YAMASHITA INTERNATIONAL

3175 Goldstar Hwy Suite B, Mystic, Ct. 06355

(860)572-0430

Mystic Dojo
YAMASHITA SHORINRYU KARATEDO

Karate was developed form a combination of southern Chinese martial arts and the native Okinawan art of Te. The word Karate is derived from two characters which mean empty and hand; therefore, Karate can be translated as the way of the empty hand.  The style of Karate taught at Yamashita International Karate – Mystic Dojo is Okinawan Shorin-Ryu.


Shorin-Ryu Karate is one of the most traditional, well respected, and popular styles of karate in the world.  It is one of two styles formally systematized in Okinawa, Japan and considered by some to have had the most influential impact on the development of all modern karate systems.