In 1988, Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō founded the Shinjinbukan School to preserve Ti (手) – the ancient Okinawan martial art, which preceded modern Karate. The Okinawan cultural heritage is also known as the Ryūkyū culture. Therefore, Onaga Kaichō's teachings are part of a living tradition.
Since 1991, Mr. Jimmy Mora has been a direct deshi (disciple) of Onaga Kaichō and has constantly traveled to Okinawa to continue his training. In 1996, Mr. Mora started teaching the Shinjinbukan Karate in the New York City metropolitan area through several volunteer programs.
In 2007, Mr. Jimmy Mora incorporated the Shinjinbukan Foundation as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation registered in New York State. The Shinjinbukan Foundation offers affordable classes in traditional Okinawan Karate, as a service to the community.
Our martial arts training provides a unique cultural experience for serious practitioners, such as Gasshuku (training camps) hosted in New York City, and other locations, including Okinawa, Japan.
Karate Dō wa Ryūkyū koyū no budō bunka de aru.
Karate Dō is the martial arts tradition of the Ryūkyū culture.
Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō
Shinjinbukan.org is a free resource sponsored by the Shinjinbukan Foundation. The statements on this site represent my own personal understanding of Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō's teachings. Therefore, I do not claim to speak on his behalf. As one more of his students, I am eager to share his living and oral traditions. Jimmy Mora.