SANSHiN MARTiAL ARTS
karate - kobudo - self defense
Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Lineage
Shorin-Ryu Karate is the original karate system, tracing its lineage to Shaolin Temple in China. It is from Shorin-Ryu that all other styles originated.
(Kusanku - China) - (Peichin Takahara - Okinawa - Te)
Satsunuku "Tode" Sakugawa
Father of Okinawan Karate
Combined Chinese art of Ch'uan-fa and the Okinawan art of Tode (empty hand)
Sokon "Bushi" Matsumura
Collected and systemized the various forms of Te, the system eventually known as Shorin-Ryu was named after the Buddhist temple Shaolin in China
Yasutsune "Ankoh" Itotsu
Introduced the Pinan Kata
to the Okinawan public schools
The modern father of Shorin-Ryu Karate. Differentiated the various styles in the Shorin-Ryu system.
Shugoro Nakazato was his top student
Hanshi Shugora Nakazato
One of the most influential karate masters of our time. On Chibana's death became the president of the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate-do Kyokai. Promoted his son Minoru Nakazato to this role 2013
Hanshi Minoru Nakazato
President of the worldwide Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate-do Kyokai. Son of Shugoro Nakazato. Resides in Okinawa, the birthplace of karate
Kyoshi Pat Haley
A direct student of Hanshi Shugoro Nakazato. Trained regularly with Hanshi Nakazato and now his son Minoru Nakazato in Naha, Okinawa. Resides in
Student of Kyoshi Pat Haley.
Renshi Sandy is the head instructor at Sanshin Martial Arts and Bushido Kids Karate.
Promoted to 5th Dan Renshi by Hanshi Minoru Nakazato in 2015.
Sensei Tim, 3rd Dan
Sensei Janice, 1st Dan
Sensei Rhonda, 1st Dan
Sensei Yanick, 2nd Dan
Sensei Patrick, 2nd Dan
Sensei Olaf, 1st Dan
Sensei Linda, 1st Dan
Sensei John, 1st Dan