Welcome to the Dojo

At the Rockland Matsubayashi-Ryu Dojo

we practice traditional Okinawan karate-do, Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu, under the direction of Yoshitaka Taira, Hanshi, 10th Dan, president of the World Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-Do Association (WMKA), 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.

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).

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.

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Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine—the founder of Matsubayashi-ryu

Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine—the founder of Matsubayashi-ryu