"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.