Matsubayashi Ryu Karate

Shorin Ryu

Matsubayashi-Ryu Shorin-Ryu Karate is an Okinawan style of Karate.  Okinawa is a set of islands located geographically between Japan and China and its martial arts have influences from both.  Shorin-Ryu is characterized by natural movement, punches, kicks, blocks and moves that are most efficient.  The style also practices weaponry including bo, sai, nunchaku, and others.  Okinawan martial arts have been passed down through Kata, a dance-like choreography of movements and techniques.  Kata was passed down secretly for hundreds of years in villages across Okinawa.  Grand Master Shoshin Nagamine developed the Matsubayashi-Ryu system of Shorin-Ryu in 1947.

   The benefits from Karate span over a lifetime.  Karate improves self-esteem, self-discipline, respect, concentration and courtesy.  These skills have been shown to improve young students' listening abilities, the ability to follow instruction, and study habits.  These attributes spill over into all aspects of life including school performance and home life.  All students can benefit from improved physical and mental health including self-esteem, confidence, concentration as well as cardiovascular fitness, balance, reflex coordination, developing strength, weight control and increased energy.  Not to mention, learning self-defense techniques and having fun! 

    At Locust Grove Karate, we teach Traditional Martial Arts with the expectation that every person is respectful and supportive of one another regardless of age, rank, gender, race or nationality.  Our school differentiates itself by offering quality instruction with personal attention for each student.  We feel learning is best in a positive and supportive environment.

 

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