Our Philosophy

Shorei-Kan karate is different than other types of karate. It is a budo, which literally means the way to stop fighting in Japanese. Budo is an art, a way of life, to train one’s mind and body and bring one to self-understanding and eventually enlightenment through practicing fighting techniques.

Shorei-Kan karate is for the people who wish to learn self-defense techniques and to improve physical and mental conditions. As Master Tamano wished to distinguish it from ordinary karate, he changed the name Shorei-Kan karate to Shorei-Kan Okinawa Budo Kaisai-do.

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Shorei-Kan Dojo Kun

One – Always be courteous and humble
One – Cultivate a peaceful spirit
One – Learn to be patient
One – Strive to be a better person
One – Develop the spirit and techniques equally
One – Apply the principles of Shorei-kan to your daily life

Seikichi Toguchi
What We Offer

Shorei-Kan Okinawan Budo Kaisai-do is a complete system of a unique and traditional martial art. We offer classes for Juniors and Adults as well as Okinawan Kobudo (weaponry). Seniors are welcomed in all Adult classes.

Some of the many benefits include
  • Self defense techniques and principles
  • Physical fitness and cardio exercise
  • Increased energy
  • Meditation techniques
  • Increased flexibility
  • Stress relief and relaxation techniques

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Shorei-Kan provides a comprehensive, safe non-aggressive  effective approach to the fundamentals of Okinawan Budo Kaisai-do. This allows the student to progress at their own pace developing good technical skills and self confidence.

Adults Karate


Budo Kaisai-do provides adult and senior students with a systematic and progressive approach to the ancient techniques and principles of this comprehensive art. Classes include Drama Taiso, a unique set of exercises and stretches allowing good fitness development as well as practical applications of martial art techniques. The system allows for a developmental approach from pre-arranged sequences to safe fighting practice with protective equipment and the use of techniques for defense. All while maintaining the spirit and essence of Budo which expresses the goal of humility and the use of techniques for defense only.

Okinawa Weaponry

Okinawa Weaponry

The Shorei-Kan system is a complete system of Okinawan weaponry using all of the ancient Okinawan weapons incurring – Bo, Tonfa, Sai, Nunchaku, Kama, Tecchu, etc.. The student practices not only solo forms but also Bunkai (2 person sequences) and free fighting with protective gear and specially designed weapons.

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