Welcome to the Dojo
|Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine, founder of Matsubayashi-ryu|
At the Rockland Matsubayashi-Ryu Dojo
we practice traditional Okinawan karate-do, Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu, under the direction of Yoshitaka Taira, Hanshi, 10th Dan, president of the World Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-Do Association (WMKA), as it developed around Tomari Village, was passed down from the early Masters and was shaped into a specific style founded by Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine in 1947.
As a dojo associated with the WMKA, we focus on practicing the 18 traditional Kata, fighting techniques through Yakosoku Kumite (choreographed fighting) and Kumite (sparring).
You are welcome to join us at any level.
Please note: Our classtimes have changed. Class is now Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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