Mission Statement

To propagate the art of Shorin-Ryu Karate USA, its kata and techniques, as handed down by our founder Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro.

To preserve and protect the history, traditions, methods and integrity of Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate U.S.A.

To develop students to their maximum potential in body, mind and spirit; through courtesy, propriety, self-discipline and the ecstasy of hard work fostered by our dojo - the sacred training halls - of Shorin-Ryu Karate USA."

Celebrating 50 Years (1962-2012)

Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate U.S.A.

Ueshiro Hawaii Karate Dojo

Headed by Sensei Lorenzo Aguon, the Ueshiro Hawaii Karate Dojo offers training in traditional Okinawan Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate. With the main focus around the “KATA”, the Ueshiro Hawaii Karate Dojo caters to all willing to experience karate as an art. In doing so, one can incorporate the spiritual values, physical training, and emotional ties of the karate training with their everyday lives. Children, men, and women of all ages are welcome to train. With a strong focus on group training, individuals have a chance to grow stronger themselves. Though “karate” translates into “empty hand”, the Ueshiro Hawaii Karate Dojo gives individuals a chance to also experience training with weapons such as the staff, sais, tuifa, and nunchaku as they progress into the higher belt levels. As a member, students also have privileges to train at many of our other dojos located throughout the mainland and international locations. Together, all of our dojos unite to form the Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate U.S.A. Organization.