Okinawan Shurite Shorin Kai  


Shobu Shorin-Ryu Karate Do

Shobu Shorin-Ryu is a branch of Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate of the Shuri tradition (Shobu - is possibly an early misspelling of Shubukan) with my instructor influenced by Shotokan while here in the states. (alternately, Sho-“first”, Bu-“martial” or literally to block a spear , and Ryu-“school”; so "school of the first warrior"). Shōbū-Ryū ( 初 武 流 ) “first warrior style” a style that strives to stay true to its historical Shuri-te roots, while attempting to teach in the Shitei-ai tradition.

–Thomas Jr., Sensei – Sandan, 3rd dan Shobu Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
I received my shodan in 1986 and my subsequent dans (1990 and 1993) from the Central Valley Shobu-ryu school, from classes provided initially at the Lemoore Naval Air Station, CA under sensei Enrique "Hank" Ybarra - 6th dan. My advancements were recorded in the late 80’s early 90’s while in good standing with the Armed Forces Karate Assoc. and the OSTSK headquartered out of Sasebo Japan.

(Updated August 9, 2019)
-- Prepared by Sensei Tom, - Sandan, 3rd dan Shorin-ryu Karate-do Arkansas


Okinawan Shuri-Te Shorin Kai Karate-do