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Established in 2005, the Shugyokan Dojo is one of the few dojo in Gardena, California that provides high-quality authentic and traditional Okinawan karate and Kobudo ( Weapons ).
Our kids and adults instructors are established , qualified and experienced black belts , as well as world-class athletes. The Dojo instructors works diligently to assist students establish goals, encouragement and the will to succeed whatever it is in their martial arts endeavor.
Our prices are extremely low and affordable. So join us today and be part of the legacy of true karate-do !
Our style is called Matsubayashi Ryu Karate (松林流). This fighting art was wstablished in Naha, Okinawa in 1947 by Shoshin Nagamine (1907-1997), a student of several prominent and legendary masters of Okinawan karate.
Shugyokan Dojo is one of the few schools in southern California that teaches and promote this traditional and legitimate fighting art from Okinawa ~ The birthplace of Karate and Kobudo.
Matsubayashi Ryu is a well documented with verifiable unbroken lineage style of karate and is practiced by millions all over the world today.
Ryukyu Tonfa Kobudo
Tong fa or tuifa, is a weapon which plays in the armed component of Okinawan bugei ( Martial Arts) . Kobudō is a Japanese term that can be translated as "old martial way".
This Okinawan weapon may look simple in its appearance, But , requires years of patiences practice due to many intricate movement.
The Tonfa itself has given rise to several variations of the basic weapon – the PR-24 side handle police baton, and the Police Baton.
Our trditional kata comes from many ryuha of Okinawan Kobudo systems. Classes are taught separately with additional cost
Olympic Sports Karate
Sports Karate is a separate curriculum that is taught at the Shugyokan Dojo. Sport Karate is a modern non-style specific combat sports. Despite lacking traditional karate characteristic. Sports Karate can enhanced Confidence, hard work , the value of goal setting, sacrifices, dealing with failures and success, teamwork and above all, overcoming adversity. Karate athletes competes in two categories, Kata (型) and Kumite (組手).
The Dojo currently trains Team Sakura the 2012 International World Okinawa Champions and winners of several international competition. Since 2006, we have won over hundreds Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Team Sukura competes in WKF / USNKF Events.
It must be noted that Sports Karate is NOT traditional karate, Therefore the Shugyokan does not give out belt ranks for this activity.