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Our art of Shorin-Ryu Karate was founded in 1947 by O'Sensei Shoshin Nagamine. To distinguish his style of Shorin-Ryu from others, O’Sensei Nagamine named his style in honor of the two masters whom he viewed as the most important masters that his teachings were based upon, Sokon Matsumura of Shuri-te. and Kosaky Matsumora of Tomari-te. He chose to name the school using the first kanji characters from both master's names Matsu (松) and the style is pronounced in Japanese "Matsubayashi".  Matsubayashi-ryu is one of the four main styles of karate on Okinawa today, and was one of the styles represented when the Okinawa Karate-do Federation was founded. It included the styles: Goju-ryu, Uechi-ryu, Shorin-ryu, and Matsubayashi-ryu.

Three of O’Sensei’s other Masters were Ankichi Arakaki, Chotoku Kyan, and Choki Motobu.  Upon the death of Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine in 1997, he passed the legacy to his son, Soke Takayoshi Nagamine.  Soke Nagamine passed away in 2012, but the Matsubayashi-Ryu style is still alive and well and is being taught at the Kodokan Nagamine Dojo in Naha, Okinawa.  We continue to teach the Katas and techniques as they were handed down to us from our Sensei’s. 

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