--- Matsumura Shorin-Ryu (Shaolin-Style) Karate ---
Matsumura Shorin Ryu Karate is a hard/soft-block/hard-counter
style of Okinawan karate which can be effectively utilized by people of many different body types and physical abilities,
as it emphasizes speed and agility as well as brute strength. "Shorin" is the Okinawan pronunciation of "Shaolin"
paying respect to the source of much of the style. Shorin-Ryu (Shaolin-Style) Karate is significantly different than what
most people think of as "karate" these days.
Benefits of Shorin-Ryu (Shaolin-Style) Karate
• Self-Defense that
is more practical and effective than other fighting styles.
• Physical Fitness:
Aids weight reduction, increases endurance and agility, lowers heart rate, and develops a sound body and mind
• Longevity: Masters
of Shorin-ryu have traditionally lived well into their 80s or more
• Release stress and
• Confidence, discipline,
character, and leadership
• Concentration, balance
and coordination that you never knew you had!
• What goals do you have
for yourself? We can help you achieve them!
Matsumura Shorin-Ryu (Shaolin-Style) Karate is a complete, well-rounded, self-defense
oriented martial art, useful in any self-defense situation, and unsurpassed for total practical self-defense when combined
with Okinawan kobudo (weapons)
- Punches & Strikes
- Joint Locks
- Pressure Points
- Defend against weapons
- ... And Beyond
Shorin-Ryu (Shaolin-Style) Karate was
developed over centuries by true masters who spent their entire lives using and refining these skills everyday.
While not competition-oriented, free sparring
is a small part of the training, Shorin-Ryu Karate practitioners often do very well at tournaments. The skills and principles
taught work equally well in a competitive arena as they do on the streets of life.
The study of Shorin-Ryu (Shaolin-Style) Karate
also has many other benefits. These include improved balance, concentration, self-confidence, endurance, agility,
reflexes, strength, and thinking skills. Historically, the masters of Shorin-Ryu Karate have outlived their peers
and practitioners of other martial art styles.
Like anything of value, these benefits cannot be achieved overnight.
Our program is designed to take a typical (or even problem) child and develop these qualities efficiently and continually
over time. We do not lavish continual praise and external rewards (such as trophies from competitions), nor do we use harsh
discipline. Rather, we use a balance of sufficient praise and correction so that the students know what is expected and what
is not, and when they have done something right. In short, the aim is to develop self-esteem, not arrogance; and self-discipline,
not dependence upon others for direction