Matsubayashi Ryu Karate Do
Matsubayashi Ryu Kata
Matsubayashi-Ryu karate can trace it's lineage from Chinese Gung-Fu to the original Okinawan karate; Koryu Uchinadi-Ryu karate & Yamaneryu Kobudo. This "original" Okinawan Shorin Ryu karate infuses the movements and stylings from the Five Animals Chuan Fa of Shaolin, indigenous fighting art of Te (hand) and Tuite (grappling). This was the primary fighting form developed around the villages of Shuri and Tomari on Okinawa. The Matsubayashi-Ryu system was created by Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine (15 July 1907 – 2 November 1997), in 1947 named in honor of Sokon Matsumura and Kosaku Matsumora.
Nagamine Sensei was a student under the greatest Masters of the time in Okinawa, Chotoku Kyan, Choki Motobu, and Ankichi Arakaki. In 1941 Sensei Nagamine created the universal kata Fukyu Gata Ichi which is the first kata taught in this system.