Okinawa Shorin-ryu New Zealand
Matsubayashi-ryu karate & kobudo
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Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand
Matsubayashi Ryu
Karate - Kobudo

Our dojo promote: Authentic Okinawan Karate and Kobudo
Sport / Tournament Karate (wkf) style

Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand Copyright 2006
Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand Chief Instructor Shihan Kevin Plaisted, Kyoshi, 7th dan.
 official representative of:
Kodokan Taira Karate Dojo World Matsubayashi Ryu Karatedo Association, Urasoe City, Okinawa, Japan.

Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand Chief Instructor Shihan Kevin Plaisted, Kyoshi, 7th dan.
Honbu dojo Stanmore Bay,
Whangaparaoa, Auckland, NZ

 official representative of:

Kodokan Taira Karate Dojo
World Matsubayashi-ryu (Shorin-ryu)
Karatedo Association.
2-19-19 Jitchaku,
Urasoe City, Okinawa, Japan.

Our dojo promote:
  Authentic Okinawan karate and kobudo
Sport / Tournament karate (wkf) style

Shihan and Kancho
Shihan Plaisted & Kancho Taira
World Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-Do Association
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World Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-Do Association
Okinawa Shorin ryu NZ is
 A member of
Karate New Zealand

A Registered Member of Karate New Zealand
World Karate Federation
Enquires always welcome 
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Goju Ryu legend visits Matsubayashi Ryu
New WMKA dojo owner
It was an honour recently for members of Matsubayashi Ryu New Zealand when they were privileged to meet 83 year old  "living cultural asset " and Okinawan Goju Ryu legend Kiichi Nakamoto. Nakamoto sensei is a Hanshi,10th dan of Ryukyu Kobujutsu, a  Hanshi, 10th dan of Goju ryu Karate, and one of the the last formal students of Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Goju ryu Karate.
Hanshi Nakamoto knew  O'sensei Nagamine and was a kobudo student of Shosei Kina. He also studied kobudo technique with Shinei Kyan of Matsubayashi Ryu.
Accompanied by his grandson Takuma Higashi sensei and joined by Dennis May sensei and members of Okinawa Goju Ryu New Zealand, Nakamoto sensei warmly received
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Congratulations to New shodans!!
Beautiful certificate.
Congratulations to  Tim Herlihy Sensei on obtaining his dojo owner license with the WMKA. Shihan Kevin Plaisted presents the certificate on behalf of Matsubayashi Ryu New Zealand.

Congratulations seniors!
demonstrations of Okinawan empty hand kata and kobudo from the many attending this special event.
The visit by Hanshi Nakamoto, Higashi sensei and members of Goju Ryu was arranged by Dennis May sensei and long time friend  Kevin Plaisted sensei. Many thanks to all for making this a wonderful experience.
Kiichi Nakamoto,
Hanshi, 10th Dan.


December   1st Sunday: 
10am        End of year grading for juniors (combined dojo) at Kaukapakapa dojo.

Congratulations  to our two new shodans. Great achievement by Fleur Hindt from the Helensville dojo and Jamie Dobbin from Stanmore Bay Hombu dojo. Pictured with Shihan Plaisted and Shihandai Herlihy.
New Matsubayashi ryu  dojo opens in Kaukapakapa 30th May 2013
Congratulations to Fleur on receiving her Shodan certificate from Okinawa.
ANZAC Day  Commemorations 2013
Congratulations juniors!
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Congratulations to senior dojo members Jeremy, Jacqui, Emma and Jake on achieving their new grades. A solid effort put in by everyone at grading night 28 August 2013.
 Group on 24 March 2013. In front:
L to R Herlihy sensei, Plaisted sensei,Nakamoto sensei, May sensei and Higashi sensei
Jim Johnston (right) pictured with his sensei Tim Herlihy 5th dan.
Congratulations to Jim Johnston on a successful dojo opening night at Kaukapakapa Hall. There were demonstrations of Matsubayashi ryu kata, bunkai, yakusoku kumite and kobudo. Many attending took the opportunity to have a go themselves.
Matsubayashi ryu NZ demonstrated kobudo and karate
Representatives of Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand  laid a wreath at the Helensville ANZAC day service on the 25th April 2013.
Junior Kyu grading, September 8th 2013. Fantastic support shown by not only the kids being tested but also by the many mum's and dad's on this Sunday morning.
Higashi sensei demonstrated eku, bo and tonfa kata
After the demonstrations there was food and conversation