SHORIN-RYU: The name for our base style of karate.
JU NAN SHORIN RYU: Our particular sub-style of Shorin-Ryu.
ORIGIN: Shuri, capitol city of the Ryuku Kingdom on the largest island of the Ryuku archipelago, Okinawa.
AGE: Originally formed by combining the White Crane and Shaolin Kung Fu systems from China with indigenous self-defense techniques of the Okinawins (called Te) following the invastion of Okinawa by the Shimazu clan from Japan in 1609.
ADULT BELT RANKS: (ascending order) White, Gold, Blue, Green, Purple, 3 Levels of Brown, 10 Degrees of Black Belt.
PARENT/CHILD BELT RANKS: (ascending order) White, Gold Stripe, Blue Stripe, Green Stripe, Purple Stripe