“Training in budo requires an iron will and an iron body.” …George Alexander
Okinawa, Japan is the birthplace of Karate. Shorin Ryu Karate is the oldest and most traditional form of this Okinawan martial art. Shorin Ryu is a synthesis of an indigenous Okinawan fighting art called Te (hands) and ancient Chinese martial art traditions which influenced Okinawan martial arts. The Shorin Ryu tradition uses kata or forms handed down from Sokon “Bushi” Matsumura (1797- 1889). This traditional Okinawan karate style flourishes today.