Welcome to the official website of Shorin-Ryu Seibukan Karate-Do and Jinbukan Kobudo of UK
Shorin-Ryu is a traditional karate. In particularly, Seibukan karate style is a style that is originated from Okinawa, Japan. It consists of many movements from a ninety degree stance and emphasizes the learning of correct, precise movement through repetition of katas and forms. Aggressiveness and the ability to block and instantaneously counterattack are also basic principles of this style. Hand and feet are both used for fighting on an equal basis. Shorin-Ryu is not a soft or hard style. It’s powerful and precise; but at the same time requires speed and agility. It is undoubtedly one of the most powerful and graceful style, Yet again it is not the easiest. There has been no change in this style throughout the centuries.
Over the years in many of the karate styles the original names of katas and techniques have been changed due to political reasons, still calling themselves traditional karate styles even though the original tradition are not being carried on, not so with Shorin-Ryu. Shorin-Ryu is the oldest karate style in the world.
We are proud and privileged to say that we are learning and teaching the Shorin-Ryu style practically the same way that the old Okinawan karate masters learned and taught it