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Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand
Matsubayashi Ryu
Karate - Kobudo

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Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand Copyright 2006
 What's on our site


Shihan
Shihan Kevin Plaisted is profiled on this page. It gives a description of his journey in martial arts and his enthusiasm for karate in particular.
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Instructors
Lists our key instructors and their credentials. There is also a list of club yudansha.
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Matsubayashi Ryu
Information on the founder of Matsubayashi Ryu, its naming and style characteristics.
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About Kancho Yoshitaka Taira
The current President (Kaicho) of the World Matsubayashi-ryu (Shorin-ryu) Karatedo Association.
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Dojo information
Information page includes site search function, dojo ethics, precepts of mastery, grading requirements. A graphic representation of our grading system from 7th kyu  ~ 10th dan. List of Basic movements, Intermediate movements, Ido kihon, principal karate weapons, hands, feet...You can also access downloads in PDF from here.
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Contact & Locations
Gives contact details for Shihan Plaisted and Sensei Herlihy. Details club fees for all ages at all our dojo. Includes maps so you can see how to get to our dojo in Whangaparaoa and Helensville NZ from any where in the world!
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Past Events
The Past Events page is an index to interesting events in the clubs history. These pages chronicle the numerous visits of Shihan Plaisted and senior dojo members to Okinawa.
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Club News
General club and international news and events. Important dates.
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Kata & Kumite
Gives a brief description of all the eighteen kata of Matsubayashi ryu.
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Kobudo
The kobudo page describes the weapons used in our dojo; being Bo, Sai, Kama and Tonfa, Including naming of parts of the weapons. There is also a list of kata for each weapon.
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Kata  & Training Videos
A growing collection of our videos categorised into Karate, Kobudo and Training.
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Japanese Words We Use
A list of words and phrases we use regularly in our dojo. There is also a  PDF file version so you can download and print your own copy.
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Tying An Obi
 A step by step tutorial on the tying of a karate obi. Choose the video or photographic tutorial. There is also a  PDF file version so you can download and print your own copy. Also a brief history of the karate obi and care instructions, including dying and cleaning.
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Photo Gallery
The Photo Gallery page is an index to photos arranged in years with a brief list of photo content for each year.

Memorial Page
This page is dedicated to Brendan (Paul) Williams. It highlights Paul's passion for karate and kobudo and the reason we created a trophy in his name. Annual winners of this trophy are listed here.
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The Matsubayashi Ryu Quiz
A quiz of twenty questions about our style of karate that you can attempt on line. There is also the option to download a PDF version (with answers).
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FAQs
Common questions and our answers about classes, Matsubayashi ryu karate style and other matters.
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Matsubayashi Ryu Websites
Probably the largest list of Matsubayashi Ryu dojo websites in the world. Every endeavour is made to keep this list up to date. If you know of a site that's new or we missed please let us know.

Budo@Wiki
A page where you can view links to Matsubayashi-ryu related pages on Wikipedia.
We have already made the links for you convenience.

Links
We link to karate and kobudo sites, information on Okinawa, karate equipment sites and New Zealand information sites.
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HOME
  Kancho, Yoshitaka Taira.

SHIHAN

INSTRUCTORS

MATSUBAYASHI RYU

DOJO INFORMATION
 

CONTACT & LOCATIONS

PAST EVENTS
  2013 Okinawa visit
  2013 Soke Nakamoto visit
  2012 Haisai Uchina
  2011 Kiwis in Taree
 
2010 Matsubayashi Ryu celebrations, Naha, Okinawa. Part one.
 
2010 Matsubayashi Ryu celebrations, Naha, Okinawa. Part two
 
2009 Soke Nagamine seminar, Australia
 
2008 Haisai Okinawa
  2007 Okinawa visit
  2006 Taira dojo visit
  2005 Urasoe karatedo federation anniversary
  2005 Shoshin Nagamine tomb visit
  2005 Matsumora Kosaku monument visit
  2005 Kancho Yoshitaka Taira 1st visit to New Zealand
  2003 Okinawa karatedo & kobudo world tournament
  2002 Shurijo castle festival
  2002 Grand master Shoshin Nagamine memorial celebrations
  2001 Okinawa visit

CLUB NEWS

KATA & KUMITE

KOBUDO

KATA & TRAINING VIDEOS
 
Karate
 
Fukyugata ichi
  Fukyugata ni
  Pinan shodan
  Pinan sandan
  Pinan yondan
  Pinan godan
  Naihanchi shodan
  Ananku
 
Wankan
  Rohai
 
Passai & wanshu (a tribute to Shinjo Sensei)
  Chinto

 
Kobudo
 
Bo kihon
  Bo Ido kihon kata
  Shushi no kun ichi
  Choun no kun ichi
  Choun no kun ni
  Shiromatsu no kun ni
  Kama kihon
  Kishaba no kama
  Hanagushiku no sai

 
Training
 
Conditioning training: Part 1 Static conditioning
  Conditioning training: Part 2 Moving conditioning
  Conditioning training: Part 3
  Fukyugata ichi bunkai
  Fukyugata ni bunkai
  Fukyugata ni bunkai (Gekisai dai ichi)
  Pinan nidan bunkai
  Kihon kumite ichi
  Kihon kumite ni
  Kihon kumite san
  Makiwara (forearm)
  Gasshuku 2002
  Kiso tanren (Taira dojo)
  Kiso tanren (Stanmore Bay dojo)

JAPANESE WORDS

TYING AN OBI

PHOTO GALLERY
          Photos 2013
         
Photos 2012
          Photos 2011
          Photos 2010
          Photos 2009
          Photos 2008
          Photos 2007 - 2006
          Photos 2005
          Photos 2004 - earlier


MEMORIAL PAGE  Paul Williams


MATSUBAYASHI-RYU QUIZ

FAQs   (Frequently asked questions)

MATSUBAYASHI-RYU DOJO WEBSITES

BUDO@WIKI   (quick links to Wikipedia.org)

LINKS

PRIVACY STATEMENT
Downloads