I have had many great instructors so mention only a few. In 2012, Kensei Taba (10th dan), the founder of Shogen Ryu, handed me an official Dojo License in his home. He asked me to teach what he taught and to expand beyond that. Unfortunately, Taba Sensei passed away a few months later.
In 2013, I returned to Okinawa to train under Tamaki Sensei (9th dan and featured in "Essence of Okinawan Karate-do") and Tokashiki Sensei (8th dan) for three months. Since then, I have returned many times to increase my knowledge of Karate.
Students are obviously going to learn self-defense but we strive to have our students achieve confidence. Confidence is developed by tests when the student is ready not when the student wants and rank is earned not awarded.
Leadership is taught by having students take an active role in training other students. This means that a student is able to experience leading another in a controlled environment.
I teach Shorin Ryu as taught to me by my many teachers. This includes Kata (forms) in both basics and applications. I teach 19 Kata, 18 are from the Matsubayashi Ryu lineage, the last is a version of Okan which was taught to me by Taba Sensei in 2012 with changes passed to me by Makino Sensei and Daiku-San in 2013.
RH Gutierrez, MD is a college professor who has taught Clinical Anatomy at the Doctoral level. He has been known as the Karate Dr in some martial arts circles since 2006 and is the author of various book based on his knowledge of Clinical Anatomy and experience traveling and training.
RH Gutierrez, MD was a student of Kensei Taba (10th dan of Matsubayashi Ryu) who awarded Dr. Gutierrez a dojo license in 2012.
Since 2013, RH Gutierrez, MD has been a student of Tamaki Sensei (9th dan whose picture is in the book "Essence of Okinawan Karate-do" by Shoshin Nagamine) and Tokashiki Sensei (8th dan) who run a Shorin Ryu Dojo in Naha, Okinawa.
Shorin Ryu Karate
Yamane Ryu Bojitsu
Injury and martial arts applications
Our Shorin Ryu comes directly from Okinawa, the birth place of Karate.
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RH Gutierrez, MD will be speaking about niche markets for the San Diego Inklings at the San Diego Central Library
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