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Welcome to the New York City Shorin Ryu Karate Club web site.  We are an adult karate club practicing Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu Karate at John Jay College in New York City.  Our members come primarily from the New York City area.  Some are college students, and some are working professionals who began training at City College or John Jay.  Some are black belts that have joined us when the moved to the New York area.  We are affiliated with three different Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu organizations:
The American Karate Federation
Okinawa Shorin Ryu Kishaba Juku
World Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu Karate Association
At this site you can learn about our dojo, our curriculum, Shorin Ryu (the style of karate we practice), Okinawa (the place where this and most other forms of karate originate), the sorts of readings and resources recommended to accompany our training, and any news (below) we have about our dojo, events around New York, or the organizations we belong to. Learn more about self-defense here..


Saturday, October 4th, 2003
Sensei George Donahue, of the Okinawa Shorin Ryu Kishaba Juku,
will be our guest instructor (accompanied by several members of his dojo).
This class is open to all ranks.
3-6pm at John Jay College (10th Ave and 59th Street, New YorkCity)

Saturday, November 1, 2003 (at 1:00 pm)
Japan Society Book Sale

October 3-5 and November 17-19,
George Dillman's Summer/Fall Schedule for Shorin Ryu Training
Dillman specializes in pressure point interpretations of traditional Okinawan Kata.
A little goes a long way, but it is fairly close to New York and worth seeing if you have the time.
Location: Reading Pennsylvania.  You can register online at:

Friday, October 24, 2003
The Japan Society presents: Grace & Power: Women & the Martial Arts in
Japan: a lecture, demonstration and reception with Miyako Fujitani
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 333 East 47th St., New York, NY

Saturday, December 6, 2003
China Institue of New York
Symposium: From Ming to Qing: A Cultural Landscape in Transition
Throughout Chinese history, dynastic transitions and political resistance often
led to a flourishing of the arts. This was especially true when the Ming Dynasty fell to the
Manchus in 1644 and Nanjing, the Southern Ming capital, remained a vibrant cultural
center. Topics include landscape painting, color woodblock printing, the special status of
Nanjing as a gathering point for intellectuals and artists, and the cultural legacy of the Manchus
  9:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  $ 35 members / $45 non-members / $15 students
   * Held at The Graduate Center Proshansky Auditorium
    365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street

Last Updated: September 10, 2003
Please note:  The author of this site is Kerry Wertoni, and he is solely responsible for its contents.  It is intended as an educational resource only and we ask that you use it in this spirit.  Where mistakes have (inevitably) been made, apologies are offered.  Corrections are welcome.  He can be reached via the contact button on the menu at the top of this page.