Welcome to the Official site of the OKINAWA KARATE DO SHORIN RYU SHORIN KAN KOBUDO FEDERATION OF INDIA.
Our style of Karate the SHORIN-RYU SHORINKAN is one of the oldest most prestigious styles of martial arts in the world. Our SHORIN RYU SHORIN KAN is our Way of Life.
There are currently four major branches of Shorinryu Karate practiced in the world today:
1. Kobayashi Ryu, 2. Shobyashi Ryu 3. Matsubyashi Ryu 4. Matsumura Seito.
SHORIN - RYU SHORIN KAN is a branch of the Kobayashi Shorin - Ryu style of Okinawan Karate, developed by Shugoro Nakazato, Hanshi 10th Dan. He was a student of Choshin Chibana. After Chibana's death in 1969, Shugoro Nakazato assumed the title of Vice President of the Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate-do Association. In November 1975, Shugoro Nakazato resigned from this Association and formed the Okinawa Karate - Do Shorin - Ryu Shorin - kan Association.
Our Karate Rank comes directly from Okinawa Japan and is internationally recognized by Karate practitioners. This means that getting a Black Belt in the Shorinkan from Okinawa Karate Do Shorin Ryu Shorin Kan Kobudo Federation of India will allow a person to train and be recognized as a black belt worldwide.
The Japanese writing on the patch is called Kanji, the small writing on the bottom reads “Shorin-Ryu” which means “Small Pine Style” or “Young Forest Style” and the larger writing above it reads “Shorinkan” which means “Small Pine House” or “Young Forest School”. Karate had its influences from Chinese Kung Fu, Japanese Jujitsu and the original Okinawa art of Te. “Shorin” in Japanese means the same thing as “Shaolin” in Chinese and therefore it is possible that Shorin-Ryu Karate may have been influenced by Shaolin Kung Fu and Feeding Crane Kung Fu. Inside the Red and White Shuri gate or “Shureimon” is some smaller Kanji that read “Shu Rei No Kuni” which literally mean “Land of Prospriety.” The gate on the patch represents the mane gate leading to the Shuri castle or on Okinawa. The Shureimon was a gift to Okinawa from China.
This is Headed by Renshi.D.Robert, who has started his martial Art Training in 1979. Apart from Karate (Traditional and Sport Karate) we teach Okinawan Kobudo (Yamane Ryu), Kalari and Yoga (Diploma Holder from Madras University).