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#192706 - 10/09/05 09:33 PM Shorin Ryu
Dohebi Offline

Registered: 10/09/05
Posts: 2
Loc: Chile
HI, im new in the forum. And im from chile ( south america, near argentina and peru for the ones that didn't knew), i practice shorin ryu and i don't know if its a good style. I tried to look about it in google bot i only found about shotokan and kyokushin. I'd like someone to tell if i should continue with it, im 8 kyu.

#192707 - 10/09/05 11:16 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
SANCHIN31 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 3783
Loc: Arkansas, U.S.
I think it's a great style,with the right instructor.I'd stick with it if I were you.
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#192708 - 10/09/05 11:46 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
ButterflyPalm Offline

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 2637
Loc: Malaysia

No style is good at 8 kyu.
I'll rather be happy than right, anytime.

#192709 - 10/10/05 12:41 AM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: ButterflyPalm]
UofM Shorin Ryu Offline
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Registered: 02/07/05
Posts: 981
I tried it, loved it, couldn't continue with it because of classes....Damn you University of Michigan!!
Alea iacta est ~ Gauis Julius Caesar Ne quis nimis ~ Solon Nuts to cancer ~ Sanchin31

#192710 - 10/10/05 02:16 AM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
hedkikr Offline
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Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 2827
Loc: Southern California, USA

Basically, your style is solid Okinawan karate...quite effective. However it all ultimately depends on your instructor. It's a very popular style in the U.S.A. Maybe if you searched under Shorin-ryu. Do you know if you are Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu or Kobayashi Shorin-ryu?

Good luck.

#192711 - 10/10/05 12:03 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: hedkikr]
Dohebi Offline

Registered: 10/09/05
Posts: 2
Loc: Chile
Eeeeh i dont know, but thanks all of you, it think i'll keep practicing this style

#192712 - 10/10/05 12:14 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
Gino Offline

Registered: 01/10/05
Posts: 410
Loc: New York State
I've studied Kobayashi Shorin-ryu for about 13 years now, and the style works very well for me. The techniques are simple and effective. Emphasis is on tai sabaki, or body shifting, and softer blocks and parries, which you will find is better than just banging forearms with your opponent. Stances are higher, more natural and allow for greater mobility. Not many long, deep stances (just a few in kata). Kicks are ususally low (again, just a couple of jumping front kicks, again in kata). Bunkai are rich in practical self-defense techniques, and include throws, joint locks and nerve strikes. Patience, all this will come in time, 8th kyu.
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#192713 - 10/10/05 12:39 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
Neko456 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 3260
Loc: Midwest City, Ok, USA
You are in a very prominment system that will give you a very good understanding of how to use your body efficently and effectively. I'm surprised that you didn't find al kind of positive information on this system its so popular.

It is the fore runner to ShotoKan, some even say its more a complete method of Okinawan training. Then the others two you mentioned.

#192714 - 10/30/05 12:16 AM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
chickenchaser Offline

Registered: 10/29/05
Posts: 204
Loc: Auburn,New York,U.S.A.
i train in shorinkan shorin-ryu which is headed by hanshi nakazato for those who don't know and i am currently 2nd kyu (green belt) and i love this style because of the versatility of things that are taught to be honest i don't know very much at all about the history or how and where the many shorin-ryu styles meet up but i can tell you a couple sites that i go to. (my senseis site) (my senseis senseis site)and thats about all i have the first site is very new but there is a forum there and the second has a lot of upper belts (like 5th dan and up) on their forums and they are quite helpful when you ask a question!!
"The early bird gets the worm, but the bird in a hurry only gets half of one." --- Sensei Corey

#192715 - 10/31/05 11:22 AM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
Ogoun Offline

Registered: 03/22/04
Posts: 96
Loc: Fort Myers, FL
Just like Chickenchaser, I train in Kobayashi Shorinkan also. Try the website: If I am not mistaken, there is a dojo in Chile. Are you from that Dojo? There is no doubt in my mind that you are doing a good style even if it is not a Shorinkan dojo.

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