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Sensei, Thank you for speaking with me today. I will make every effort to attend the USA Nationals in June. I will you a private email. I remember being in your Japan dojo. Respectfully
Franklin Beale
Flagstaff, AZ
- Friday, November 30, 2018 at 14:45:50 (PST)
Hanshi Arigato Gozaimasu Kono tegami Masanobu
Masanobu yoshimaru
Sapporo Hokaido, Japan
- Monday, October 22, 2018 at 14:36:27 (MST)
Sensei, I really enjoyed my 2 days of training with you. I will practice the katas you taught me. Richard
Richard Lawrence
Franklin, KY
- Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 16:21:16 (MST)
Tomas I am hello at Tokudai. I am teaching Ogasawara Shorinjiryu here. Long times I not see you Yoshi 6Dan
Yoshi Yamada
Sendai, Japan
- Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:30:49 (MST)
I guess my first comment did not take place cuz I forgot to put my name in. I'm still punching and kicking after 42 years thanks to you. You told us I think was probably 40 years ago that you will teach his enough to keep us busy for the rest of our lives. Well I'm still working on it haven't got it down right yet thank you sir.
Tim maron
- Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 21:21:52 (MST)
TEKUSUI GIVE ME A CALL (731) 645-0352
- Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 08:39:15 (MST)
Our 53rd Annual Ogasawara-ha Shorinjiryu Shiai is 9 June 2018 Eastview Civic Center Eastview, TN. Please Attend (7312) 645-0352
Thomas Cauley
- Friday, May 04, 2018 at 08:42:35 (MST)
Greetings from the University of Georgia Budokai to karatedoka throughout the world. Let's continue to train diligently in 2018!
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Monday, January 08, 2018 at 08:50:51 (MST)
Sensei Cauley. Amazing what you come across on the internet. Deepest respect and gratitude for a lifestyle foundation that has remained with me throughout the years.
Jacksonville, North Carolina United States
- Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:07:13 (MST)
Cauley Sensei Just found your website on line. Thank you for teaching me at The University of Maryland and Karate at the Laurel Dojo.
Jacob Svizzero
Laurel, MD
- Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 08:51:40 (MST)
Hello to Hanshi Cauley from the Ogasawara Dojo at Morioka. I am send you private mail. My father Shoen spoke highly about you as his Kobudo student. Fukuda
Kiyoshi Fukuda
Morioka, Japan
- Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 18:50:10 (MST)
I am happy I can find you. I can remember the Kusuo Hosokawa and your Strong Judo. My 1964 Olympic event was The Greco Wrestling I send my email private Hanaue
Toshio Hanaue
Shinjuku, Japan
- Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 15:15:47 (MST)
hello from the rokunohe ogasawara dojo of the shorinjiryu. ryoichi
ryoichi hasegawa
rokunohe, japan
- Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at 10:37:54 (MST)
Sensei I was elated to have had the opportunity to visit with you last week. Thank You Robert VA Director
Robert A Slawter
Bristol , VA
- Monday, July 17, 2017 at 12:57:23 (MST)
For old students who have lost Contact: Thomas Cauley 8th Dan Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo Ogasawara-Style Chief Instructor, International Division Isshinkaikan Institute 149 West Court Avenue Selmer, Tennessee 38375 (731) 645-0352
Thomas Cauley
Selmer, TN
- Monday, July 03, 2017 at 11:00:14 (MST)
Greetings sensei. How are you doing? Was courious as to where you we're these days. Found you on-line a while back and told Karen Hall. My family asked why I hadn't contacted you yet and I didn't know. Good to see you're still carrying on your good work. Thank you for all you do.
Cyndi propes
harbeson, de usa
- Monday, June 12, 2017 at 16:09:35 (MST)
OSU Just wanted to wish Sensei Cauley Happpy Birthday God Bless You Sir. OSU.
Dennis Holiday
Rittman, Ohio USA
- Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 06:57:07 (MST)
Cauley Hanshi Thank you for working with me on my kata during last week's visit to your USA Honbu. In Respect Robert
Robert Hawkind
Kansas City, KS
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 17:23:28 (MST)
Behalf of Ogasawara family congratulations at 60 years on 13 March 2017. Atode
Satoru Narita
Gonohe, Japan
- Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 09:31:07 (MST)
Tomu Karate of Ogasawara Shorinjiryu On your 60 years Congratulations at 13 March Kenji
Yoshimura Kenji
Misawa, Japan
- Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 07:25:09 (MST)
Cauley Hanshi A handshake from SoHonbu of Ogasawara Karate dojo. I am teacher of Miko Watanabe who are Christain Missionary and who visited your dojo One week ago. She is fine Shodan in my dojo branch of Ogasawara Shorinjiryu
Chiyomi Sato
Misawa, Japan
- Thursday, February 09, 2017 at 20:58:20 (MST)
Minasan Oshogatsu Omideito Happy New Year Heisei 29 Sato
Jiro Sato
Kamiya-Mura, Japan
- Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:56:47 (MST)
For all student wish for you Merry Christmas and Oshogatsu Omideito
Ogasawara Teikeishiro
Shinaka, Japan
- Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 19:27:48 (MST)
Etal Karatedo Quarterly Seminar and Annual Examination for Rank (Kyu/Dan) A letter or Email delineating particulars and fees are forthcoming. Coordinate with USA National Director and Regional Directors. Kind regards Thomas (Tom) Cauley Chief, International Director
Thomas Cauley
Selmer, TN
- Wednesday, October 05, 2016 at 07:24:06 (MST)
Arigato Tomu
Hidehiko Ogawa
Wakiyama-Mura, Japan
- Monday, September 26, 2016 at 18:45:34 (MST)
I want to personally invite our Ogasawara-Ha Shorinjiryu Karate-Do and Yuishinkai Kobudo Students to the September 9-10 Shugyo. The Venue is the Isshinkaikan in Selmer, TN Please contact USA National Director, Dr. Wayne VanHorne for particulars. Kindest Regards
Thomas Cauley
Ramer, TN
- Friday, August 19, 2016 at 09:08:09 (MST)
Cauley Kyoshi Thank you for lengthy ema at Jomon NE JP I am teaching these days at Tohoku Daigaku For History of World I reflect happily about our graduate days At Tohoku. You are still highly regarded in Japan. Atode
Taro Takada
- Monday, July 11, 2016 at 10:32:23 (MST)
The 2016 Shiai and Banquet were held in Selmer, Tennessee on June 11, 2016. Teachers and students from Cedar Rapids, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Athens, and Selmer were in attendance. Thomas Cauley, 8th Dan, Director of the International Division, the USA Director Wayne Van Horne, Southern Director Brad Cahoon, Northern Director Mark Louis, and Central Director George Lincoln all attended. The Shiai was dedicated to Dr. David E. Jones, who passed away in January 2016. Along with competition the Shiai featured demonstrations of collateral training in Judo and Aikido. Thanks to all who participated!
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 09:42:25 (MST)
The venue for the USA Nationals has been changed to EASTVIEW Civic Center Registration begins at 9AM. Saturday June 11th T C
Thomas Cauley
- Friday, May 20, 2016 at 08:03:16 (MST)
Congratulations to the graduates of my Health and Human Performance and Karatedo sidebar at the University of Tennessee, Martin McNairy Selmer Campus. Thomas Cauley Ph.D.
Dr. Thomas E. Cauley
Selmer, TN
- Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 10:52:22 (MST)
Thanks to Van Horne Sensei for leading today's joint training of the Yamakan and Budokai dojos at the University of Georgia.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 14:28:40 (MST)
Ogasawara-Ha Shorinjiryu-Ryu Karate-Do Yuishinkai. Kobudo 51st Annual USA National Shiai University on Tennessee Martin McNairy Campus, Selmer, TN 11 June 2016. Registration 9AM Dedicated to: Late Professor David E. Jones Awards Dinner at Eastview Civic Center following Shiai Contact: Dr. Thomas Cauley Chief International Division
Thomas Cauley
Ramer, TN
- Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 11:10:00 (MST)
Kyoshi Otanjobi omedeito gozaimasu Ogasawara
Ogasawara Teikeishiro
Ogawara, Japan
- Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 10:37:23 (MST)
Happy Birthday Sensei Cauley from the Torakan Dojo . God Bless
Dennis Holiday
Rittman , Ohio USA
- Friday, April 01, 2016 at 08:53:04 (MST)
I are hello Cauley San from Sunao Yasuda long times ago in Misawa Japan. I can see the web for Shorinjiryu Sunao Yasuda Ichinohe
Yasuda. Sunao
Ichinohe-Shi, Japan
- Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11:25:13 (MST)
Cauley Sensei I stumbled onto your website last week. I am excited to re-establish contact with you. I would fly into Misawa Air Base, Japan With the VP squadron at Moffet Field, Ca And trained with you (when Tim Maron, Dave Proulx,Dick Greene, Ron Puro and others were your students. I will email you my contact information. My greatest memories were when you took us To practice with your Sensei, Tokushiro Ogasawara. I would like to visit with you at your USA Hombu. With much respect Ron San Jose, California
Ron Radinski
San Jose, CA
- Monday, March 07, 2016 at 09:18:19 (MST)
Kyoshi I am to be visit about July to Nashville Tennessee at opryland and want to visit you at USA hombu and share the Karate with you. Noguchi Kamisunagawa, Japan 033
Hideo Noguchi
Kamisunagawa, Japan
- Tuesday, March 01, 2016 at 09:21:53 (MST)
Kyoshi Cauley Thank you for 11 June 2016 United States National Shiai in Tennessee. I am check for to come and attend from our Sohombu in Japan Arose Satoru
Narita Satoru
Shikanaku, Japan
- Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 07:17:16 (MST)
Shihan I would appreciate the opportunity to visit your USA Hombu. I plan to be in Tennessee The first week in March. I will call you this weekend. Respectfully Stephen
Stephen Bright
Fredericksburg, TX
- Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at 07:30:50 (MST)
Shihan Cauley I was Sandan at Ogasawara Sohombu When you are at dojo. I will call you soon as I want to be going to America and like to visit with you In May Atode Taro
Taro Yokota
Misawa, Japan
- Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 20:16:16 (MST)
Cauley Kyoshi Akemashita Omedeto Ichinohe-Shi, Japan
Sunao Yoshimura
- Monday, January 18, 2016 at 09:32:46 (MST)
Osu! The Sabakukan dojo in San Diego had keiko hajime yesterday, to coincide with Cauley Hanshi s seminar in Ten. Happy New Year; may we all live mindfully in budo this year. Ganbatte to all.
Randy Brooks
San Diego, CA USA
- Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 11:39:50 (MST)
Minasan Happy 2016 to all International Students Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu T. Ogasawara Sohonbu
Ogasawara Teikeishiro
Shikanaka, Japan
- Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 18:54:32 (MST)
Just wanted to wish everyone Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From the Torakan Dojo God Bless You all OSU.
Dennis Holiday
Rittman, Ohio USA
- Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 09:05:32 (MST)
I am speak to Ogasawara Soke early today. I am ask that I can come to America about next fall. Thank you for email Kenji
Kenji Kamura
Tanabu, Japan
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 11:53:30 (MST)
Kyoshi It was good to talk to you tonight when Hanshi Ogasawara called you. I teach English at Tawada Kokosei. Long time since I see you. Ganbatte kudu sai Atode Taro
Taro Tomita
Tawada, Japan
- Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 19:26:12 (MST)
Thank you for entertaining me last week. I will practice kata.
Mike Mulligan
Fargo , ND
- Monday, October 19, 2015 at 06:48:57 (MST)
I am happy to announce your membership in the Waseda University Alumni Association The Shuyukai. Greetings Jun Iwamura
Jun Iwamura
Shinjuku, Nippon
- Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 19:29:07 (MST)
Kyoshi Cauley It was a pleasure to meet you at UT last year. I will email you to ascertain when will be a good time to visit your dojo. Regards Wesley
Wesley Anderson
Knoxville, TN
- Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 16:55:29 (MST)
Cauley Kyoshi I am hello by the Shikanaka ward of Misawa-Shi, Aomoriken. Ogasawara Hanshi gave me contacting For you. I am work at Sawada English School to help with koseiki shohon for Japan people. Hiroshi I are the Rokudan at the Sohonbu. Atode
Hiroshi Ishiyama
Shikanaka, Japan
- Friday, August 28, 2015 at 18:29:50 (MST)
I am found this pages and was in the Ogasawara dojo with Mr. Cauley about 1967. Hello from Ogawara dojo of the Ogasawara. I am send the Email. Taro
Taro Yoshimaru
Ogawara, Japan
- Monday, August 24, 2015 at 17:39:28 (MST)
Cauley Hanshi Thanks for your help with Yonegawa no Kon last week at your dojo Robert
Robert Strickland
Pittsburgh, PA
- Monday, August 17, 2015 at 19:16:09 (MST)
Hello from Morioka Dojo of Shorinjiryu
Eiji Oshiro
Morioka, Japan
- Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 10:50:12 (MST)
Kyoshi Cauley I am glad to get your email about Karate in International school. We learned in the same Dojo of Ogasawara Jiro, Hanshi. I am now working in Philadelphia teaching Opthomologiy at Temple University. I would like to visit with you in the Winter on my break. I will send you a message with my contact information. Atode Seikeichi
Seikichi Murayama
Osaka, Japan
- Friday, July 24, 2015 at 17:12:17 (MST)
We are the same class at Waseda Daigaku in about 1963. I am happy to find you again after so long ago. I am send you email soon. Nobuko Fuchu-Shi, Japan
Nobuko Tachibana
Fuchu, Japan
- Monday, July 13, 2015 at 19:34:39 (MST)
Sensei Cauley Just saw this site and got your email address. We attended Waseda University together in the early 60's. I learned that you are starting your 59th year of Karate. I will email you soon. Daniel Haas Tyler, Texas
Daniel Haas
Tyler, TX
- Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at 06:23:19 (MST)
Thanks to Hanshi Cauley and all who participated in and helped organize the annual U.S. National Shiai!
