Please note our classes are in Japanese only.
In a typical lesson, we practice Forms (called Kata), Bunkai (application of forms), Yakusoku-kumite (pre-arranged sparring) and Kobudo (Okinawan traditional arms) with the same methods utilized by our Okinawa Headquarters. Not only adults, but also seniors, women and children can train safely because we don’t use full-contact sparring at our Dojo.
We train every Saturday weekly for 2 hours at the Suita Martial arts gymnasium.
As we mentioned, we shun full contact sparring for safety reasons.
The Matsubayashi-ryu Dojo Osaka chapter utilizes the official Karate training method created by the 2nd Soke, Takayoshi Nagamine (10th dan), who was the successor of his father Grand Master (O'sensei) Shoshin Nagamine until his death on the 25th of April 2012.
As a new dojo, we have relatively few students, but most are black belts with 4-5 years of training in our headquarters. We have members ranging from beginners to 40 year practitioners.
We offer private training individually tailored to suit each student regardless of age or skill level.
You can train Karate safely regardless of gender, age or physical strength.
I'm proud to do my part to pass on Okinawan karate to the next generation.