Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Association's founder and visionary, Eihachi Ota Sensei. Born and raised in Okinawa, Ota Sensei has dedicated his entire life to the practice of traditional, Okinawan Karate. In 2016, Ota Sensei was honoured by his Okinawan colleagues and was awarded his 10th dan; the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a student of Karate. Ota Sensei's teachings and career have been followed over the years very closely by thousands of people all over the world. Below is a great documentary in which Ota Sensei talks about his upbringing and his humble Karate beginnings.
Ota Sensei's technique focuses on maximum power and resonance. His use of core strength to generate this power also transfers into his use of Okinawa weapons, such as the bo - as seen in the video below.
People want to hear what Ota Sensei has to say! From film to print, Ota has been published several times in all sorts of martial arts magazines.
OTA Sensei brings to our Dojo a very real sense of traditional, Okinawan Karate. His lifetime of training and dedication to the art has ben recognized the around the world and we're extremely proud to follow his valuable teachings.