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 13:52:08 (MST)
Sensei Cauley is a pleasure. I want to let you know than Sensei Jose Enrique is living in Alamogordo NM, Italk to him often, (575)491-5632 This is his phone number. God bless you Sensei. Cesar
Cesar A Obeso
Roswell, NM USA
- Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 21:21:47 (MST)
Sensei Cauley I hope that you are doing well. Martin
Martin Svizzero
Dover, DE
- Friday, June 12, 2015 at 15:12:57 (MST)
Cauley Sensei Just to see where you are and how you are doing. I was your student in 1978 here in Alexandria At your Truman Ave. dojo. I will email you personally. I would also like to visit with you. Respectfully, Zach
Zach Edgren
Alexandria, LA
- Monday, June 08, 2015 at 06:07:00 (MST)
Kyoshi Cauley will host United States National Shorinjiryu Karatedo Shiai at University of Tennessee at Selmer on 20 June 2015 We are attempt to send Japan student Jiro Sato Sohonbu
Jiro Sato
Shikanaka, Japan
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 10:18:10 (MST)
Sensei Hope you remember me at Fuchu Air Station, Japan. We were both Judoka under Kusuo Hosokawa. I remember you at the Worldwide Judo tournament 1962. I found you through a mutual Judoka, Joe Stiner. I will try to make your 20 June USA Nationals. Respectfully Randy
Randy Adamson
Newburn, NC
- Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 13:13:31 (MST)
I will send you a personal email. I was a classmate with you at Tohoku Daigaku (Tokudai) and was on the University Karatedo team with you. I run a Japanese Industry here. I would appreciate the opportunity to visit you. Atode Kanemitsu
William Kanemitsu
Green River, OR
- Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 19:32:00 (MST)
Long year before we are Shimizu dojo at same times about 1961. I find the web site on Japan.Web Hello from Ichiro
Ichiro Kaneshiro
Fuchu-mura, Nippon
- Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at 11:02:55 (MST)
Greet to Mr Cauley We are do Kobudo same times by Fukuda Hanshi In Aomori Ken at Hachinohe-Shi Best wish Yamada
Yoshi Yamada
Hachinohe, Japan
- Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at 08:30:28 (MST)
Cesar See if you locate Joae Enrique in Roswell or his daughter and son Pepe My students since 1970 Thomas Cauley International Director Ogasawara-Ha Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo
Thomas Cauley
Selmer, TN
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 18:48:40 (MST)
Enrique dias, are you from Roswell NM ? I am living here too
Cesar Obeso
Roswell, NM USA
- Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 13:43:09 (MST)
Hello from Masanao at Ichinohe-shi. Thinking of together we training
Masanao Yamada
Ichi hoe, Japan
- Monday, April 27, 2015 at 07:29:05 (MST)
Sensei Cauley Please let me know some information. About the USA Nationals in June I want to attend Enrique Dias New Mexico State Director Roswell I wll call you
Enrique Dias
- Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 16:14:31 (MST)
Hello Shihan I am send greet of Euko who are you Practice partner many time at the Honbu of my uncle Tokushiro Ogasawara Thanking you for long friendship Yasuda
Yasuda Euko
Misawa-Shi, Japan
- Friday, April 24, 2015 at 12:22:37 (MST)
Greeting Shihan Cauley, International Director from Roberto Olivas the National Director, Nicaragua
Roberto Olivas
Managua, Nicaragua
- Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 08:35:42 (MST)
Cauley Sensei, I will try to attend USA National Shiai of June in Tennessee Rafael J. Pena Brazil National Director 6Dan
Rafael Pena
Braslia, Brazil
- Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 14:15:30 (MST)
Cauley Sensei, Just a quick note to say that I certainly hope that you are progressing well. Will always keep you and Brenda in my thoughts! Best regards, Scott
Scott Rogers
Severn, MD USA
- Friday, April 17, 2015 at 09:41:31 (MST)
Thomas (Tomoishi). Anata ga Kaniza seizunsha. Omedeito Gozaimasu Ogasawara
Teikeishiro Ogasawara
Kamit-cho, Japan
- Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 17:00:48 (MST)
I find this website and was dojo mate of Mister Thomas Cauley at Waseda University 1962. I am do Shorinjiryu in Yokohama. Renjiro Kanemitsu President, Kodoshuku Company Yokohama, Japan
Renjiro Kanemitsu
Yokohama, Japan
- Thursday, April 09, 2015 at 05:30:54 (MST)
Osu God Bless everyone . He has Risen
Dennis Holiday
Rittman , Oh USA
- Sunday, April 05, 2015 at 07:58:24 (MST)
To Hanshi Thomas Cauley The Sohonbu of Ogasawara Send get well wish Sato
Jiro Sato
Kamita-cho, Japan
- Friday, April 03, 2015 at 16:00:16 (MST)
Happy Birthday Sensei Cauley! It was very good to speak to you the other day. May God bless you with a speedy and complete recovery from your surgery and grant you many more birthdays to come! It was good to talk about the training at The Circuit Breaker at Misawa Air Base and all the great students who trained there, many of which hopefully will attend the Shiai this year. All the best to you and Brenda! Best Regards- Bill Kreiling
Bill Kreiling
Wadsworth, OH USA
- Friday, April 03, 2015 at 10:16:47 (MST)
OSU Mr. Cauley Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday From the Torakan Dojo and Mr. Kreiling. God Bless. OSU
Dennis Holiday
Rittman, Ohio USA
- Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at 11:30:58 (MST)
Wishing Hanshi Cauley speed of recover from prostate no gan Ogasawara Jun
Jun Ogasawara
Takatsugu , Japan
- Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 09:08:32 (MST)
Hanshi Cauley Ogasawara Soke say you soon have Shuzetsu. Shoganai
Hiroshi Tomita
Ichinohe, Japan
- Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:41:44 (MST)
For the 58 year of Karatedo Omideito. Masanao Kamikita
Ogasawara masanao
Rokunohe, Japan
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 19:00:13 (MST)
Congratulating Mr. Cauley celebrating 58 years of Karatedo on March 13th Satoru Narita Ogasawara Shorinjiryu Karatedo Kamita, Japan Sohonbu
Satoru Narita
Kamita, Japan
- Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 06:16:00 (MST)
Thanks to Cauley Hanshi for leading a seminar at his dojo on March 6 and 7. Students from Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, and Iowa attended.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Monday, March 09, 2015 at 05:08:58 (MST)
Cauley Sensei, Thank you for spending time with me March 3rd at your Honbu in Tennessee. We are moving to Savannah, Tennessee In May this year. I want to pursue Karatedo with you once we get Settled. Respectfully Don
Don Easterling
Salem, VA
- Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 18:51:26 (MST)
I am find Hanshi Cauley on Japan-links directory I am long ago practice Shorinjiryu Budo with him about 1962 at the Waseda Daigaku. Shibaraku desu Hiroshi
Hiroshi Fukuda
Kogawara, Japan
- Friday, February 20, 2015 at 19:50:34 (MST)
I will call Kyoshi Cauley about a visit to your USA National Dojo during the summer and if is okay to train. Masanao NOVEN Miami
Masanao Nakayama
Miami, FL
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 06:35:13 (MST)
Thank you for establishing contact. I will try to make your Shiai in June. Saburo Hashimoto General Practice 5th Dan Ogasawara Shorinjiryu
Hashimoto Saburo
Philadelphia, PA
- Monday, January 26, 2015 at 09:19:07 (MST)
Thanking Thomas Cauley, International Director From Watkowski, Poland National Director My National membership.dues are sent to you for send to Japan. We are long time friends since 1967. Dr. Tom Watkowski
Thomas Watkowski
Elblag, Poland
- Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 19:21:55 (MST)
I learned about you by speaking to One of your old students from Japan named Toshio Maruei. I would appreciate an opportunity to visit your Dojo and to talk about Shorinjiryu. I will phone you this week. Respectfully Charles
Charles Nash
Nashville, TN USA
- Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at 19:53:28 (MST)
Oshogatsu Omedeito Happy New Year Ogasawara Teikeishiro
Ogasawara T.
Kamita-Mura, Japan
- Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 19:47:03 (MST)
On behalf of the Sohonbu, Japan Happy Holidays to our dojos around the World. Thomas Cauley Chief, International Division
Thomas Cauley
- Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 13:16:02 (MST)
OSU Just wanted to wish all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Torakan Dojo OSU. God Bless.
Dennis Holiday
Rittman, Ohio USA
- Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 10:43:30 (MST)
Kyoshi Cauley I hope you remember me at Misawa, Japan in 1974-1978 I was your student and you carry me many times to Ogasawara dojo. I happy you are still teach Karate. Toshio
Toshio Marui
Noheji, Japan
- Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 15:42:54 (MST)
Thank you for nice email about past trip to Tennessee. We are hard for practice by Shorinji-Ryu at Sohonbu. My best wish and thank for translation of notes and instructions in English. Ganbatte Jiro
Jiro Sato
Kamita, Japan
- Thursday, December 04, 2014 at 13:25:26 (MST)
OSU Sensei!! Hope all is well with your Judo dojo and of course with you. If I was back there I would definately be in that class. Mr Krieling, your email doesn't seem to work for me. You can email me if you wish: Tim Maron
Tim Maron
- Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at 09:37:22 (MST)
Sensei Cauley. I enjoyed my practice at your Tennessee Isshinkaikan. Thank you for fixing my Kata. I will visit again when I come back from Japan to visit my Mother. I reflect with pleasure at our time together in Japan at Ogasawara Honbu. I now teach Japanese at a local college. Kenichi
Yasuda Kenichi
Asheville, NC
- Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 15:34:57 (MST)
Greetings to all my fellow Ogasawara-ha Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo brothers and sisters! I feel it is important explain my lack of communication with my Sensei Tom Cauley and Mr. Anthony Masucci for these past few years. As well as my absence from attendance at tournaments, seminars and special training sessions. I have been a student of Shorinjiryu karatedo since 1974 when I was stationed at Misawa Air Base, Japan with the US Air Force. I have many fond memories of the austere training on "The Hill" at the Circuit Breaker dojo with sensei Cauley from 1974-76. My lack of activity and training with my student Dennis Holiday at his Rittman Ohio branch dojo and my lack of activity in the association has been due to a debilitating hip and leg condition causing intense pain and discomfort. I simply cannot do what I would like to do physically and it causes me great mental stress to face that fact. I am paying the price for 40 plus years of stressing my joints and ligaments. About three years ago I started experiencing pain in my right knee that prevents me from walking correctly, let alone being able to kick. After being very active for many years and teaching hundreds of students in several locations I have been forced to face the facts, I'm getting old! I realize many older karateka are able to continue their training, even on a limited basis, however I cannot. It is with much disappointment and regret that I can no longer be an active student/instructor. I want to extend my best regards to all my fellow Shorinjiryu brethren and wish you all a very pleasant Holiday Season. Please feel free to email me at: Osu- Bill Kreiling
Bill Kreiling
Wadsworth, OH USA
- Friday, November 21, 2014 at 14:12:09 (MST)
The Kodokokan Judo class named HOSOKAWA JUDO DOJO after my Sensei Hosokawa at Fuchu Air Station, Japan in the early 60's. We host 15 students at my ISSHINKAIKAN Institite of Ogasawara-Ha Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo. Kind regards, TC
Thomas (Tom) Cauley
- Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 15:12:37 (MST)
Thanks to Cauley Hanshi for leading the Oct. 24 & 25 seminar to review kata and train for officiating competition. Participants came from Iowa, Ohio, Georgia, and Tennessee.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, Georgia United States
- Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 12:15:07 (MST)
A formal Kodokan Judo class will begin on Tuesdays & Fridays at the Isshinkaikan in Selmer, TN. First class is Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 6PM. All interested - Please submit. Thomas Cauley Director (731) 645-0352
Thomas Cauley
Ramer, TN
- Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 06:07:27 (MST)
Hello for all Ogasawara style for Internationale family Sasaburo
Sasaburo Sasasawa
Gonohe, Japan
- Saturday, October 04, 2014 at 07:09:08 (MST)
I am now finding the Karatedo site. I am practice same dojo with Mister Cauley at Souhonbu at Aomori ken at the Shikanaka. I am always at Shorinjiryu. keigo Ken'ichi
Yamamoto Ken'ichi
Sannohe-Mura, Japan
- Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 11:55:28 (MST)
Cauley Kyoshi, Thank you for kindness extended to me on my visit to your dojo in Selmer. I enjoyed the session on Kata. I am now on the way to see my parents in Osaka, Japan. I will visit again on my return. Atode, Sunao
Sunao Tachibana
Symrna, TN
- Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:59:23 (MST)
I am fireman at Furamaki and did the Karate with Mr. Thomas Cauley when he were a 7th Dan in Karate. I can remember him with glad. Chiyomi 6Dan Shotokan
Chiyomi Sumi
Furamaki-Shi, Japan
- Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 12:49:20 (MST)
Thanks to Van Horne Sensei and the students at the Yamakan for hosting members of the Budokai dojo for a seminar yesterday. We reviewed many of the kata taught recently by Cauley Hanshi.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Sunday, September 07, 2014 at 06:39:30 (MST)
I am old student of Jiro Okada at Shimizu dojo, Fuchu-Mura, Japan. I remember when Thomas Cauley came to Japan in 1961. We were dojo partners. I am happy to see he is still teaching Karatedoh after all this years. I live now in Smyrna, Tennessee and working for Nissan Motor Inc. I will visit Mr. Cauley at his dojo in Tennessee. I already telephoned him and will visit again after returning from Japan and my vacation. Atode, Sunao
Sunao Tachibana
Fuchu-Mura, Japan
- Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 12:12:41 (MST)
I see on Japan Web Links hello to Cauley 8dan We did Shorinjiryu in Karibasawa in Japan also Sohonbu of Jiro Ogasawara.
