Welcome to the Dojo

The Rockland Matsubayashi-Ryu Dojo is the only dojo in Maine dedicated to practicing traditional Okinawan Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu karate. 

As a dojo associated with the WMKA, we focus on practicing the 18 traditional Kata, fighting techniques through Yakosoku Kumite (choreographed fighting) and Kumite (sparring) under the direction of Yoshitaka Taira, Hanshi, 10th Dan, president of the World Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-Do Association (WMKA). We are committed to teaching the style as it developed around Tomari Village, was passed down from the early Masters and was shaped into a specific style founded by Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine in 1947.

You are welcome to join us at any level.

Please note that during the current pandemic, we are taking our health and safety very seriously. All classes are prioritizing social distancing standards, masks must be worn at all times, and all contact training is on hold. We will resume mask-less, and contact training once it is deemed safe to do so by the Governor’s office in tandem with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine—the founder of Matsubayashi-ryu
Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine, the founder of Matsubayashi-ryu