei...in a keikogi|
Since his passing his research has largely been forgotten; swept away by a tide of claims and counter claims made by individuals and groups who would claim Mr. Miyagi (and his karate) as their own. It's a sad indictment on all concerned, that they have neither the personal integrity nor moral courage to accept ownership of what they are doing today.
|Meitetsu Yagi sensei...and 'that' keikogi again!|
By all means be inspired by some of the things Miyagi sensei achieved, but remember, he was a man first and a karateka second...just like you and me. On this, the 127th anniversary of his birth, it's good to think about him and be grateful for the efforts he made during his lifetime....but that's it!
"People, like sheep, tend to follow a leader - occasionally in the right direction."