Matsumura Shorin Ryu is a traditional form of karate from the Ryu Kyu islands, which are located to the south of Japan.
Everyone is strong and weak in the same way. All of us have nerves, tendons, joints and muscles that will respond in a predetermined manner when specific pressure is applied to them.
Karate offers an extremely effective method of self-defense, In addition to blocking, striking, kicking and punching (Atemi), Matsumura Shorin Ryu incorporates many grappling, locking and escape techniques (Tuite). With precise strikes against selected anatomical points of the nervous or circulatory systems (Kyusho), an attacker will be temporarily disabled beyond the ability to renew his attack. Here, pressure, balance and leverage, not strength, are the keys to the resolution of a threatening situation. Our style is a very well rounded system because along with standing techniques, we also teach you how to handle yourself on the ground.