Star Martial Arts
teaches and practices Shorinjiryu Karatedo as descended from Kori
Hisataka. Shorinjiryu Karatedo is a dynamic, flowing martial art that
combines traditional Japanese karate with an understanding of modern
body physics. Its guiding principle, Individuality in Mind and Body,
allows the individual to develop along the paths best suited to their
individual body types, physical capabilities, and self defense needs. It
is suitable for all ages and levels of physical conditioning, and will
lead to improvements at all levels.
Shorinjiryu’s guiding principle facilitates martial arts growth along
a number of lines. Shorinjiryu is an open ended style where there is
always more material to learn. By applying Shorinjiryu’s martial arts
basics to other styles or weapons, students can expand the body of
Shorinjiryu knowledge. This flexibility keeps the joy of learning and
improvement fresh for all Shorinjiryu students.