Shorin-ryu Shorinkan karate schools across the USA & abroad

We are a group of member dojos in the United States that train under the Shorin-ryu Shorinkan Association and teach Traditional Okinawan Shorin-ryu ( Kobayashi-te ). 

Traditional Okinawan Shorin-ryu is taught through teaching & the study of Traditional Kata, also known as forms.  These forms have been handed down from instructor to student for over 400 years.  Sensei Chibana, to quote him would say "Karate is teaching kata we have taken from forefathers without changing it at all".


This system has 15 kata and several weapon kata and drills that are used to teach the art of self defense. The Kata's teach control, conditions the body, teaches timing and creates muscle memory.

To find a Shorinkan Dojo near you email us at obibudo@gmail.com we will be happy to point you in the right direction.