Liberty Karate Club was founded in 2003. We teach Matsubayashi Ryu Karate-do. The kanji (characters) for Matsubayashi Ryu can be read as either "Matsubayashi Ryu" or "Shorin Ryu". Though the terms are interchangable, it should be pointed out that there are four major styles of Shorin Ryu, and if you wanted to distinguish our style from the other three, then the designation Matsubayashi Ryu would be the correct one. Matsubayashi Ryu was created by Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine in 1947. Liberty Karate Club meets at Friends Community Church located at 53 South Dean Rd in East Orlando. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. We train men and women from 15 years old and up. Tuition is $40 per month and there are no contracts. We invite you to stop by and visit if you are in the area!
Thoughts from Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine
Men must eliminate narrow-mindedness which causes them to stand against their fellows, and aquire broad-mindedness. This is possible through the study of karate. Karate as it should be practiced is not a competitive or violent sport, where men are pitted against each other. Nor is it physical training merely for the sake of training, where the goal is merely that of smashing boards or bricks. Karate is a training of both mind and body, and leads one to a better understanding of both the self and the world. Amidst the noise and rapid changes of modern society, one can find in karate-do a peace of mind that will never be shaken.