Kenji Koriyama
Karibasawa, Japan
- Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 08:58:15 (MST)
Hello for Cauley Kyoshi as I can remember you from Tohoku Daigaka in Sendai and in a same Karate dojo as you. I know learn about web site from ato Jiro of Sohonbu. Taro Fujita 7Dan
Taro Fujita
Kamisunagawa, Japan
- Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12:42:59 (MST)
Congratulating Doctor Wayne VanHorne as USA National Director, Doctor Brad Cahoon as the USA Southern Yudanshakai and to Mister Karret Cooper as the USA National West Coast Yudanshakai and Mister Mark Louis as the USA National Northern Yudanshakai and to Mister George Lincoln as the USA Central Yudanshakai and to Doctor Thomas Cauley still serving us as the International Director. T. Ogasawara Soke, General Director
Ogasawara Teikeishiro
Kamita-cho, Japan
- Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 06:02:43 (MST)
Thank you to Thomas Cauley, Chief Instructor of the International Division for hosting and teaching an excellent seminar in Selmer, Tennessee on August 2, 2014. All of the attendees wil work diligently to practice the curriculum you taught us.
Wayne Van Horne
Atlanta, GEorgia USA
- Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 06:50:40 (MST)
Aloha sensei! How have you been? Anyway, still plugging away at Toyama Ryu Batto jutsu. Bob Elder
bob elder
orlando, fl csa
- Monday, July 21, 2014 at 14:42:20 (MST)
Osu! I would like to thank Cooper Sensei and Brooks Sensei for a great 2014 West Coast Gasshuku with intense, insightful training! Special thanks to Cooper Sensei and his students for coming down a long way from San Francisco!
Martin Wagner
San Diego, CA USA
- Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 11:16:39 (MST)
Mark Dimond
Melbourne, FL USA
- Friday, July 18, 2014 at 18:31:28 (MST)
Thanks for working special with American Legion Post162!
James Pruitt
Stantonville, Tn USA
- Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 11:27:41 (MST)
May I urge members to attend our Austere training and consortium in Tennessee on 2 August 2014? Several promotions and appointments. Thomas Cauley KYOSHI Chief Instructor International Division
Thomas (Tom) Cauley
- Sunday, July 06, 2014 at 14:13:01 (MST)
On behalf of Hanshi Ogasawara (General Director) and the entire Ogasawara-Ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo family congratulations to Dr . Wayne VanHorne on his promotion to 7th Dan. TE Cauley International Director
Thomas Cauley
- Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 13:25:36 (MST)
Congratulations to all who participated in the US National Shiai in Sevierville, Tennessee, on June 14. and thanks for Mark Louis and the Aki-Kan Dojo for coordinating an excellent event.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA United States
- Monday, June 16, 2014 at 14:03:18 (MST)
Hello to 44 nations with Ogasawara-Ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo. Ogasawara Hanshi visited England, Ireland, Greece along with New York, Chicago and Selmer, Tennessee with Kyoshi Cauley. I practice with him for many year in Japan. Sunao Yoshida Rokudan
Sunao Yoshida
Osaka, Japan
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 08:52:50 (MST)
The USA National Ogasawara-ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo and Yuishinkai Kobudo Shiai is scheduled for 14 June 2014 at the Governors Inn, Pigeon Forge, TN. The Aki-Kan Fairfield, Ohio is the host. Closed tournament T. Cauley Chief Instructor, International Division
Thomas Cauley
- Thursday, May 01, 2014 at 08:08:35 (MST)
We now back to Honbu at Kamita-Cho. You were good host for short visit to your dojo for Tennessee on last Sunday. Atode. Sato Jiro Kokusai Shihan Hachjidan
- Monday, April 21, 2014 at 13:42:17 (MST)
Cauley Kyoshi, Thank you for so much kindness on our visit at your dojo at Tennessee. We arrived in Tokyo at Narita today. Tokeishiro
Andoh Ogasawara
Kamita-Cho, Japan
- Friday, April 18, 2014 at 08:38:22 (MST)
Dear Mr. Cauley Along with Jiro Sato I will visit your USA Hombu, in Tennessee on Sunday the April 13, 2014. I will be there about three hours that day and then we will be leaving Memphis, Tennessee that evening to fky to California and the next day to return to Japan. We have visited the dojos in England, Ireland and in Greece then to New York dojo and then to the Chicago to see Mr. Horne. Thank you for allowing us to share with you again the Shorinjiryu Karate-doh. Kind thanks, Teikeishiro (Andoh) Ogasawara
Teikeishiro Ogasawara
Kamita-Cho, Japan
- Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 13:45:38 (MST)
Sensei Cauley, Thank you for spending quality time with me at your dojo> Visit again soon
Martin Schmidt
New Albany, MS
- Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 08:25:42 (MST)
Very good website. I remember Mr.Cauley when he was at the Ogasawara Jiro dojo in Aomori-Ken. I practiced many hours with him and Chiyomi Sumi who is a fireman now. I am from Noheiji but now am in the United States and live in New York teaching elementary Japanese. I will visit you in a month in Tennessee. Okamoto
Yoshin Okamoto
Noheiji, Japan
- Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 19:00:14 (MST)
Best wish for Ms. Seymour and Mr. Duncan for promotion Sato Jiro
Jiro Sato
Kamita-cho, Japan
- Friday, March 28, 2014 at 09:15:35 (MST)
Sensei Cauley I thoroughly enjoyed my visit with you on Saint Patrick's Day at your International Honbu in Tennessee. Thank you for working kata with me.
Sidney Peel
Savannah, GA
- Monday, March 17, 2014 at 09:48:32 (MST)
Kyoshi Cauley, Thank you for sharing your Karatedo with me last week. I will re-visit at my earliest opportinity. Congratulations on your 57th year in Karatedo. Robert
Robert Curtis
Knoxville, TN
- Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 07:37:25 (MST)
To Tomas Cauley the Ph.D. at Tokudai in Sendai about 1977. I am your fraternal brother and fellow Karatedo-ka. I am now visiting the United States in Tennessee. For that reason I am glad to visit with you at your dojo. Otodei, Yoshi
Yoshi Yamada
Sendai, Japan
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 14:02:01 (MST)
Karate-Do of Ogasawara Teikeishiro hello to Isshinkaikan-America Yasuda Ueko. 5dan
Shikanaka, Japan
- Friday, January 31, 2014 at 19:37:33 (MST)
It was nice to run across Mr. Cauley and to have had the chance to have some one-on-one time in Shorinjiryu Karate-Do. Domo Arigato Sensei
Martin Sheffler
Mobiile, AL
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:15:32 (MST)
I was happy to find this site. I am knowing Mr. Cauley since about 1967 at Tohoku Daigaku (Tokudai) and was a fellow student and Karate mate. Kenji Ueno
Kenji Ueno
Aomori, Japan
- Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at 10:56:45 (MST)
Mr. Cauley, Thank you for your kindness on my visit to your dojo and to your business. A beautiful store. I will visit again at my earliest chance. Rick Godan, Shudokan Karate-Do Huntsville, Alabama
Rick Johnston
Huntsville, AL
- Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 14:09:48 (MST)
Extremely happy to find this site. I myself study and have taught Ku-Kempo. In 1988 I lived in Mutsu Bay, Japan with Grand Master Shoen Fukuda and trained/studyed. It was a magnificent and life changing experience. Since about 1994 I have been disconnected I have head Master Fukuda has pass. Shea
L. Shea Crank
Baton Rouge, LA, East Baton Rouge
- Sunday, October 06, 2013 at 08:54:43 (MST)
Greeting from Yahara Karatedomichi World Federation. Yahara
Yukio Yahara
Tokyo, Japan
- Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:50:52 (MST)
Best wish for 2013 USA and International Shiai and all who are participate Atode, Yoshi Godan
Yoshi Yamada
Kamita-Cho, Japan
- Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:47:42 (MST)
Congratulations to all who participated in the 2013 USA National Shiai on August 3, and thanks to Cauley Kyoshi and Wayne Van Horne for organizing the event at the new dojo in Selmer, TN.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Monday, August 05, 2013 at 11:11:15 (MST)
Our branch is from haruka nakama
Ronald Reyes
Maracay, Venezuela
- Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:25:55 (MST)
Good website about Ogasawara school. Otodei Miri
Miri Yoshiimoru
Kogenei, Japan
- Monday, July 01, 2013 at 14:03:51 (MST)
Happy Birthday to Cauley Sensei from the Kaikan Dojo - San Francisco, California!!
Jarret Cooper
San Francisco, CA USA
- Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 15:57:32 (MST)
I was happy to have found this website. I was a student of Kyoshi Cauley, in Japan during 1961-1965. I have continued to study and practice Shorinji-ryu to this day. It is wonderful that he is still teaching at 70 years old. I am grateful for his dedication and all the lives he has touched over 56 years of karate-do.
Joseph Rawlings
Arlington, TX
- Friday, April 12, 2013 at 08:14:58 (MST)
I was a student of Kyoshi Cauley during 1961 at Fuchu Air Station Japan. It was great to run across this national website and to reconnect with him. I will email a private message. Thank you for your 56 years in Karatedo. Respectfully, John Horiguchi
John Horiguchi
Seattle, WA
- Monday, March 25, 2013 at 10:32:53 (MST)
I ran across this great site a little while ago. I was a student of Sensei Cauley while in Misawa, Japan 1974-1976. Regrettably fell away from training. Congratulations to Mr. Marquez and Mr Masucci on their promotions to hachidan. Tsuzukete kudasai! Hi also to Bill Kreiling.
Scott Rogers
Severn, MD USA
- Friday, March 08, 2013 at 12:49:18 (MST)
Omedeito Mr Masucci and Mr Marquez from Shorinji Ryu of Aomori
kenji Kawaguchi
aomori, Japan
- Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 17:39:18 (MST)
From National Dojo of Ogasawara Hanshi, congratulations on new Kyoshi promotions to Mr. Marquez, Mr. Masucci and other newly promoted.
Yoshi Yamanaka
Misawa-Shi, Japan
- Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 09:03:39 (MST)
Congradulatins to sensei masucci and Mr Lewis for thier promotins. GOD BLESS.
- Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 09:35:05 (MST)
- Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 09:28:10 (MST)
Thank you, Cooper Sensei and Brooks Sensei, for the insightful and enjoyable 2012 Westcoast Gasshuku. Also, I would like to let others know that it is the 10th year anniversary of the Sabakukan Dojo this year! Much appreciation to Brooks Sensei and students with whom I train.
Suzi Hong
San Diego, California USA
- Monday, December 17, 2012 at 15:03:45 (MST)
Congratulations to Mark Leo and Marissa Sasak of the Sabakukan dojo on promotion to Ni-dan. Ganbatte!
Randy Brooks
San Diego Sabakukan,
- Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 09:59:32 (MST)
I wish to thank the San Diego Sabakukan dojo students and Cooper Sensei for a rewarding West Coast Gasshuku. Special thanks to Cooper Sensei for flying down from the San Francisco Kaikan dojo to give us insightful and actionable instruction on kata application.
Randy Brooks
San Diego Sabakukan,
- Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 09:58:18 (MST)
The Sabakukan and Kaikan dojos are hosting the 2012 West Coast USA Gasshuku on December 15, 2012. All students of Ogasawara-Ha are invited to join us the weekend in California. We look forward to another spirited session in sunny San Diego! Please contact Jarret Cooper for more information.
