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"Anyone can learn karate" .....
by Master Ansei Ueshiro
"Karate is a lifetime marathon" ..... by Master Shoshin Nagamine


Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate of Northern Virginia (Ueshiro NoVA) was founded in 2000 after a group of like-minded karateka decided to turn their shared interests of practicing traditional Okinawan Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do into an official club. Ueshiro NoVA is part of the umbrella organization Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate USA (USRKUSA) under the direction of Hanshi Robert Scaglione, Ju-Dan. Hanshi Scaglione was hand selected by our founder, Master Ansei Ueshiro, to continue to preserve and protect the history, traditions, methods, and integrity of Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do after Master Ueshiro passed away in 2002. Since our inception, Ueshiro NoVA has grown as a fitness-loving community and has adopted a holistic approach to our karate training. When you decide to join us, you too will gain access to our classes and system-wide events and, most importantly, to a group of like-minded individuals who are just as passionate about complete body fitness as you are!


  • To propagate the art of Shorin-Ryu Karate USA, its kata and techniques, as handed down by our founder Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro.

  • To preserve and protect the history, traditions, methods and integrity of SRKUSA.

  • To develop students to their maximum potential in body, mind and spirit; through courtesy, propriety, self-discipline and the ecstasy of hard work fostered by our dojo - the sacred training halls - of Shorin-Ryu Karate USA.

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