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Virginia Shorin-ryu Shorinkan
小林流小林館

Martial Arts taught in the traditional manner since 1968

Virginia Shorin-ryu School of Karate

Okinawan Shorin-ryu Shorinkan is one of the most influential martial art in the world, many styles have been derived from it, others influenced by it. Kobayashi Shorin-ryu is the essence of traditional ( Classic ) Karate, it has a proud lineage going back over 400 years. Shorin-ryu was developed by warriors to protect others and themselves.

Class that we offer:

  • Advance class generally anyone over 14 years old*
  • Junior class, 7 years old to 13.*
  • Kobudo ( Weapons )
  • Sparring

  • *Age isn't the only determining factor, the students ability is the other.



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    Ethan Schroeder, 13 year old Orange Belt. Pinan Yondan

    Martial arts provide students with a solid foundation to build confidence, fortitude and self reliance.




    Virginia Shorin-ryu Karate, as taught at OBI Karate school has only one mission, and that is to teach the essence of Okinawan Shorin-ryu Karate to it's students. Sensei Noel Smith teaches his students the same logic and spirit of Okinawan Karate that he learned from Sensei Shugurro Nagazato. This spirit and logic is what sets Okinawan Shorin-ryu Shorikan apart from 'Karate', for that matter it sets OBI Karate School apart as well.
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