Welcome to the Dojo

Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine
Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine, founder of Matsubayashi-ryu

Please note: Tuesday, August 16, class will be held in the public courtyard of the Center for Contmeporoary Art in Rockland (CMCA), on Winter Street.
Classes Thursday, August 18 - Saturday, August 27, will be at the Rockland YMCA as the Pen Bay Y is being maintained.

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.
 

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