Jarret Cooper
San Francisco, CA USA
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 17:47:00 (MST)
Congratulations to Lynne Seymour on her Sandan and to the Univ. of Ga. Budokai on their 30th Year. Kind Regards, Tom Cauley, 8th Dan Chief, International Division Ogasawara-ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo
Thomas Cauley
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 11:28:24 (MST)
I send congratulations for Kyoshi Masucci and Kyoshi Marquez for new promotion to 8Dan. Hosokawa Kenji
Kenji Hosokawa
Fujisawa, Japan
- Monday, October 29, 2012 at 18:16:40 (MST)
For new 8Dan of Kyoshi Anthony Masucci USA and congratulate for Kyoshi Anthony Marquez for USA, SATO Jiro
Jiro Sato
Kogawara, Japan
- Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:29:26 (MST)
Congratulation for promoted at USA national Shiai at Tennessee. Andoh
Ogasawara Tekeishiro
Kamita-cho, Japan
- Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at 19:38:03 (MST)
Thank you Kyoshi Cauley for another wonderful Shiai, the 45th annual on 29 September 2012 in Eastview Tennessee. The spirit and fraternity of all who attended was wonderous and impressive, as always. The character of my Sensei, seniors, and fellow students is continually inspiring to me.
Wayne Van Horne, 6 Dan
Ball Ground, GA USA
- Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 14:30:50 (MST)
Sorry we cant make the trip this year for the 45th ANNUAL OGASAWARA- HA SHORINJIRYU KARATEDO USA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT. Good luck to all and GOD BLESS. From the Torakan Dojo. OSU.
Rittman, Ohio Usa
- Friday, September 28, 2012 at 17:56:54 (MST)
Ossu to every student and Instructors out their from a humble Sensei from Puerto Rico, Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji Ryu, my contact
Jerry Monserrate
Bayamon, PR USA
- Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:43:56 (MST)
helo for karate student of world Eiji
Eiji Funikawa
Aomori, Japan
- Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 12:53:58 (MST)
Our 45th Annual Ogasawara-ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo Shiai is scheduled for Saturday 29th September 2012, in Tennessee. In style only. Email or call. Fraternally, Thomas Cauley, Kyoshi Chief, International Division
Thomas Cauley
- Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 18:49:50 (MST)
On coming United States National Shiai, Ganbatte Kudasai (Give your best) From World Headquarters, hello to all Shorinjiryu students. Kenji
Ogasawara Kenji
Kamita-Cho, Japan
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012 at 18:20:34 (MST)
I am Mitsuo Yamanaka from Ogasawara dojo of Shorinji-Ryu in the Aomori city. Hello to Mister Cauley and all students in America. Mitsuo
Mitsuo Yamanaka
Aomori, Japan
- Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:09:44 (MST)
best regards, ossu!
soke seyed mohammad safivand
tehran, teh iran
- Monday, April 09, 2012 at 23:46:01 (MST)
OSU HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sensei Cauley From the Torakan Dojo GOD BLESS
Dennis Holiday
Rittman, Ohio Usa
- Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 18:16:49 (MST)
Hello from Aomori city in Japan. I can remember Captain Cauley in Tohoku (Tokudai) University about in 1968. Kiyonobu
Kiyonobu Sasasawa
Aorori, Japan
- Monday, March 26, 2012 at 18:15:06 (MST)
Greeting to all Ogasawara style Karate students. Hello from Hombu of Japan.
Toshio Hanaue
Kamita, Japan
- Monday, February 27, 2012 at 08:59:06 (MST)
- Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 22:41:20 (MST)
Nice Karate Site. Oss! Kobudo Young Master Renshi M.R.Raza 6th Degree Black Belt (MAMWFUSA) Allama Iqbal International Airport CAA (Cashir) Level-4 Lahore Punjab Pakistan
Renshi M.R.Raza
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
- Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 03:48:36 (MST)
Merry Christmas to all from the Torakan Dojo. God Bless. OSU
- Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 20:18:54 (MST)
Hello to everyone "Happy Thanksgiving" Just a note to introduce myself and our dojo up in the Great White North; no, sorry to say, we don't all ride dog-sleds, though I wish we could! Was reading your website information and was comforted to read how our schools and traditions are similar; in many way! You see my karatedo lineage stems from the Hisataka Family (i.e. Shorinjiryu Kenkokan) and while we share the same Shorinjiryu name, we have many close similarities. And, if I'm not mistaking, parallel philosophies and psychologies; punching and kicking being merely the means to the end! Have a great day everyone, and if you are ever in the London area, look us up. "One in kokoru" Manny Hawthorne Sensei
Shorinjiryu Kenshin Karatedo
London, On. Canada
- Friday, November 25, 2011 at 13:20:21 (MST)
- Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 08:45:36 (MST)
I am the Godan of Ogasawara style of Karatedo. This is a good website about Shorinji-Ryu. Hiroshi Nishimura Karibasawa English School
hiroshi nishimura
Karibasawa, Japan
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 08:26:30 (MST)
Osu! I studied Shorin Ryu while living in Yokosuka from Inaba Takahishi Sensei (rokudan)and tested and awarded Shodan by Nakama Haruka (Dai Sensei). Since mocing to the U.S. I have not encountered my particular branch/style. Kata consist of Seishan, Ananku, Wanshu, Gojushio, Passai, Kusanku and Chinto. Interested in anyone that knows of this style or similafr styles/branches. Domo arigato gozaimasu.
Denver, CO USA
- Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 18:54:10 (MST)
Nice Karate Site. from Kobudo Young Master Renshi M.R.Raza Pakistan.....
Renshi M.R.Raza Bruce Ali
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
- Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 03:39:55 (MST)
Informing that now the Tohoku Daigaku (Tokudai) is again open with University dojo active again. Kenji Takahashi Dojo Head
Kenji Takahashi
Sendai, Japan
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 12:29:28 (MST)
sensei Manish kumar i have trained in the martial arts for 10 years and the last 7 years in masubayashi ryu. i am currently a 4th dan. what a pleasure to see someone who truly understands the karate and thier purpose as how it relates to our training. the teaching and understanding of bunkai is essential to make any martial artists realize thier full pontential. without bunkai kata means are a credit to the art sensei. OSU!! WWW.
Manish kumar
new delhi, delhi india
- Friday, October 21, 2011 at 07:44:41 (MST)
our honbu dojo is located in 227 dudley st. in providence, r.i. z.c. 02705; for more information can you call me to (401)263-9553.....everybody are brothers here.....thanks
robert tomas
providence , r.i. USA
- Monday, September 19, 2011 at 08:26:53 (MST)
l want to be with with you, the website is on the best, for me, nice to meet you..... shihan robert tomas honbu dojo providence rhode island shorinji ryu renshinkan karate do.
Robert Tomas(godan black belt)
providence , r.i
- Monday, September 19, 2011 at 08:20:54 (MST)
Hello, l'm feel very glad with finder this website, it's a nice, here, we can know all about shorinji ryu renshinkan karate do......thank. Shihan Robert Tomas Honbu dojo providence rhode island shorinji ryu renshikan karate do.
Robert Tomas(godan black belt)
Providence, r.i. providence
- Monday, September 19, 2011 at 08:14:57 (MST)
We have added a new Shodan to our ranks. Mr. Stephen L. "Jeremiah" Briggs at the Bara Kawa Kan, Rose Creek Dojo, in McNairy County, TN. Congratulations Thomas Cauley Kyoshi, 8th Dan Chief, International Division Ogasawara-Ha Shorinjiryu Karaedo Yuishinkai Kobujutsu
Thomas Cauley
- Thursday, September 01, 2011 at 10:32:51 (MST)
Thank you for such good pages about the Karate of Ogasawara. My classmate all read guest pages. Uchinoske Tokumisu
Uchinoske Tokumisu
Noheiji, Japan
- Thursday, September 01, 2011 at 10:28:17 (MST)
From Kenji at the Gonohe dojo of Ogasawara style. Hello to Amerikan student. Kenji Hanaue, Nidan
Kenji Hanaue
Gonohe, Japan
- Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 11:25:23 (MST)
Dr. Cauley, It was a pleasure to visit with you on your recent trip to David Lipscomb University, Nashville. It is also good that you are chairing the Higher Education Committee for Columbia State. I will visit for a day of Karatedo with you at my earliest opportunity Again, thank you for your kindness and attention. Best wishes, Richard
Richard Moseley
Nashville, TN
- Monday, July 25, 2011 at 11:10:40 (MST)
I am Mori Yoshino the Yondan of Ogasawara dojo at Kamita, Japan. I am remembering Mister Cauley at Tohoku Daigaku in about 1975. He did the shorinjiryu karatedoh. I just find his email in the Amerika. Good luck at all students in the United States. Mori Yoshino Sawada English School Tutor] Misawa-shi, Aomoriken, Nippon
Mori Yoshino
Misawa-shi, Japan
- Thursday, July 07, 2011 at 08:05:16 (MST)
I am remember with glad the Cauley Sensei while in Japan about 1962 at Fuchu-shi dojo of Sato Jiro. Happy to find this pages. Old time karate friend. Toshio
Toshio Hanaue
Furamaki, Japan
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:48:19 (MST)
I just surfed onto this site. I was a student of Sensei Cauley at the Sumi-Kan in Dover during 1970-1974. I was in the Junior Class and have fond memories of those days of hard training. That discipline has sustained me through some pretty tough times. Good luck at the USA National Tournament this year in Tennessee. Respectfully, James
James Harris
Wilmington, DE
- Thursday, June 09, 2011 at 07:31:22 (MST)
Just visited your page and i admire what you are doing cause we have a similar goal, Unite all Karate-do. Domo arigato Gozaimashita! From: Shorinjiryu Kenryukan Karate
Sensei Doro Konate
Brooklyn , NY United States
- Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 12:29:27 (MST)
Hello from Shinjuku Japan at the Sophia University. I am the Nidan of Ogasawara School of Shorin-ji ryu. For peace around the earth in Karate. Kimiko
Kimiko Tanaishi
Shinjuku, Japan
- Monday, May 23, 2011 at 12:49:59 (MST)
I am Godan of Ogasawara school of Karatedoh. My dojo is at Kamisunagawa, Japan on Hokkaido. Hello to Cauley Shihan and all student of Amerika. Good luck for the national shiai.
Mori Yoshino
Kamisunagawa, Japan
- Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 14:34:25 (MST)
Sensei, What a great site. I will see you at the USA Nationals this year.
George Lincoln
Cedar Rapids, IA USA
- Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 20:07:19 (MST)
Osu Sensei Cauley Happy birthday from the Torakan dojo. God Bless
Dennis Holiday
Rittman, Ohio USA
- Friday, April 01, 2011 at 19:10:52 (MST)
OSU SENSEI!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR!!!!!!!! respectfully always, tim
north bend, wa
- Friday, April 01, 2011 at 06:09:29 (MST)
Since the devastating earthquake in Northeast Japan, I have not been able to establish contact with the Hombu in Aomori-ken. Mentime, I am working closely with Jiro Takahashi at the Fuji regional dojo. Remember that our USA Nationals is scheduled for 11 June 2011 in Sevierville, TN. Please keep our Japan brethren in your prayers. T. Cauley Chief, International Division
Thomas Cauley
- Monday, March 21, 2011 at 13:07:50 (MST)
To all in Aomori and Japan who have suffered in the earthquake -- our hearts are with you.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Friday, March 11, 2011 at 16:53:43 (MST)
Hello Thomas Cauley Sensei, I am so glad I found this site, it's wonderful. I trained under Masucci Sensei years ago back when he had a school, I sure miss it a lot and miss the hard strict and traditional training we used to have. It seems to me few schools instill discipline or tradition anymore and that's a shame. Anyway great site and thanks for everything you do to keep Shorinji Ryu alive and kicking. Jim York
James York
Cincinnati, Ohio United States
- Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 16:23:41 (MST)
I follow this web site closely and find it refreshing and traditional. Keep up the great work. Brian McDonald SanDan, Shukokai Karatedo
Brian McDonald
Truckee, CA
- Friday, January 07, 2011 at 08:08:16 (MST)
OSU SENSEI!!! happy holidays to all!!! tim
north bend, wa
- Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 07:09:05 (MST)
I hope you all are still punching, kicking and rolling around on the ground together. Traveling a bit lately, but Karate is always with me.
Mark Dimond
Jupiter, FL USA
- Friday, December 10, 2010 at 08:40:42 (MST)
Great speaking to you, Sensei Cauley, on your visit, last week, to Virginia. We talked at the hotel in Orange, Va. I am looking forward to continued dialogue. Roy Sugata Va. Dept. of Transportation Waynesboro, Virginia
Roy Sugata
Charlottesville, VA
- Friday, November 05, 2010 at 11:30:58 (MST)
to mister James Goodall. It was nice to meet you too! keep punching and kicking!
tim maron
north bend, wa
- Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 05:37:50 (MST)
Cauley-San, I am so happy to met you at the Southeast US-Japan conference in Nashville, Tennessee. I am of the Karate too. Takashi Shibaru, Minato-ku, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation
Takashi Iguchi
Tokyo, Japan
- Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 11:47:33 (MST)
I am grateful to Kyoshi Cauley for his kindness and help at a recent Karatedo seminar in Portland. I am happy that I met Mr. Tim Maron, your student for many years. regards, James
James Goodall
Portland, OR
- Wednesday, September 01, 2010 at 11:58:34 (MST)
I will never forget the event that I was invited as a special guest in Osaka in 1999. Our host was a gracious sensei from the Universal Studios Engineering group. (Mr. Miura?) A great competition and great people.
