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A brief history of Okinawa shorin ryu shorinkan karatedo

Okinawa Shorin ryu (kobayashi ryu) karate was founded by the late Master Choshin Chibana, and was passed down to  Shugoro Nakazato. In Okinawa Shorin ryu shorinkan karatedo has a longest history among other karate schools. The pedigree of shorin ryu karate can be dated back as early as the golden days of "shaolin Temple" in China. The modern day shorin ryu system is characterised by the speed, power and agility in both offense and defense techniques, mentally through the training of karate is a healthy and fruitful way to cultivate morality, compassion and self discipline. Karate is the right way to maintain and preserve health and promote a happy life.

What do we teach?

We teach traditional karate that has been in existence for more than 200 years. The concepts and techniques that we teach and train in are as valid today as they were when they first came into existence. The curriculum is designed to be practical and functional and yet develop the character traits we all aspire to.

Why do we train ?

We teach and train in the traditional arts because we understand the value to today's society. The lessons that we learn in the dojo enable us  to become more physically fit, emotionally balanced and intellectually aware and alert. We also are propagating an art that's in danger of extinction unless we share its benifits and secrets with the modern world.

What we teach

Okinawan Kobayashi Shorin ryu karate and Kobudo  - Japanese Renbukai karatedo

Dojo sites:
Sri Lanka: Galle,Matara,Alutgama,Deniyaya,Badulla,Passara and Colombo
India: Chennai(7), Andra Pradesh(1), Banglore(50 dojos) and Mysoore(5)
Nepal: Kathamandu(1)

About Grand Master
Shugoro Nakazato Sensei described as a "one-punch" artist by some of his American Students, he has developed his karate sparring to a fine art, and his many demos on the japanese mainland , as well as abroad, attest to his popularity. But his greatest claim to fame is his many well known students in the USA, including Tadashi Yamashita who thought nunchaku techniques to the late Bruce Lee. Shugoro Nakazato was born in Naha city on Aug. 14, 1919, he began his study of karate at the age of 16. He has karate dojo branches in USA, Australia, Denmark, U.K, South Africa, France, Jordan, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Bolvia, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Sri Lanka, India and Nepal.

Shorinryu Shorinkan Hombu Dojo


Okinawa Karate Shorin Ryu Shorinkan South Asia (FOKSSA). 56/B2 Pirivena Road, Boralasgamuwa, Sri Lanka.
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