Shorin-ryu Shorinkan karate Association in South Carolina

Shōrin-ryū (少林流) received it name from Sensei Choshin Chibana in 1933 however, the system is much older.  In Okinawa Shorin-ryu is one of the major styles taught and has a world wide following.  The name Shorin-ryu pays respect to the Chinese arts that have enfluenced the system.  Shorin (少林) means "small & Forest", in Japanese& Chinese are used for Shaolin Kung Fu & Ryu simply means "school"
The Okinawans mixed the martial arts of Shaolin Kung Fu with the existing Okinawan fighting systems that existed at the time.

In South Carolina, USA. there are many very good Okinawan Shorin-ryu Shorinkan karate schools ( Martial art schools ) that can teach it in the maner it was intesnded.  These schools belong to the Shorin-ryu Shorinkan Karate assocation and are located in South Carolina.

To be put in contact with a Shorin-ryu Shorinkan Karate School in South Carolina, USA contact Senior Kyoshi Noel Smith at 757-499-4474 or by email at :