Tony "Taz" Caruso
Northridge, CA USA
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 09:00:03 (MST)
Sensei Cauley, I wold like to say im sorry for my absence at our tournment. I will be sure to make it to the next one. I do hope we can all get together for another seminar. Thanks for everything Osuu
Tyler Cruz
Wadsworth, Ohio USA
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 04:27:16 (MST)
Thanks to Randy Brooks and the Sabakukan Dojo for hosting the West Coast Gasshuku in San Diego this year. It was a great weekend of intense training and camaraderie!
Jarret Cooper
San Francisco, CA USA
- Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 10:39:03 (MST)
The 3rd annual US West Coast Ogasawara-Ha Gasshuku was a productive weekend with hard work and good fraternity. Thank you to Jarret Cooper and Mari Hashimoto for flying down to San Diego, and thank you to the San Diego karateka for dedicating their time. We look forward to next year.
Randy Brooks
San Diego, CA USA
- Monday, May 24, 2010 at 17:06:13 (MST)
I met Sensei Cauley last April at the University Indiana/Purdue University co-campus, in Indianapolis. I want to congratulate the webmaster, Brad Cahoon, on maintaining a wonderful website about traditional Karatedo. Sensei Cauley was very helpful as I asked a lot of dumb questions about Karatedo. His patience, with me, and his kindness speaks highly of mature character. Thank you all for what you are doing for traditional Karatedo. Brian Brown Indianapolis, Indiana SanDan, Shotokan Karatedo
Brian Brown
Indianapolis, IN
- Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 08:46:06 (MST)
May I take this opportunity to invite you to the 43rd Annual Ogasawara-Ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo Shiai. This yearly tournament is closed to all except Shorinjiryu Karatedo students of the Ogasawara school. This year, it is scheduled on June 5th at the Governor's INN Sevierville, TN. Dr. Brad Cahoon, Univ. of Ga., and Dr. Wayne VanHorne, Kennesaw Univ, Ga., are the co-hosts. Email Brad at: Join us for a good traditional shiai. Regards, Thomas Cauley Chief, International Division
Thomas Cauley
- Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 11:27:47 (MST)
Happy Birthday Cauley Sensei From the Torakan Dojo of Rittman Ohio God Bless
Dennis Holiday
Rittman, Ohio USA
- Saturday, April 03, 2010 at 18:18:21 (MST)
OSU SENSEI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy birthday sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!! respectfully, tim
tim maron
north bend, wa usa
- Thursday, April 01, 2010 at 06:19:05 (MST)
Happy birthday, Cauley Sensei, from the Budokai dojo at the University of Georgia!
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Thursday, April 01, 2010 at 04:32:54 (MST)
For the individual looking for Kyokushinkai Karatedo in Switzerland. Nearest to Zug. Peter Von Rotz Hope that helps Thomas Cauley Chief, International Division
Thomas Cauley
- Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 07:28:20 (MST)
Thank you for this site! I studied under Steve Earl in Colorado Springs for a few years when I was younger. Steve and Karatedo for ever changed my life! Thank you! Seth Turnbull
Seth Turnbull
Eureka , Mt USA
- Tuesday, March 02, 2010 at 13:54:31 (MST)
My daughter is a yellow belt 2Q and is relocating to Zug. Is there Kyokushin training in the vicinity?
Veno Pillay
- Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 15:37:51 (MST)
I was happy to find this website about traditional Shorinjiryu Karate. I studied, briefly with Mr. William Scott Rodgers, here in Pensacola. Mr. Rodgers was a student of Sensei Tom Cauley, while they were in Japan during the 70's. Thank you for a good site where I can find valuable information about the style. David Barker
David Barker
Pensacola, FL
- Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 09:25:01 (MST)
Helo from Sendai Japan We are doing the Ogasawara dojo of Karate do. It is so good that all world are doing the Karate do. Takahito
Takahito Tanaka
Sendai, Nippon
- Thursday, February 04, 2010 at 15:48:43 (MST)
for Shorin-ji Ryu Karatedoh in the world for peacefullness and brotherly love. Masa Tanaka, Godan
Masa Tanaka
Koganei, Japan
- Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 13:57:00 (MST)
My best wish of Karate-DO throughout the world. Niklaus
Niklaus Morastav
Vladivostoka, Russia
- Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 14:17:36 (MST)
Hi i practise shorinji kempo and kuroi ryu ninjitsu with sensei arie van den akker in europe. When i am around i will stop by and train with you.
Groningen, ado netherlands
- Monday, January 18, 2010 at 17:23:07 (MST)
I found this site while using a search engine. I was a member of Uehara's dojo in Naha, Okinawa during 1963 and met Mr Cauley at the Asian Games in Tokyo, Japan. I was Nidan but Mr Cauley beat me as if I were a child. He was considered probably the "fastest" karate-ka around back those days. I have learned, from those who know him, that at 67 years old, he hasn't changed at all. GOD Bless Wesley Brown
Wesley Brown
Orem, UT
- Monday, January 04, 2010 at 19:35:38 (MST)
Happy New Year (O Shogatsu Omedeito_ Mori Yoshida
Mori Yoshida
Kawasaki, Japan
- Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 17:22:54 (MST)
OSU SENSEI!!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!! tim
tim maron
north bend, wa usa
- Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 07:18:38 (MST)
Sensie Cauley, Respect and obediance to my first Sensie,Sumi Kan and Thomas Cauley and Master Hidehiko Ochiai...happy Chiristmas and special new year to your family.
Kevin JP O'Reilly, Sam Dan. W.T.S.D.A.
Wilmington, De USA
- Tuesday, December 08, 2009 at 13:46:01 (MST)
Best Holiday wishes from the Japan General Headquarters at Kamita-Cho, Aomori-ken, Japan. Ogasawara Teikeishiro
Ogasawara Teikeishiro
Kamita Cho, Japan
- Tuesday, December 08, 2009 at 11:50:19 (MST)
- Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 17:45:07 (MST)
I reccently attended a seminar where i got to meet sensei cauley and am honored to have met and trained with him and yes Sensei I do still mean that. Greetiing from the Torkan Dojo
Tyler Cruz
Wadsworth, OH United States Of America
- Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 19:03:15 (MST)
Good site. I met Tom Cauley at the Economic Development Institute in Oklahoma City in April. I am looking forward to seeing him again in November 09 in Indianapolis. Terry Haute
Terry Hanson
Terre Haute, IN
- Wednesday, November 04, 2009 at 09:10:29 (MST)
May I congratulate the site about Shorinjiryu? We here in Buenos Aires are in contact with Kyoshi Cauley, International Director and coordinator for Japan. The Ogasawara School of Shorinjiryu is strong in Argentina. Hello around the world for Karatedo. Felix Zumesa San Dan
Felix Zumesa
Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 08:36:03 (MST)
It is really a very good website for karate aspirants and is a sure lookout for every karate beginner.
Kolkata, West Bengal India
- Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 03:49:13 (MST)
I found this to be a very good and informative website congradulations and keep it up.Godwin Murambiwa Dentokan yondan
Godwin Murambiwa
Harare, Zimbabwe
- Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 07:56:11 (MST)
First, let me congratulate everyone involved in making this web site great. I enjoy surfing the links and find it a great source of learning. I studied under Shian Toma, Okinawa during two tours in that country with the USAF. I still study Motobu Ryu and Shorinji Ryu from Okinawa. Again, good work. James Mayfield Godan
James Mayfield
Elizabeth City, NC
- Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 12:43:53 (MST)
Thank you Christopher, Yes you did, and also I am practicing with him too, I hope we can meet.
Cesar Obeso
Roswell, NM USA
- Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 21:16:59 (MST)
Hope you are well. Met you in Oklahoma City during April 09. Will email you privately. Thanks for your service to Karate-Do. Sean
Sean McMahan
Berryman, IN
- Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 13:09:33 (MST)
I am a student of Sensei Jose Enrique. He is very much alive and well. Sensei Enrique was a student of Sensei Cauley. Sensei Enrique teaches Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo. I hope this answered your questions Cesar.
Alamogordo, NM USA
- Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 06:50:01 (MST)
Greetings I have been reading this website inclusively. I found it to be, probably, the best one yet. Apparently there was a lot of work that went into it. Congratulations from an old Karateka in North Carolina. Greg Dunlap, 4th Dan Fair Bluff Goju Ryu
Greg Dunlap
Fair Bluff, NC
- Tuesday, September 01, 2009 at 11:20:57 (MST)
I undestand then Mr Cauley is a Mr jose B Enrique Instructor, I do not know him but I am practicing under a Mr Jose Enrique student and I want to know if Mr Enrique is still alive and teaching, I want to know what is my style. sorry but I am learning to right in english. thanks
Cesar Obeso
Roswell, NM USA
- Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 20:54:52 (MST)
Et alia: I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to all the Ogasawara-Ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo and Yuishinkai Kobujutsu students and teachers around the world. We have Ogasawara-ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo in 48 countries. We enjoy traditional Japanese Karatedo. I want to invite you to visit our USA headquarters in Tennessee or one of our dojo near you. We have scheduled a full-day austere seminar on Karatedo & Kobudo on September 26th in the Cincinnati, Ohio region. If you are a stylist, in our system, please attend. May I appeal to you all to strive towards perfection of character in the daily practice. Fraternally, Thomas Cauley, 8th Dan Chief Instructor, International Division Ogasawara-ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo & Yuishinkai Kobudo.
Thomas Cauley
Ramer, TN
- Monday, August 10, 2009 at 14:02:18 (MST)
Thank you for a great web-site with lots of wonderful links. One of the best I've seen. I met Mr. Cauley at a Karate seminar years ago in Chesapeake, Virginia. I visited from Chuck Matthew's dojo in Raleigh. Good luck in all that you do and hope to run across you all in the future. Sincerely, Mike Mathis, Godan Shurei-ryu Karatedo Boone, N.C.
Michael Mathis
Boone, NC
- Friday, July 31, 2009 at 11:53:44 (MST)
Hello Sensei Cauley, I was doing a search for T Cauley Sumi Karate Studio Hampton Virginia and I seem to have found my way your site. It appears to me that you are the same Tom Cauley. Congratulations on your induction to IKKF's San Ju Nen Kai. I was a student of yours at Dover AFB in the 1970's. I was the Hawaiian guy who trained at night in an open field ... that was until winter set in, then I met you at the base gym and joined your dojo. If you are not the same Sensei Cauley, then please accept my apologies for this intrusion If you are the same Sensei Cauley and wish to contact me, my email is In either event, congratulations on your induction to the IKKF San Ju Nen Kai. Best wishes to you and your family.
George K. Lincoln
Cedar Rapids, IA USA
- Saturday, June 06, 2009 at 12:17:27 (MST)
This is a great website. Thanks to Dr. Brad Cahoon @ University of Georgia and to Dr. Van Horne @ Kennesaw Univ. And to Dr. Cauley. Chief Instructor - International Division. I go back to this website often for inspiration My time in Shorinjiryu is special at 78 Years old In Karate-Do Ed
edward Morris
Hattisburg, MS
- Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 18:19:33 (MST)
During August 1986 I attended an austere summer training for 3 days in the Rocky Mountains near Castle Rock I was in the US Navy During April this year I was walking on the beach in Ventura, California and (you guessed it) there was Sensei Cauley leading a group of students in Kata Before I could get a chance to speak to him - he was gone As I watched him go down a path he suddenly stopped, turned, and waved to me. John
john Sterling
Boulder, CO
- Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 18:41:10 (MST)
Good Informative Website. I met you in Orlando many years ago while practicing Aikido with Ed Baker. I'm still teaching a class twice a week but being a slow learner it will take me two life times to find success. Take care, Ken
Ken Clark
Orlando, Fl. USA
- Monday, April 27, 2009 at 12:17:55 (MST)
Does anyone have or know where I can get info on the '09 Shiai? Where it will be held, what it will cost, when things are scheduled etc.? Thank you in advance.
Zube Pavao
Selmer, TN USA
- Friday, April 24, 2009 at 10:11:56 (MST)
Happy birthday, Cauley Sensei! Thank you for your teaching and your leadership.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009 at 08:05:21 (MST)
OSU SENSEI !!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more!!!!!!!!!!!! respectfully always, tim
tim maron
north bend, wa usa
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009 at 05:58:14 (MST)
OSU HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR CAULEY From the Torakan Dojo of Rittman Ohio. We Are hosting a Karatedo/Kobudo Seminar on Saturday May 2. For all Torakan students. MR. Mark Louis 5th Dan Black Belt and MR. Chuck Scott 4th Dan Black Belt from the Aki-Kan Dojo of Cincinnati will be special guest instructors. You will be in our thoughts and prayers GOD BLESS.
