The East West Connection has been serving the Milwaukee area for over 48 years. We have been in our present location for over 40 years. We teach Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate, Okinawan Kobudo, Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan and Aikido.
Our main concern is the health and well being of our students regardless of what program they become involved in.
Each of our instructors have had years of professional experience in their respective fields of expertise which give them a strong personal insight into their respective arts.
We teach the traditional values of our Martial Arts and pursue our training with a shared will and strong spirit born of a deep passion for each of our arts.
We train together and encourage each other by fostering respect for one another we grow together not only as martial artists but has human beings.
We hope to continue to have a strong positive influence on our community of producing strong leaders and continuing our support of the health and welfare of all the people in our community.
Soken Tadashi Yamashita has dedicated over 60 years of his life to the practice of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo. He is Head of Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate and currently ranks 10th Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate and 10th Degree Black Belt in Kobudo. A highly respected man in all circles of the martial arts, Master Yamashita is sought after for karate and kobudo seminars from all over the world. He is also the President, Director, and founder of the Yamashita International Budo Association.