Shorinryu Karate School
was established in 1990 as a means of promoting original
Chibana-style Shorin-ryu karate-do and Ryukyu kobudo. We
teach an authentic form of martial art passed down from
generation to generation, as opposed to sport or tournament
Okinawan karate is noted for its emphasis on strict
discipline in the dojo, rigorous training, and excellence in
basic techniques. Okinawan karate masters believe that it is
better to learn one technique well than to learn 100 poorly.
Shorin-ryu karate uses approximately 85% hand and 15% foot
techniques, in addition to many grappling maneuvers and
sweeping take-down moves.
Practicing and studying the art of karate-do is an excellent
way for a person to improve both physically and mentally.
Through consistent and patient training, individuals are
able to improve flexibility, coordination, strength, and
reflexes, and also sharpen their mind. Karate-do training
has proven itself as a foundation in helping build a
The essence of orthodox Okinawan
karate-do, as expressed by the Okinawa Karate-do
sensei, who is the president of the North American branch: "Okinawan
karate is not based on winning - it is based on not
losing." Training then becomes its own reward with the idea
that Okinawan karate is for everyone, not just for those who
are competitive. Women, children, and older people benefit
from the systematic methods as employed by our black belts.
Benefits of Karate-do
from Qualified Instructors