The Shobayashi Ryu Study Group is a small, informal gathering of individuals interested in pursuing the art handed down by Shimabukuro Eizo Hanshi. We utilize the framework developed by Bill Hayes Hanshi as our primary vehicle for study, but the the understanding that exploration is intended to go beyond that framework.

This study group most useful for individuals in traditional karate styles that already have a foundational understanding of their art. Bill Hayes’s methodology is a potent tool to open doors to old style karate, and us such can cause disruption in a person’s standardized training.

Admission to this group is usually obtained through the sponsorship of a known member or trusted sensei.


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