Welcome to the Dojo

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

As a World Matsubayashi-ryu Karatedo Association (WMKA) dojo, we practice the 18 traditional Matsubayashi-ryu Kata, as well as fighting techniques through Yakusoku Kumite (choreographed fighting) and Kumite (sparring) under the direction of Yoshitaka Taira, Hanshi, 10th Dan, president of the WMKA. We are committed to teaching the style as it developed around Tomari Village in Okinawa, 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.

Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine—the founder of Matsubayashi-ryu
Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine, the founder of Matsubayashi-ryu
The logo of the World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Association