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The Shuri Karate Dojo is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and education of the martial arts and its traditions. We strive to be a reputable and respected dojo, dedicated to preserving the classical style of Shitoryu Karatedo founded on the small Japanese island of Okinawa by Master Kenwa Mabuni (1899-1952) and continued with his son Kenzo Mabuni (1927-2005), which we study on an independant basis away from the karate politics of some larger associations.

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Carter-sensei has affiliation to the National Martial Arts Association (USA) an organisation with no stylistic boundaries. Their belief is that martial artists must come together to train hard and yet still have fun, while at the same time learning from each other. Their principles are based upon those set forth by the late Soke Richard P. Baillargeon, founder of the National Karate Jiu-Jitsu Union; that all ranks and titles must be earned the old-fashioned way, through sweat and hard work. NMAA accepts all legitimate traditionally-based and modern martial arts styles from karatedo, taekwondo, jiujitsu, judo, aikido, MMA, kickboxing, Chinese arts and others.

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Carter-sensei has affiliation to the Takahashi-ha no Ryukyu Shuri-te Karate-do who follow the traditional ancestry of it's founders, teaching strong effective traditional Karate-Do with the utmost respect and purpose.

Garry O'Connor Hanshi - Judan - 10th Dan, conducts formal instruction in the classic art of Karate-Do. On March 14th 2011, Sensei O'Connor was awarded his Hanshi Certification and the traditional grade of Judan- 10th Dan and has been officially recognised as the legitimate traditional inheritor of Takahashi-ha no Ryukyu Shuri-te Karate-do from O'Sensei Kentsu Takahashi Soke, (1900-1994).

Carter-sensei is the UK and France official representative for O'Connor Hanshi and the Takahashi-ha no Ryukyu Shuri-te Karate-do.

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