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The Shuri Karate Dojo is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and education of the martial arts and its traditions. We strive to be a reputable and respected dojo, dedicated to preserving the classical style of Karate founded on the small Japanese island of Okinawa. We try to study the "Koryu" (old ways) of Karate.

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The National Martial Arts Association is an organisation with no stylistic boundaries. They are known worldwide as a leading martial arts organization that is dedicated to the preservation of traditional martial arts while embracing change. Membership is open to all styles of Martial Arts and systems of Martial Traditions.

The mission of the NMAA is to provide and facilitate quality training opportunities for all our members world-wide. Members are eligible to receive black belt certificates and student rank certificates, black belt promotions, instructor certification, organization and dojo charters, and association patches. Membership is open to all styles, systems, and forms of Martial Arts. We are a "NO POLITICS" association where rank is earned through years of training.

If you are interested in joining a "NO POLITICS" association, for you, and/or your students, where membership fees, training and promotion certificates, are all at sensible prices, and where the most important part of membership is training and learning, then please contact us or visit the NMAA website.

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The Chief Instructor at the Shuri Karate Dojo, Carter-sensei, has affiliation to the Takahashi-ha no Ryukyu Shuri-te Karate-do Kokusai Renmei who follow the traditional ancestry of it's founders, teaching strong effective traditional Karate-Do with the utmost respect and purpose.

Garry O'Connor Hanshi - Judan - 10th Dan, conducts formal instruction in the classic art of Karate-Do. On March 14th 2011, Sensei O'Connor was awarded his Hanshi Certification and the traditional grade of Judan - 10th Dan and has been officially recognised as the legitimate inheritor of Takahashi-ha no Ryukyu Shuri-te Karate-do, from O'Sensei Kentsu Takahashi Soke, (1900-1994).

The Takahashi-ha no Ryukyu Shuri-te Karate-do Kokusai Renmei is an organization entrusted with passing on and preserving the martial art of the late Kentsu Takahashi. Takahashi Soke was a student of the Tenshin Katori Shinto Ryu in Japan, and Kentsu Yabu and Choshin Chibana of Okinawa. During 1953, Takahashi Soke founded his own organization and here he began teaching to small groups of selected students, where he concentrated teaching and emphasizing the traditional ideology and the spirituality of Koryu bujutsu (old style martial arts).

Carter-sensei is the official representative for the USA, under Garry O'Connor Hanshi and the Takahashi-ha no Ryukyu Shuri-te Karate-do Kokusai Renmei.

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