Two well-respected Karateka served as leaders of the Naha City Assembly.
Nagamine Shōshin, founder of Matsubayashi(Shorin)-ryu, served as Vice-chairman of the Naha City Assembly (1954/10 – 1955/08; 1955/11 – 1957/06).
Higa Yūchoku of Kobayashi(Shorin)-ryu served as chairman of the Naha City Assembly (1972/06 – 1973/08; 1973/08 – 1977/08).
Naha Shigikai Shi. Dai Ichi Maki, Tsūshi Hen. Naha Shigikai no ayumi (Following the Footsteps of the Naha City Assembly). 2011. 那覇市議会史。第 1 巻、通史編。那覇市議会の歩み。平成 23 年（2011 年）。
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