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The Shorin-ryu Kensankai

小林流空手古武道研鑽会:An Explanation

By: Kyoshi Jason S.D. Perry

In 2012, Nakazato Shugoro Kaicho relinquished the reigns of the Shorin Ryu Shorin Kan Karate Kyokai to his son, Nakazato Minoru sensei.  The association was established by Nakazato Shugoro and enjoys a large global following.  The association has been instrumental in preserving and spreading Okinawa Karatedo to countless people across the globe.  Rightfully, and consistent with Okinawan tradition, Minoru sensei as the eldest son will carry on the Chibana legacy as his father so dutifully did.  Indeed, Nakazato Minoru sensei has already established himself as a leader who is ready, willing and able to reach out to his deshi.  A dedication demonstrated by multiple trips with some of his most senior ranking yudansha to the U.S. and India.
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Okinawa Shorinryu Kensankai
Guiding Principles and Approaches

“The purpose of training is to develop the body
and cultivate the mind.”
Choshin Chibana, Founder Shorin ryu karate

Kensan means “devoted study.” The Okinawan Shorin Ryu Kensan Kai is a group of like-minded karateka who share a deep devotion to the study of Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate. The Kensankai is an organization that is built on a solid foundation of organizational and martial principles espoused by Perry
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