Shorinkan Association

The association we belong to is called the Shorin-ryu Shorinkan Association.

Shorin-ryu Shorinkan Association

You can identify any dojo who belongs to the association by the patch which is worn on the left side of their students Gi.  It was designed by Sensei Shugoro Nakato.

The association has a large number of affiliated dojos not only across the United States, but also across the globe.  In every country you will find an Shorinkan dojo.

Member dojos teach the same Kata’s for both Open Hand and Weapons ( Karate & Kobudo )

The easiest way to learn about the Shorinkan association is through our online Portal  or through our Shorinkan search engine

Many times we are asked by other Dojos how they can become affiliated with the Shorinkan to asnwer this simply call our dojo at 757-499-4474 or send us an email at