Renshinkan shorinji ryu is a traditional Japanese karate established by Isamo Tamotsu in 1949 and carried on today by his son Iwao Tamotsu in Kagoshima, Japan.   Gainesville's Renshinkan Martial Arts Academy enjoys a close relationship with the Japanese Renshinkan family.  Soke Iwao visits the Gainesville dojo periodically and students from the Academy competed in the 2005 International Renshinkan Competition in Kagoshima. Advancements in rank in Renshinkan shorinji ryu are authorized and certificated directly by Soke Iwao.

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Mt. Sakurajima as seen from the hills overlooking Kagoshima, Japan.

Soke at Honbu Dojo in Kagoshima ....click HERE

Soke in Gainesville....click HERE