Shorin is the Okinawan pronunciation of Shaolin. For over 500 years, Okinawan Shorin Ryu karate has been one of the most sought after and respected forms of karate. It is one of the oldest and purest forms of Karate in the world. Our heritage can be traced back five generations to the Shaolin Temple in China with a monk by the name of Iwah.
Shorin Ryu is noted for it’s speed and power, emphasizing speed and agility rather than brute force. It is also known for its focus on self-defense and its effectiveness at developing discipline, perseverance and self-control. The Okinawan Shorin Ryu style remains the top choice for building self-confidence and leadership skills for adults and children alike.