Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu Karate
What is karate?
Karate is a traditional martial art from the island of Okinawa, off the southern coast of Japan. Centuries ago, the indigenous traditions of Okinawa (known as "te") mixed with Chinese influence from the mainland, resulting in what we know of today as karate. The art makes use of empty-handed forms, weapons forms, sparring, and specialized training equipment (like the "makiwara" which is used to condition the feet and fists).
What is Shorin Ryu?
There are many styles of karate that exist today: Shotokan, Goju Ryu, Uechi Ryu, Wado Ryu, Kyokushinkai, Shito Ryu, etc. The style of karate taught here at Cedar Park Dojo is Shorin Ryu, which emphasizes small, efficient movements delivered at close range.
What is Matsumura Seito?