This page is dedicated to the study, practice, and training within Shoubukan Karate of Okinawa. I aim to share all I have gained through my 42-plus years of experience. There are only 7 Shoubukan Black Belts in the United States. Shoubukan Karate is a vehicle for holistic self-development.
Shoubukan means 'house of the warrior way' or 'house of the martial way'. Shoubukan is a means by which a person can transform himself or herself. Gain internal fortitude, walk with calmness in the face of adversity, and learn how to be more discerning in life by training with Sensei JR.
Karate of Okinawa is pure Self Defense. This was the impetus of Kara-Te of the Okinawan Islands. Shoubukan Karate is a very brutal and barbaric martial art. The aim is to end a physical conflict as quickly as possible using extreme violence with speed and control.
Shoubukan has been an integral aspect of the training I have provided to retired US Secret Service Personnel, Law Enforcement, those entering the military, and professional security personnel.
Learning how to use a wooden stick seems like such a simple thing. Yet picking up a 2 ' to 6' stick (what we call a Bo or Staff) allows one a diverse function for self-defense. Learning how to use the Sai also enables a person to not only have the ability to maneuver but also have the second nature to use a 'tool' in a skilled manner. This training is not seen in the vast number of martial arts or sports martial art schools today.
All the basics of Karate as you may understand it, yet with 'Old School' techniques that you do not see in McDojos. Learn strategies and gain the ability to face two opponents at one time. Did you know that groin strikes and kicks used to be common place in training and in traditional tournaments? Just think how that would change the course of your average martial arts class today.
I can share with you how the training evolves over time and what you can expect to learn within months or a year or more.