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Welcome to Seibukan Shorin Ryu!

Seibukan Shorin Ryu is the karate of Master Zenryo Shimabukuro, student of the great Master Chotoku Kyan. It is neither a hard or soft style and requires power and precision as well as speed and agility. Repetition of basics and kata are the foundation of training in Seibukan Shorin Ryu. Under the guidance of Hanshi Zenpo Shimabukuro, Seibukan Shorin Ryu continues the legacy of its founder Master Zenryo Shimabukuro.

It is a great truth in Seibukan Karate that you can't know who you are unless you know where you come from. Lineage is the bridge between past, present, and future. Etiquette and ritual are echoes of the way. These principles and concepts are at the very core of Seibukan Karate-do. As important as these principles and concepts are, they are not the practice of Karate. Karate is the actually physical practice of Karate techniques.

Seibukan Karate and its techniques are the sole property of Hanshi Zenpo Shimabukuro. To teach Seibukan Karate you must have Hanshi Zenpo Shimabukuro permission and approval. In addition you must follow and adhere to the regulations and policies set forth by the International Okinawa Shorin Ryu Seibukan Karate Association.
The International Okinawa Shorin Ryu Seibukan Karate Association is the governing body of Seibukan Karate worldwide. Senior Executive Board members and Chief Country Instructors listed on this web page are appointed and approved by Hanshi Zenpo Shimabukuro, President and Head Instructor of the International Okinawa Shorin Ryu Seibukan Karate Association.

Below is the most current list of officially recognized countries in which Seibukan karate is taught and practiced. Also Listed is contact information of each Chief Country Instructor as well as contact information for the members of the Senior Executive Board of the IOSSKA.

If you are interested joining Seibukan Karate and your country is not listed or require more information about Seibukan Karate contact a Senior Executive Board Member


Renshi Warren Berto
Secretary Treasurer IOSSKA
Senior Executive Board


IOSSKA Announcements!

Due to disciplinary action by the IOSSKA, Pathmanathan Umadevi, has been removed as the Chief Country Instructor of Malaysia. The IOSSKA is actively seeking a candidate for the Chief Country Instructor position in Malaysia.

Contact Kyoshi Warren Berto if you wish to be considered for this appointment.

Senior Executive Board of the International Okinawa Shorin Ryu Seibukan Karate Association

Hanshi Zenpo Shimabukuro
Kyoshi Jamal Measara
Kyoshi Jeff Nagata
Renshi Warren Berto

Country Directory

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