The Shorin Ryu Karate Do Club of Portland, OR is dedicated to the teachings of karate-do as taught by Eizo Shimabukuro (sometimes referred to as Shobayashi Shorin Ryu.) Its powerful punches, kicks, and blocks, as well as agility in movements are what characterize Shorin Ryu. Ippon kumite (sparring) and kata (forms) are stressed to develop movement, technique, and power, to name a few. Karate-do has many benefits beyond self-defense, such as confidence, respect, and better health. Karate-do is more than just self defense, its a way of life.