"The Fist and Zen as One"
Matsubayashi-ryu strives to cultivate within the practitioner a sincere pursuit of character.
"Karate is self training in perfection, a means whereby a man may obtain that expertise in which there is not the thickness of a hair between a man and his deed. It is a training in efficiency. It is a training in self-reliance. It's rewards are here and now, for it enables a person to meet any situation with exactly the right expenditure of effort, neither too much nor too little, and it gives him control of his otherwise wayward mind so that neither physical danger from without nor rampant passion from within can dislodge him."
- O'Sensei, Shoshin Nagamine
"Steady and hard efforts can produce miracles"
- O'Sensei Shoshin Nagamine
Through diligent practice and sweat and hard work in the dojo we forge an indomitable spirit that translates into both physical and mental endurance in all of our endeavors. Training in traditional Okinawan Karate-do means developing the body as a weapon. This requires both the development of technique as well as the development of physical attributes for effectiveness; strength, endurance, flexibility, and suppleness. We apply methods in our training sessions including bodyweight exercises, weight training implements, and body conditioning drills. Training through traditional methods requires patience, perseverance, and humility. We cannot promise to make you the strongest. We cannot promise to make you a good fighter. We do promise that, in our training sessions, you will sweat.
With a background in Judo, Aikido, and Iaido, Don Seiler, Sensei, began training in Matsubayashi-ryu in 1998 and was promoted to Shodan in 2001. He has trained under multiple WMKA senior instructors. In 2010 during a training visit to Okinawa he was promoted to the rank of Yondan in the WMKA.
Beginning of Class - all levels from beginner to advanced cover Karate-do basics and kata. Latter part of class includes Instruction for ad...
Instruction for students 6th kyu and above. Lower ranks may train independently in designated dojo areas or observe advanced class during th...
Students of all levels invited to train at designated outdoor location (determined weekly by Sensei). Saturday training is weather-dependent...
Fee includes all classes Note: students under 17 years of age must have a parent or guardian participating as well.
Fee includes training at all classes for all family members living in the same home.
Training in Traditional Martial Arts is not for everyone. We welcome all to either observe or participate in a session or two before you decide if you want to join our dojo. We do not charge fees for individuals who wish to simply learn more. We request that prospective students contact us in advance to coordinate their class visit or trial training sessions. Note: students under 17 years of age must have a parent or guardian participating as well.
All students are required to join WMKA organization (annual membership fee of $15) to be eligible for rank advancement. Rank advancements do not include any additional fees.