Dennis Holiday
Rittman, Ohio USA
- Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 18:50:17 (MST)
Osu, I am looking forward to your visit to the University of Oklahoma in Norman this month. I will contact you at the airport when you fly to Los Angeles. Thanks for all your help. Roger
Roger Bakken
Norman, OK
- Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 11:05:59 (MST)
Greetings from Shorinjiryu Karatedoh of Akasaka. Good webpages about Karatedoh Good luck Akeo
Takeo Akeo
Akasaka Michkei, Japan
- Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 12:47:13 (MST)
Mr. Cauley, I enjoyed our conversations about traditional Karatedo while we were attending the International Economic Development Council,Oklahoma University Development Institute, in Indianapolis, Indiana a couple of weeks ago. I thoroughly enjoyed getting some insight into Japanese style Karatedo. The UI/PUI (University of Indiana & Purdue University) co-campus was a fantastic venue. Will email you personally, using your Institute contact information. Again, thanks for everything and looking forward to speaking again in the spring in Oklahoma City. Sincerely, Scott
Scott Shelton
Ft. Worth, TX
- Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 13:21:44 (MST)
Greetings Kyoshi Cauley! We are all grateful that your recent surgery was successful and that you are doing well. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Once again I would like to convey our sincere gratitude to Mr. Anthony Masucci and Mr. Mark Louis for their support and participation Saturday November 1st, 2008 at our Second Annual Ogasawara-ha Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinjiryu Karatedo Youth Karate Shiai in Wadsworth, Ohio. There were 19 children competitors ages 6-15 in the following divisions kata, kumite, and (Kobudo Kata for brown belts only). Everyone displayed fine karatedo spirit and the event was a excellent example of how the brothers and sisters of Ogasawara-ha Sakugawa Koshiki Karatedo gather together to help and support each other for the benefit of all. The shiai was a great success and we all look forward to attending our National Shiai in the spring 2009 as well as our third Youth Karate Shiai here in Wadsworth in the fall. Osu- Bill Kreiling Tekken Kaikan Dojo Wadsworth, OH USA Dennis Holiday Tora Kan Dojo Rittman, OH USA
Bill Kreiling
Wadsworth, OH USA
- Friday, December 05, 2008 at 19:44:21 (MST)
Hello from Hiroshi at the Kitakyushu dojo of Ogasawara Shorin ji Ryu style. We are usually having thirty yudanshaka at each practise.
Hiroshi Saito
Kitakyushu, Japan
- Monday, November 24, 2008 at 08:49:50 (MST)
I've studied Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinjiryu Karatedo, under Mr.Bill Kreiling and Mr.Dennis Holiday for well around 2 years and i still enjoy it. I deeply apperciate my Sensei and his Sempai and what they do for their students.
Tyler Cruz
Wadsworth, Ohio United States Of America
- Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 12:27:09 (MST)
I have been in Texas since 1970 after spending some time in the United States Air Force at Misawa, Japan. During 1967 I started Shorin Ji Ryu under Sensei Thomas Cauley. Several visits to the Hombu with him is something that has lasted all these years. I still practice Karate every day and intend to travel to Tennessee to train with Sensei Cauley. Good luck to all of you who are practicing Shorin Ji Ryu Karate around the world. Robert
Robert Sutton
Denton, TX
- Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 12:59:15 (MST)
Hello from Hombu of Japan and this is Horoshi the 4dan. For the world of Karatedo we wish all. Watanabe
Hiroshi Watanabe
Kamita, Japan
- Tuesday, October 07, 2008 at 11:21:55 (MST)
To all students of Shorinjiryu Karatedoh International Diector, Thomas Cauley had surgical process 2 weeks ago and at home. He advised not any cancer Narita World headquarter dojo
Saturo Narita
Kamita-Cho, Japan
- Monday, September 01, 2008 at 11:25:58 (MST)
Respected Sir, I hope every body fine in Ogasawara Family.Thomas sir our style developing in india more and more every body intrested to learn.sir i very much happy to work with you. thank you your national director Sensei N.Thyagu
Sensei N.Thyagu
coimbatore, TN India
- Monday, August 04, 2008 at 00:24:31 (MST)
If you have a chance we will discus your upcoming trip to Japan in October 2008 Yamada
Yoshi Yamada
Somerset, KY
- Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 14:09:15 (MST)
Dear Shihan, best regards from Shorinjikan Karate Dojo of Germany. Osu! Frank
Frank Schneider
Schwerte, Germany
- Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 16:35:41 (MST)
Congratulations on a very good website. I have emailed Kyoshi Cauley with contact information. I am looking forward to seeing him next month (August 08) and perhaps training together. To the website master, great work!! David Chamberlain City of Killington, Vermont
David Chamberlain
Killington, VT
- Monday, June 30, 2008 at 12:48:28 (MST)
Sensei Cauley, I was fortunate enough to watch a Karate-Do and Kobudo demo featuring Ogasawara Hanshi and several of his seniors. He gave me your email address and told me you are the Chief of the International division. By now, you have talked to me by phone. When I get out of the USAF in early 2009 I would appreciate the opportunity to train with you. Thank you James Hale
James Hale
Misawa Japan,
- Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 15:24:59 (MST)
Mister Cauley, Thank you for taking so much time to speak with me about Karate and about Japan on your visit here last week. I was happy to return the favor with some information about tourism in our town. Nashville, Indiana is an Arts Colony but offers much more (something for everyone) We have 300 shops. Again, thank you. James Tomlinson
James Tomlinson
Nashville, IN USA
- Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 06:41:10 (MST)
Hello Sensei, I am fine and doing the Karate-doh every day here in Shikanaka. I smile about summer training on the beach in Japan. How about the David Adams and Anthony Marquez? Can you still talk with Mister Price and Mister Greene? I will telephone you often. Yasuda
Yasuda Euko
Shikanana, Japan
- Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 06:37:12 (MST)
Sensei Cauley I just found this website and am happy to find you again. I was your student at Misawa AB, Japan in 1967. I still practice Shorinji-Ryu. John C. Sontag
J.C. Sontag
San Jose, CA
- Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 19:35:47 (MST)
Dear Juan, I saw your question on the Ogasawara-Ha Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo guest book and thought to write a suggestion. Since most of us do not have wet rice straw here in America I've long used Styrofoam! It world wonders, and there is no resulting skin or joint damage. It is useful for both closed and open hand strikes as well as for finger strikes. Be sure to only strike it until you are uncomfortable, not until you experience pain or are bleeding. There is no merit in hurting yourself, and apart from the time off for recovery now, you will pay in your later years for all you do while young. Best wishes, Laurence practicing since 1967...and still trying to get it right
Seattle, WA USA
- Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 10:32:32 (MST)
Hello my friend Tom, We are practice every day of Sho Rin Ji Ryu Karate and Kobu Do. Takeo
Yamanaka Takeo
Shichiknaka, Japan
- Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 14:11:07 (MST)
The Kaikan and Sabakukan dojos of Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo are hosting a West Coast USA Gasshaku on May 17-18, 2008. We invite all students of Ogasawara-Ha to join us for the weekend in California. We look forward to a spirited session on the beach! Please contact Jarret Cooper for more information.
Jarret Cooper
San Francisco, CA USA
- Friday, April 25, 2008 at 19:06:46 (MST)
OSU SENSEI CAULEY !!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE !!!!! respectfully always, tim maron
tim maron
north bend, wa usa
- Tuesday, April 01, 2008 at 05:40:42 (MST)
Thanks to Sensei Wayne Van Horne and his students for hosting a kaikan on Feb. 16 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Yamakan dojo. It was great to train together at the Yamakan!
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Monday, February 18, 2008 at 10:14:53 (MST)
All the best life can bring to you and your family Sensei Cauley for 2008. My memories of that third floor dojo in Dover, De practicing in the intense heat of summer (with the windows closed )Sumi Kan's idea I'am sure..this will always be part of my spirit...along with a blindfolded head instructor cutting a melon in half on a yellow belt's stomach, with a 16th century samurai sword...!! KJPO'R
Kevin JP o'Reilly - Sam Dan, K.M.A.I.
Wilmington, Delaware United States
- Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 11:07:03 (MST)
Hello to my Rotary friend from Honduras. We are still here running water and electric to the rural area. Jakob
Jakob Patrick
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
- Tuesday, January 08, 2008 at 11:50:26 (MST)
Congratulations Sensei, I hope your 50th celebration was a great one. As a former student in Dover Delaware, your teachings are still with me.
Larry F. Spencer
Waldorf, MD USA
- Sunday, January 06, 2008 at 17:49:52 (MST)
I am so proud of you Tommy Love your little sister Becky
Virginia,Beach, va
- Friday, January 04, 2008 at 19:22:36 (MST)
Mr. Cauley, I feel that I know you due to my affliation with Jose Enrique (he is my father-in-law and my Sensei). I regret that I have not had the opportunity to meet you in person. I enjoyed this site and it is refreshing to see quality instead of the commercialized and watered-down versions of so called "karate". Best Wishes Monica Enrique
Monica Enrique
Dover, DE USA
- Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 10:36:13 (MST)
This is a wonderful web site about Karate. We use if often for good sources of information. We are a school of Japanese Karate of Shudokan. Felix Zumelzu Buenos Aires, Argentina
Felix Zumelzu
Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 13:41:41 (MST)
this is very nice for me as an training as teaching my self because i realy want to be one of karate group thank you very much
briangerard n. chinn
mandaluyong, pilipinas
- Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 01:27:11 (MST)
I enjoy going back to this web-site for great information and inspiration. Very well constructed and helpful. I am involved in Karate called Shudokan to keep my mind clear and body strong. James Parsons, Pastor 1st Baptist Church Stamps, Arkansas
James Parsons
Stamps, AR
- Monday, December 03, 2007 at 11:08:46 (MST)
My sincere gratitude to Mr.Anthony Masucci, Mr.Mark Louis, and Mr.Charles Scott for their support and participation Saturday October 27th at our first Annual Youth Karate Shiai in Wadsworth, Ohio. There were 22 children competitors in the following divisions kata, kumite, and (Kobudo Kata for brown belts only). Everyone displayed fine karatedo spirit and the event was a good example of how the brothers and sisters of Ogasawara-ha Sakugawa Koshiki Karatedo gather together to help and support each other for the benefit of all. The shiai was a great success and we all look forward to attending our National Shiai next fall as well as our second Youth Karate Shiai here in Wadsworth. Osu- Bill Kreiling Dennis Holiday
Bill Kreiling
Wadsworth, OH USA
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 09:15:42 (MST)
Waseda University celebrate 125 of age October 21st. It start life calling Tokyo Senmon Gakko College before that time called Waseda Gakko or Totsuka Gakko after around 1892 it call Waseda Gakko on September 2, 1902 named of Waseda University with University status. My congratulations to alumni of Waseda. Remember the Okuma the Bear mascot Takeiji
Takeiji Oshima
Kogenei, Japan
- Friday, October 26, 2007 at 14:01:29 (MST)
My wife and I met Mr. Cauley recently on a visit to America when we spent the night in Collinwood, Tennessee. He was very kind and helpful to us and just wanted to say "thank you" for being instrumental in making us feel at home. Thank you Kevin and Clara
Kevin McClanahan
Dublin, Ireland
- Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 08:17:37 (MST)
The 8th Dan Assesment is scheduled for Sunday, March 8, 2008 at the Nippon Budo-kan in Tokyo, Japan Good luck for one testing. Sato Jiro
Jiro Sato
Shikanaka, Japan
- Monday, October 15, 2007 at 10:16:03 (MST)
Sensei - I am sorry that I did not get a chance to meet with you at Montgomery Bell State Park at your annual shiai. I work for the Park Service and spoke to one of your students, from Ohio, and he told me about your 50th year of Karate. Congratulations. Raymond Tayloor
Raymond Tayloor
Dickson, TN
- Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 09:28:47 (MST)
Osu, Sorry to have missed the 2007 Shiai. Its not very often that something so significant happens. 50 years is a long time and a lot of lives touched, mine included. Congratulations Mr Cauley. Best Wishes everyone
Mark Dimond
Jupiter, FL USA
- Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 16:50:13 (MST)
Osu! Cauley Sensei, it was an honor to meet you and participate in this year's 2007 National Shiai. The entire weekend was uplifting and inspirational. I want to express my appreciation for Van Horne Sensei and all of the Yamakan dojo for welcoming me and making me feel at home in their dojo. I also want to give thanks to Cahoon Sensei and everyone in the car ride to Tennessee for providing me with a warm and comfortable trip. I already miss everyone from the Shiai and hope to see you in the years approaching! Take care, Marissa Sasak Sabakukan dojo
Marissa Sasak
San Diego, CA US
- Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 23:17:16 (MST)
From the Wadsworth and Rittman Ohio dojos of Ogasawara-ha Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinjiryu Karatedo it was an honor to attend the 2007 Shiai at the Montgeomery State Park and participate in true karatedo spirit. We look forward to next years Shiai and once again sharring in Budo with our Shorinjiryu brothers and sisters. May God bless you all with good health. Bill Kreiling, Yondan
Bill Kreiling
Wadsworth, OH USA
- Friday, September 14, 2007 at 12:47:12 (MST)
Osu!!! It was an honor to participate in the 2007 Shiai held at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, Tennessee. The main emphasis of this years Shiai was to honor Kyoshi Cauley's 50th anniversary in Shorinjiryu Karatedo. From all of us at the Yamakan dojo in Kennesaw, GA we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you have shared with us Sensei. We are very lucky to have you, Domo arrigato gosaimasu!!
