main header iamge
Home FAQ Contact Sitemap

Dojo Mentorship with Katsumi Tamaki & Shinjin-Ryu Okinawa-Te

Katsumi Tamaki image
Katsumi Tamaki
10th dan Hanshi

September 30th 2023

We are delighted to announce, as of September 16th 2023, our mentorship with the esteemed Katsumi Tamaki 10th dan Hanshi and his family art of Shinjin-Ryu Okinawa-Te.

Katsumi Tamaki, born in Urasoe, Okinawa, who moved to the UK in 1981 from mainland Japan, is a martial artist with a wealth of experience in the Okinawan martial arts. A traditional Okinawan deeply rooted in history and culture. Hanshi Tamaki's dedication and expertise in this discipline have made him a respected figure in the martial arts community, and we are honored to have such a respected master as our mentor.

Shinjin-Ryu Okinawa-Te embodies the rich heritage and values of Okinawan culture. It emphasizes self-discipline, physical conditioning, and the development of both mental and physical strength. This art has had a profound impact on the lives of those who practice it, promoting personal growth, resilience, and a deep connection to Okinawan traditions.

My friendship with Katsumi Tamaki originally began decades ago in 1981, when my journey into the world of Shinjin-Ryu Okinawa-Te first took root. However, the sands of time led us on divergent paths. I visited Tamaki sensei's dojo on many occasion, and I had maintained a continuous connection with him ever since training together at his Bracknell-based dojo in Berkshire during the early 1980s, but it's only recently that I've had the privilege of rekindling a deeper connection.

Shinjin-Ryu Okinawa-Te Logo image
Shinjin-Ryu Okinawa-Te
Keiko-Gi badge

This reunion has reinvigorated our commitment to preserving and promoting the Okinawan art's that have long been a part of our collective heritage.

Aligning with Katsumi Tamaki and the Shinjin-Ryu Okinawa-Te Kyokai reflects our commitment to promoting the Okinawan martial arts and preserving its authenticity.


Adam Carter

8th dan Hanshi
Founder & Chief Instructor
Shuri Dojo

Red line image