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Q: Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate schools in Seattle area ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate schools in Seattle area
Category: Sports and Recreation > Training
Asked by: gerasim-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 03 Oct 2004 00:02 PDT
Expires: 01 Nov 2004 23:02 PST
Question ID: 409571
I am looking for a martial arts school in the greater Seattle area
that practices the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu style of Karate.  There are
three subdivisions of this style (that I'm aware of): Kobayashi,
Matsubayashi, and Shobayashi.  Although I would prefer to find a
Kobayashi dojo, this is of lesser importance than finding a genuine
Shorin-Ryu school.
Subject: Re: Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate schools in Seattle area
Answered By: jackburton-ga on 03 Oct 2004 16:09 PDT
Hello gerasim,
I was able to find one dojo that offers classes in Shorin-Ryu Karate:
Wheeldon Karate School  -
Address: 3920 N.E 10th Street, Renton, WA 98056 USA
Okinawan Karate is taught by Roy Wheeldon, 2nd Dan in SHIMA-HA SHORIN RYU.
Phone: 425-271-1985 / e-mail:
Lessons are $60 for a set of 8 (50% discount for additional family members)
I also found another instructor listed on the Ryukyu Bujutsu Kenkyu
Doyukai (RBKD) website:
RBKD - Seattle Branch
Instructor: Richard H. Waddell
8301 South 180th St.
Kent, WA 98032
It states here that Richard Waddell has been training since 1980 in Shorin-Ryu:
Other links:
Shorin-Ryu Karate USA Home
Open Directory - Shorin Ryu: Schools and Instruction
RBKD Dojos Directory
I hope this helps.
Best regards,
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