Michael Jones
Acworth, GA United States
- Monday, September 10, 2007 at 04:54:05 (MST)
We are dojo about Shiriyazaki in Aomori Ken. We doing ShoRinJiRyu KarAtedo. Good Lucks for world about KarAtedo. Yasuda
Masanao Yasuda
Shiriyazaki, Japan
- Tuesday, September 04, 2007 at 13:49:45 (MST)
May I please express my pleasure at this great Karate web site? We refer to it often in our daily practise of Shorin Ji Ryu. Respectfully, Maquis
Maquis Marlamud
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- Monday, August 20, 2007 at 12:47:04 (MST)
Hello Sensei Cauly"Onigashimas", as your former student I am very happy to hear from you again. I am looking foward to see you soon, for those of you still practicing keep it up, the best Karate is inside of you God Bless You All Jerry
Jerry Monserrate
Bayamon, PR USA
- Wednesday, August 08, 2007 at 12:27:32 (MST)
Sensei, Thank you for your mentoring at our recent Karatedo seminar here. John
John Chambers
Florence, AL
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 06:48:18 (MST)
On today for 50 year of Shorinjiryu Karatedo to Mr. Cauley on June 15, 2007. Thank for so much longtime hard works. for Ogasawara Tekeishiro by Saturu Narita, Chief of Technical Division
Ogasawara Teikeishiro
Kamita, Japan
- Friday, June 15, 2007 at 07:24:53 (MST)
From Osaka Japan my greeting to all world of Shorinjiryu Karate-Do. Soeno
Shinjiro Soeno
Osaka, Japan
- Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 13:01:09 (MST)
Such a good page about Karate Way. We are attempting to practise every day this Art. We learnt much about Karate Way from you. Jose Cabanas San Jose Luna, Honduras
Jose Luis Cabanas
San Jose Luna, Honduras
- Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 14:12:24 (MST)
Thank you for a great web site on Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo. I met Kyoshi Cauley when he visited here last summer and was able to get him to visit our dojo for a short seminar. We would like to have him return when he can for a longer session on Weapons Kata. Keep up the good work James Griffin Godan
James Griffin
Fredericfksburg , TX
- Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 07:08:23 (MST)
Juan, Regarding the makiwara: I simply use a big rope wrapped around one of my big cedar trees. It hurts more! tim tim
tim maron
north bend, wa usa
- Friday, April 20, 2007 at 06:20:46 (MST)
I'm trying to create a makiwara to further advance my training but,I don't have the material to make one.If anyone knows of any different ways of creating a makiwara,please inform me at info on the way of karate.keep up the great work.
Juan Crespo
kissimmee, FL USA
- Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 19:35:44 (MST)
I want to take this opportunity to express my sincerest condolences to the families of the victims at Virginia Tech University. We lost one of our previous students of Karatedo, from the Univ. of Georgia Budokai. Perhaps some good can come out of this tragic incident. Maybe it will bring us, as Budoka, closer and more caring. Thank you all for your continued support and your dedication to Karatedo. For a world united via Budo, Tom Cauley Chief Instructor, International Division Ogasawara-ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo Yuishinkai Kobujutsu
Thomas Cauley
- Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 13:12:08 (MST)
0gasawara: midori no shima no shinkaron of Kakusuisha pub. please accept my gift of book today for I mail to Mister Tomu Cauley. I was from Waseda Daigaku same times. Junzo
Aoyama, Junzo
Shinjuku-ku, Japan
- Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 13:17:09 (MST)
My good wish for Mister Cauley at his 50 year of Karatedo. He is a long time friend from 1967 at Hirosaki, Japan. Toki
Tokihito Thukasa
Hirosaki, Japan
- Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 14:26:49 (MST)
OSU SENSEI !!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more!!! tim p.s. I only have computer at work.
tim maron
north bend, wa
- Monday, April 02, 2007 at 09:08:22 (MST)
As a prior student of Shorin Ji Ryu under Cauley Sensei, I want to take this special day to wish him a happy birthday and thank him for all he did for me when he taught Karate in Colorado. I was his student from 1986-1991 and gained the brown belt. I still practice daily and wish Sensei all the "long life" and success he deserves. Tim Sheley Eagle, Colorado
Tim Sheley
Eagle, CO
- Sunday, April 01, 2007 at 09:34:52 (MST)
To take this time for congratulating Mister Tomas Cauley for upcome of 50 year of Karate-doh. Jiro Sato
Jiro Sato
Asamushi, Japan
- Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 15:36:30 (MST)
Does Shorinji-Ryu exist in Boise Id. I studied under Dave Adams sensei many years ago. After a two decade absence I have been studying Shotokan and am 3rd Kyu. I snapped my Acheille's tendon chasing two punks down the street after they tried to break into the house. Ouch! Unique Sound. They were lucky. Rick Munson
Rick munson
Boise, ID
- Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 19:25:52 (MST)
Just found this site and was happy to see Mr. Cauley and Shorinji-Ryu alive and well. I have furnished my email and phone in another email to Mr. Cauley. Thank you Sensei for all you taught me from 1969-1974. William A. Huffman Sandan
William Huffman
Nanticoke, PA
- Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 14:58:59 (MST)
To Gigowski and his inquiry. Were you with Laser Sensei or Dave Adams Sensei? Sellers
John Sellers
Tacoma, WA
- Sunday, March 04, 2007 at 14:41:18 (MST)
Hello Shorinjiryu students of world. My uncle, Teikeishiro speak highly about Mister Cauley. He am the leader of outside Japan. Please have Bushido in hearts. Ogasawara Sunao
Ogasawara Sunao
Asamushi, Japan
- Monday, February 19, 2007 at 09:48:19 (MST)
Keep up the good work! We must all stand guard against the watering down of our Karate and keep the traditions that made Karate great in the first place alive! Ed Koschmider, 6th Dan, American-Te Gojukai
Edward Koschmider, Shihan
Naples, Fl USA
- Thursday, February 08, 2007 at 16:58:37 (MST)
Hello to my friend Thomas Cauley who we did ShorinJiRyu at same times in Japan at Home of Ogasawara about tiem of 1967. I am glad about the continue of the Karate aroujnd the world. Ryoichi
Ryoichi Shiratori
Asamushi, Japan
- Friday, February 02, 2007 at 12:06:34 (MST)
I like what I see here! Jose Fernandez, Sensei 4th Dan Capital Dojo
Jose Fernandez
Washington, DC USA
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 14:42:50 (MST)
My greets to my old friend Tomas Cauley who together with me did the ShorinJiRyu in Japan about 1967. Remember the Toyama Mitsuru anmd DoshinKai. Your friend, Uchida
Uchida Ueko
Noheiji, Japan
- Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 08:51:06 (MST)
Great web pages on Shorinji-ryu. I found it on Japan Web pages. Good luck in 2007. Ron Martinez Santa Rosa, California
Ron Martinez
Santa Rosa, CA
- Tuesday, January 09, 2007 at 15:06:49 (MST)
Sensei, I was so happy to find this web site about Shorinji-Ryu. I attended a Kan Geiko Training Session with you at Shikanaka, Japan in 1974. It was one of the hardest things I have done. I remember "Hell Night" when we were awakened each hour to run and do kata for an hour and back to bed. What a night it was. I have fond memories of everyone who was there that year. The lessons learned with you in Japan and at our visits to Rokunohe Monastery and to the Honbu will last a lifetime. Thank you, Sensei Cauley, for the valuable lessons you imparted to a young and brash student of the Way. Radames Rosa
Radames Rosa
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
- Wednesday, January 03, 2007 at 15:06:03 (MST)
A new year salute to all the world of Sakugawa Koshiki, Ogasawara-family, ShorinjiRyu Karatedoh and the Yuishinkai Kobujutsu. From the General Headquarter in Kamita-cho, Aomori-ken, Japan. Narita Satoru Sucessive Director of Instruction
Narita Satoru
Kamita, Japan
- Friday, December 22, 2006 at 10:48:21 (MST)
Hi I enjoyed looking at your website. If you have time I invite you to come to to see our cyberdojo site -- best regards!
Minneapolis, MN USA
- Sunday, December 03, 2006 at 03:48:08 (MST)
To my colleague at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. I trust you are well and still doing Karate-Do. Kanabe Yoshida Professor of Asian Studies Center for Northeast Asian Studies Kawauchi Campus Kawauchi, Aoba-ku Sendai, Japan 980-8576
Kanabe Yoshida
Sendai, Japan
- Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 15:16:44 (MST)
Good pages about Karate We here in Kiev prastise Shorin Ji Ryu Karate Way. Thank you so much for good information we use for our classes. Jorge Sokoski Kiev
Jorge Sokoski
Kiev, Ukraine
- Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 15:27:42 (MST)
I need to offer my best to the Sho-Rin Ji Ryu Karate students and teachers in the world. Through Karate Way, we can achieve world peace and understanding. With the practise of brothern love we can achieve anything. Thank you for such a good webpages on Karate. Dr. Jorge Farah Sao Paulo Karate Dojo
Dr. Jorge Farah
Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 13:58:18 (MST)
Thanks to Thomas Cauley, international director, and the people of Rose Creek Village, Tennessee, for hosting a seminar and demonstration of Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo on November 4, 2006. In addition to reviewing kata, Cauley Sensei emphasized taitaikyo and kihon waza. Congratulations to the Yamakan dojo on the promotion of Charlie Aldenderfer, Chris Duncan, and Mike Jones to shodan. Osu!
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Friday, November 10, 2006 at 18:02:18 (MST)
I just want to take the opportunity to thank Kyoshi Cauley for his help with my kata when he was in Jonesboro last month. He took time from his busy life to help me without even knowing who I was. I thank him for his kindness and patience with me. Gratefully, Leland Thompson, Sandan, Wado Ryu
Leland Thompson
Jonesboro, TN
- Wednesday, November 08, 2006 at 16:50:39 (MST)
I practice Uechi Ryu Karate from Okinawa but have heard of Shorinji-Ryu for years from my teacher. Congratulations on a great website. It is full of useful information and the first time I have found etiquette in a Karate site. I enjoy your guestbook, history etc. Thank you for your continued dedication to quality Budo. Austin Pullman Bilerica, Massachusettes
Austin Pullman
Billerica, M
- Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 15:51:02 (MST)
I find you on Web Japan site looking for Japanese Martial Arts. Greetings from Cusco. Jarta Second Dan, Karate of Doshin Kai
Jarta Loma
Cusco, Peru
- Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 07:54:50 (MST)
From the Osaka Shorin Ji Ryu dojo of Teiji Komatsu, helloo. Good about Karate on the Webstite. Teiji
Teiji Komatsu
Osaka, Nippon
- Monday, October 23, 2006 at 14:05:22 (MST)
Thank you for a good work. We enjoy looking at your web-site and get much good from it. Great work. Ty Boyle Medicine Hat, Alberta
Ty Boyle
Medicine Hat, Canada
- Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 09:36:33 (MST)
greet from Okimachi dojo of Osaka, Japan. Yoshiaki Mikami Honmachibashi, chuo-ku,Osaka
Yoshiaki Mikami
Okimachi, Japan
- Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 14:02:06 (MST)
A very good site. Keep up the good work. I refer to it regularly and find it a great source of information about Budo. Jamie Smith Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
Jamie Smith
Sleepy Eye , MN
- Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 07:59:34 (MST)
It was nice to see you again, Sensei, at Boone this past month. Thank you for teaching our seminar. We have much to learn about Karate. Hermie
Hermie Gustafson
Boone, NC
- Thursday, October 05, 2006 at 14:18:39 (MST)
What a nice website. Keep up the good work! Osu from Denmark. Alex U. Christensen, Sensei in Tenshinkan Karate.
