Our Shorin-ryu Dojo

Virginia beach Shorin-ryu Shorinkan
Virginia Beach Martial art schools, Shorin-ryu Shorinkan Dojo

We are a traditional Okinawan Karate Dojo, we teach martial arts in the old manner, as it was intended to be taught, as it was taught to those before us in Okinawa over 300 years ago.

We study, practic and work to perfect Kata both open han and Weapons kata.  The art we study is a fighting art designed for defense of ones self or in the defense of another.

The style we teach is called Okinawan Shorin-ryu or Kobayashi-te under the Shorinkan Association founded by Sensei Shugoro Nakazato.   Our Dojo has been teaching this system going on 50 years.

1970 Senior Black belts 1970's Sensei Shugoro Nakazato Dojo
Sensei Noel Smith is sitting on the left side of the middle row 1970 Sensei Shugoro Nakazato’s Dojo