Getting Started

If you or your child would like to study Matsubayashi-Ryu karate-do or are interested in studying karate or martial arts, we welcome you. Classes are available to students age 4 and older. You need not necessarily be in shape and no martial arts or athletic experience is required; simply come to class with the desire to improve yourself and become a better individual.

We invite you to visit our dojo (training hall) and participate in a complimentary class. Directions and maps to help you find us are located on the Locations page of this website. We ask that you wear loose-fitting workout clothing (we recommend sweatpants or jogging pants and a t-shirt — no shorts, please) and bring water to drink. Please come a few minutes before your scheduled class time to introduce yourself. Also, please demonstrate courtesy by being quiet in the lobby while classes are running, take off your shoes and socks prior to walking on the deck, bow upon entering and exiting the deck and bow to the Sensei and black belt students. If you have any questions, please call us at (513) 265-5484

For Students and Prospective Students

A message to all students from Sensei Mastin

The Student Creed by Sensei Scott Mastin

Recommendations for Study by O’Sensei Shoshin Nagamine

Precepts for Mastering Karate-Do by Osensei Shoshin Nagamine

The Ethics of the Dojo by Osensei Shoshin Nagamine

The Maxims of Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do by Osensei Shoshin Nagamine

Attitudes to be Kept for Karate Training by Osensei Shoshin Nagamine

Requirements geared toward keeping a consistent and safe dojo

Warm-up, basic and foundation drill exercises as stated by the World Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-Do Association

Frequently Asked Questions

Dictionary of terms

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