History

It is estimated that probably 90% of American martial artists know little about there style and, other than the physical aspects, most of those martial artists seem content merely to practice karate, with little interest in studying the origins of their art. Those of us in the All Okinawa Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito Karate and Kobudo Federation are of different mentality.

Early History of Okinawa Karate

Early Okinawan karate, or tode (“China Hand”) as it was called, owes its origin to a mixture of indigenous Okinawan fighting arts and various “foot fighting” systems and empty-hand systems of Southeast Asia and China. Being seafaring people, the Okinawans were in almost constant contact with mainland Asia.

Development of Karate-Do Styles

Chatan Yara was an early Okinawan master of whom some information exists. Some authorities place his birth at about 1670, in the village of Chatan, Okinawa; others place his birth at a much later date.

Kobudo

Interest in unarmed fighting arts increased during the 14th century when King Sho Hashi of Chuzan established his rule over Okinawa and banned all weapons. A more rapid development of tode followed in 1609 when the Satsuma Clan of Kyushu, Japan occupied Okinawa and again banned the possession of weapons.

Directors and Senior Instructors

Hanshi Jeff Ader

Hanshi Jeff Ader

Colorado Springs, CO
Hanshi John Shipes

Hanshi John Shipes

Athens, TX
Kyoshi Fransico Aguilar

Kyoshi Fransico Aguilar

Yuma, AZ
Renshi Gary Oliver

Renshi Gary Oliver

Australia
Kyoshi Loren Engelby

Kyoshi Loren Engelby

Atwter, MN
Kyoshi Percy Johnson

Kyoshi Percy Johnson

Memphis, TN

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Address

All Okinawa Shorin Ryu Kenshin Kan Karate & Kobudo Federation Headquarters
3-376-6, Goya, Okinawa-City
Okinawa-ken, 904-0021
098-932-2644

Hanshi Jeff Ader
Eastern and Mid Western USA Director
1795 Jet Stream Dr,
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-232-1882

Hanshi John Shipes
Western USA Director
Tucson, AZ
719-232-1882

Kyoshi J.C. Jocker
Argentina Director
Argintina
coming soon

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