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  • To Shorin Ryu Karatedo International: Sensei Juan Queris, with Winter Haven Budokai along with Michael Mitchell were honored to host a gathering of KarateDo Senseis and practitioners at the Doshi Kai held on March 12th, 2016 at the Budokai Headquarters in Winter Haven, Florida. The success of this event was due in large part to […]

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  • Kyoshi Patrick Beaumont wrote the following in response to Sensei Figgiani’s practical bunkai seminar held in Ireland, November 14-15 2015: On behalf of Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu International, I would like to thank Jerry Figgiani Sensei of Shorin Ryu Karatedo International for a fabulous training weekend in Ireland on the 14th and 15th of November. Figgiani Sensei is […]

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  • Friendship Training Weekend

    By David Hogsette | In News | on September 27, 2015

    For the weekend of September 18-20, the World Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Federation (WSKF) invited Sensei Jerry Figgiani to participate in a Kuro Obi Kai weekend (an advanced training session for 3rd Dan and above). Kyoshi Jeff Leistner and his wife Sensei Chris Leistner hosted this event at the Troy, Ohio, dojo. Sensei Figgiani was first inducted […]

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  • Cross Rank Certifications Available

    By Jerry Figgiani | In News | on August 4, 2015

    Yudansha members of Shorin Ryu Karatedo International will now be able to apply for cross rank certification from the Tokashiki Dojo in Okinawa. Please contact Sensei Jerry Figgiani for more information and rank fee schedule.

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  • Tamaki Sensei Named SRKDI Technical Director

    By Jerry Figgiani | In News | on August 4, 2015

    It is a great honor to announce that Tamaki Sensei is now the official Technical Director of Shorin Ryu Karatedo International. Sensei brings amazing skills, knowledge, and history to the organization. Tamaki Sensei is the most senior student to come out of the Nagamine Dojo, and I look forward to working with him in the […]

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  • Sensei Figgiani Receives 8th Dan Certificate

    By Jerry Figgiani | In News | on August 4, 2015

    On July 12, 2015, I was truly honored to receive an 8th Dan certificate from Takeshi Tamaki Sensei in Okinawa. This is definitely one of the highlights in my martial arts career.This honor culminated a week of training at the Tokashiki Dojo, in which we explored kihon, various kata, bo basics, and bo kata.

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  • SRKDI Yudansha Train in Okinawa

    By David Hogsette | In News | on August 3, 2015

    Under the leadership of Sensei Jerry Figgiani, SRKDI yudansha traveled to Okinawa in July 2015, where they visited many cultural sites and trained in the Tokashiki Dojo. This weeklong Shorin Ryu adventure included visits to such historical sites as Shurijo Castle, Nakagusuku Castle, and two Peace Memorial Parks honoring the brave military and civilian souls […]

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  • Sensei Jeff Mancilla expressed these words of enthusiastic appreciation for Sensei Jerry Figgiani’s Practical Bunkai workshop held February 28, 2015, at the Omine Karate Dojo in San Bruno, California:   Figgiani Sensei is a consummate martial artist. His karate skills are electric, and his knowledge of Matsubaysahi-ryu and Okinawan karate, in general, is very impressive. […]

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  • Sensei Jerry Figgiani recently returned from California after teaching action-packed seminars hosted by Sensei Jordan Duval of the Sunnyvale Shorin Ryu Karate Club and Sensei Jeff Mancilla of the Omine Dojo in San Bruno. Jerry Sensei had an absolute blast teaching fourteen hours of content-rich sessions and working with many amazingly dedicated karateka and senseis, […]

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  • Sensei Loeffler Reviews Sensei Figgiani’s Bunkai Workshop

    By Jerry Figgiani | In News | on December 7, 2014

    Sensei Prince Loeffler offered these enthusiastic words of endorsement for Sensei Jerry Figgiani’s Practical Bunkai workshop held on November 9, 2014, at the Shugyokan Dojo in Gardena, California:   The Bunkai Two Man drill Seminar held at the Shugyokan Dojo has been a resounding success, and I have heard a great deal of praise from […]

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