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Okinawan Shuri-Te Shorin Kai Karate-do

Shobu-ryu Shorin-ryu Karate Club --- American Shobukan ( 米 国 初 武 館 )

Shōrin Kai ( 少 林 海 ) “ocean of pines” or symbolically “the many students of”
Karate Do ( 空 手 道 ) “the way of the empty hand”
Shōrin-ryū ( 少 林 流 ) “pine forest school”, “Shaolin way” or “small forest style”
Shōbūkan  ( 初 武 館 ) “first martial discipline” or “the first warrior style”

SENSEI'S LINEAGE

PROGRAM OUTLINE

KATA, BELTS, SYMBOLS

A BRIEF HISTORY

Shobu-Ryu is a branch of Shorin-Ryu Karate that came into the states via South America and was influenced by early Shotokan as well as borrowing elements from Judo, Jujitsu and, while here in the states, American Karate. (Sho-“first”, Bu-“martial” or literally to block a spear , and Ryu-“school”; so "school of the first warrior"). With my instructor claiming a direct Shuri-Te lineage through master Hohan Soken from his time in Argentina. Focusing on that history we look to get our kata as close as possible to their origins and discover the old masters bunkai.

(Updated August 9, 2015)
-- Prepared by Sensei Tom, - Sandan, 3rd dan Shorin-ryu Karate-do Arkansas

 

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