Alex U. Christensen
Ulfborg, Denmark
- Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 14:55:49 (MST)
I am so happy about the shorinji ryu karate. We are the school of Masnanao Kosaka. Hello the all Karate. Kenji
Kenji Sakato
Osaka, Japan
- Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 13:07:22 (MST)
A nice website. Keep up the good work in Karate. B. O'Neal Shotokan, 3rd Degree Wexford, Ireland
Bubby O'Neal
Wexford, Ireland
- Friday, September 15, 2006 at 11:49:31 (MST)
Such nice page about Karate Ryu. Good work for all. Yamaguchi Takasugu KawaKan Shorinji-Ryu Mutsu, Japan
Takasugu Yamaguchi
Mutsu-shi, Japan
- Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 13:04:42 (MST)
I read your pages with much pleasure. I am the 4th Dan of Wado Ryu Karate of the Netherlands. Keep up the fine work. Kris
Kris Burgesdijk
- Wednesday, September 06, 2006 at 08:44:14 (MST)
I found this web site surfing the net. I find it one of the most informative webpages I have seen. Keep up the good work in Karate. Jack Hall Little Rock Yoshukan Karatedo
Jack Hall
Little Rock, AR
- Friday, September 01, 2006 at 08:27:15 (MST)
I also was an instructor of Ku-Kempo in Misawa Japan both on the base and in the city of Aomori. Please contact me at
Mike Herman
Northfield, Mn Us
- Friday, August 25, 2006 at 14:17:25 (MST)
On 12th August 2006 I was fortunate enough to witness a Karatedo seminar conducted by Kyoshi Tom Cauley, here in Memphis, Tennessee. I couldn't believe Mr. Cauley is 63 years old and can still do kata and kihon like a 20 year old. I just want to say that it was a pleasure to see how good technique matures over the years when Karatedo is done correctly for a long time. I just want to give this praise. Garry MacDonald Shotokan Karatedo, 5th Dan Olive Branch, Mississippi
Garry MacDonald
Memphis, TN
- Monday, August 14, 2006 at 12:23:20 (MST)
I was elated to find this web site about Shorinji-Ryu Karate. I was a member of the US Navy and stationed at Misawa Air Base, Japan in 1975. I began my Karate with Mr. Cauley, who was then an Air Force member. The dojo at Misawa was very tough. His "no Nonsense" training led a lot of us to a deeper understanding about Budo and about Japan and her culture. I had the distinct pleasure of being invited, by Sensei Cauley, to visit and train at the Hombu and under, then Headmaster Tokushiro Ogasawara, Cauley's immediate teacher. I still practice the precepts of Karatedo in my Law Practice here in Arizona. My respect and greetings to Sensei Cauley. Bryce Frey Atty at Law Fountain Hills, Arizona
Bryce Frey
Fountain Hills, AZ
- Wednesday, August 02, 2006 at 07:25:15 (MST)
The Ogasawara-Ha Shorinji-Ryu web site has been relocated to
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA
- Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 13:07:12 (MST)
I have known Mr. Cauley since Misawa, Japan and consider him a true friend and Sensei. He taught me a great deal about the true spirit of Karate Do. Today I found notes from Mr. Shibasaki and Mr. Sumi both in Japan and was very pleased that they rememebered our time in Misawa. Mr. Cauley has connected more lives than anyone can tell. Thank you Tom for your teaching and immeasurable efforts to make this world and Karate Do better. It's working! Robert Horne
Robert Horne
McKinney, TX United States
- Monday, June 26, 2006 at 19:30:17 (EDT)
I am so impressed with this web page. My job with the Irish Times is still going very well. Keep up the good work and Bless you. Kevin
Kevin O'Conner
Clonmel, Ireland
- Monday, June 19, 2006 at 12:07:56 (EDT)
Having read all the great things on this site I am sorry that I did not meet Mr. Cauley in Japan. I too was in Misawa at various times from 77 - 88. I studied/taught in Grandmaster Fududa's dojo on the air base and in Aomori. If there are any old Ku-Kempo students out there please let me know.
Mike Herman
Northfield, Mn US
- Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 12:16:35 (EDT)
A very good information about Sho-Rin Ji-Ryu Karate. Keep up the fine work. Mario Nidan
Mario Cavallotti
Terni, Italy
- Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 16:34:35 (EDT)
I have not written for some time. I am now still in Elblag for work. My ShorinJiRyu is still very strong. I remember Sensei Cauley in Japan about 1963. Respectfully, Watkowski
T. Watkowski
Elblag, Poland
- Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 16:02:10 (EDT)
What a great site. Full of wonderful information about Karate-Do. Keep up the good work. Jack
Jack Henderson
Jefferson City, MO
- Monday, May 22, 2006 at 17:57:57 (EDT)
I am Nidan of Shorinjiryu Karate style. I trained in Japan about 1998 in Koganei dojo of Sensei Toshio Tanaka, 6th Dan. He is the Koganei Director of Ogasawara school. Hello to all Shorinjiryu students around the world. Good luck with your training. In Budo, Roque Norte
Roque Norte
Guayaquil, Ecuador
- Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 16:57:14 (EDT)
Good wish from Japan. I am 26 old black belt girl. Junko
Junko Ueno
Komatsu, Japan
- Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:32:36 (EDT)
My best about Japanese style about Sho-Rin-Ji Ryu Karate way. I read with much joy about the style on this website. Kerh Bassarrett Ivano-Frankivsk Ukraine
Kerh Bassarrett
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
- Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 18:58:00 (EDT)
Very good information about Karate. Do you have a dojo near me? Respectfully, Lonnie Gubler Sandan, Shito Ryu
Lonnie Gubler
North Fork, CA
- Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 17:41:54 (EDT)
I am hello from ShorinJiRyu dojo of hiyadaku-ku Tokyo. We are about 20 student. Thank you for English web. Watanabe
Koji Watanabe
Marunouchi Chiyadaku, Japan
- Friday, April 21, 2006 at 11:47:53 (EDT)
I have looked at your website with pleasure. A great project. I study the Art of Shukokai Karate in the Caymans. Good luck. Raymon
Raymon McDonald
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
- Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 16:09:33 (EDT)
Hello from Levenshulme Karate club in Manchester, England to all karate-ka. Please feel free to visit our web site at all the best
Jason Olsen
Manchester, England
- Saturday, April 08, 2006 at 17:05:33 (EDT)
A short visit and to say great work on Karate way. Thank you for such a wonderful site. Come see Ireland. Michael Geary SanDan, Shorin-Ryu
Michael Geary
Drogheda, Ireland
- Monday, April 03, 2006 at 19:08:03 (EDT)
I found your site very interesting and I intened to go back and read more on your site at a later date. Thank you .
Malcolm Armstrong shotokan karate
Zamboanguita, Philippines
- Sunday, April 02, 2006 at 08:21:06 (EDT)
So fine to read about world of Karate and your good style. Congratulations from Klagenfurt, Austria and Wado Ryu Karate dojo. Lars wado@wkstmk,at
Lars Michkin
Klagenfurt, Austria
- Friday, March 31, 2006 at 15:06:29 (EST)
I enjoy going to your site. I have been a student of Shotokan Karate since 1985. This site helps me with terminology and history as well as being a good source of general information about Karate. keep up the good work.
Billy McClain
Bellbuckle, TN
- Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 17:22:23 (EST)
Enjoyed your site..: please visit us at teaching shito-ryu/shukokai karate-do
Jason Olsen
Manchester, England
- Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 09:21:33 (EST)
Hello American Shorinji-Ryu schools.
We are a Shorinji-Ryu dojo in the Dominican Republic in the city of Santo Domingo. Greetings to everyone.
Rafael Diaz

Rafael Diaz
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- Friday, March 24, 2006 at 16:46:16 (EST)
hello all stucdnets. the karate club for Kagoshima, japan. for good lucky.
Sukatu Masaru

Masaru Sukatu
Kagoshima, Japan
- Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 11:15:00 (EST)
I San Dan of Sho Rin Ji Ryu style in Osaka dojo of Thukasa Sensei. Good luck.


Ebina Toshio
Osaka, Japan
- Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 15:30:15 (EST)
Hi. Beautiful content and website design. Sorry for my english. I am from albania.
Slabidanovo, CA albania
- Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 05:10:32 (EST)
Beautiful site! I LOVE keeping the traditional sense of training and respect within the Dojo. Karate should begin and end with courtesy (Gichin Funakoshi)
Ed koschmider Sensei, 5th Dan Goju-Ryu
Naples, FL USA
- Friday, March 17, 2006 at 23:11:36 (EST)
I was surfing around the internet search engines and came across this site. It stirred a few memories. During 1972 I was a student of Burt Konzak in Toronto, Canada and we had the opportunity to travel to Hidy Ochiai's tournanment in Binghamton, N.Y. During that trip I met Mr. Cauley and several of his senior students who had come from Dover, Delaware where he was in the Air Force.
His students were strong, well heeled, and demonstrated Budo to it's fullest extent. I was impressed with him and his students and am happy to learn that Mr. Cauley is still kicking and punching today. I just wanted to relate my appreciation and to let you know that man does not know how he affects another in his life.
Very respectfully,
Matthew Cox
University of Toronto

Matthew Cox
Toronto, Canada
- Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 15:29:13 (EST)
A good work about Ogasawara school of ShorinjiRyu Karatedoh. I am the Godan of Ogasawara school.


Yoji Ueda
Hachinohe, Japan
- Monday, March 13, 2006 at 10:30:17 (EST)
Just wanted to express my thanks for a very good site. This style was taught by Mr. Steve Sulley in Anchorage, Alaska in the 70's. He was a student of Sensei Cauley and I remember when he went to Elmendorf Air Force Base on several occasions. Thank you Steve and Sensei Cauley for being so kind, patient and understanding of a student who still can't walk and chew gum at the same time. Austin Golden, Colorado
Austin Nichols
Golden, CO - Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 17:41:49 (EST)
I would like to hear from my students and brothers from Alaska, Kelly AFB Texas, Dover, Misawa AB Japan my email home address:3800 Michelle Dr., Belleville IL 62226 cell:618-610-8102
Steve Sulley
Belleville , IL USA - Friday, February 17, 2006 at 19:01:06 (EST)
Sensei Thomas Cauley, This is Steve "Kuma" Sulley. I was so glad to see your website!!! I sought out Sensei Cauley on one of his trips to to Alaska. In 1971 Sensei Cauley took me under his wing and created his Alaska Dojo allowed me to teach. In 1972 we sponsored the first Alaskan All Karate-Do tournament. 6 karate schools attended. Our students won every level in kumite and 50% in kata competion. We were fortunate enough to have Sensei Cauley hold Clinic for our students in Alaska to prepare them for the tournament. In 1973 I was transferred to San Antonio and Started a Dojo at Kelly Air Force Base. We had Sensei Cauley instruct clinics on several occasions. I was always impressed with Sensei Cauley, always willing to assist anyone who was willing to sacrifice their time and live the true way of Budo. In 1976 I was assigned to Misawa AB Japan where I was reunited with Sensei Cauley and studied in Japan. We had training on the beach, in the snow, and in the temple. In 1981 I was assigned to Scott AFB were I taught for until 1984. Now I am a Grandfather of 5 and would like to pass on Karate -Do to my Grandchildren. I just want to say thank you to Sensei Cauley my friend, my brother and for the way, you help mold of life and lifetime of memories I will cherish forever. Steve "Kuma" Sulley, Nidan,Shorinji-Ryu
Steve Sulley
- Friday, February 17, 2006 at 12:27:05 (EST)
I came onto this website and spent a long time looking at it. It is one of the best I have seen. I was very happy to learn that Karatedo is being taught correctly in the Shorinji-Ryu style. Good luck in Budo. Richard Baxter Esterhazy, Saskatchewan
Richard Baxter
Esterhazy, Saskatchewan - Monday, February 13, 2006 at 12:24:38 (EST)
Today I met Mister Cauley at, at all things, a Strategic Planning session for Humphreys County, Waverly, Tennessee. During general conversation, I learned that he was a Karate-Ka. I, too, studied Shotokan Karate from 1965 until present and am ranked as the Rokudan. I was so happy to have had the time to talk to Mr. Cauley today. You never know who you are talking to some time. That is why it is always best to be quiet sometimes. Sincerely, Norman Rusacci
Norman Rusacci
Hurricane Mills, TN - Monday, January 30, 2006 at 22:33:11 (EST)
I surfed onto this website while looking for Shorinji-Ryu Karate. I was elated to find that Sensei Cauley is still alive and well and is still teaching Shorinji-Ryu. I was his student at his dojo at Misawa Air Base, Japan during 1967 and 1968. I still remember the dojo with no heat and a concrete floor. Wonder we all did not get ill. I still remember the hard practices, meeting the Headmaster, Mister Ogasawara, practicing at the Honbu in Japan and how much Sensei Cauley pushed us. Today, I am thankful for that hard practice because it has helped get me through some rather hard times. So, Thank you Sensei and GOD Bless. Eddie Mallard Beginner
Eddie Mallard
Billings, MT - Friday, January 27, 2006 at 11:54:39 (EST)
I am helping Mister Thomas O'Brien about Japan Kata of ShorinjiRyu style. Because the branch of Ogasawara school is Japanese style of ShorinjiRyu. We are doing Japanese kata of the 40 hand and 45 Kobudo kata. This is not as the Shotokan or Shito styles of Japan because of so many more of the kata. Thank you for interest about ShorinjiRyu. Toshio
Toshio Maeda
Hachinohe, Japan - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 14:49:25 (EST)
A very interesting page, I do have a question though, why if you are a Shorin Ji Ryu school, do you use ShotoKan names for the Okinawan Kata? With respect Thomas J O'Brien Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu Karate,Kobidu and Tuide Federation of Okinwawa
Thomas O'Brien
Fl USA - Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 09:00:08 (EST)
Back in 1981, David Phelps and I were teaching a technical class in Jacksonville Fla. for our Texas based company. At that time David was teaching this style to a small class of us in Texas. We were fortunate to travel to your dojo where I was honored to attend a class by you personally. I am very glad to have found this web-site.
Jim Hollywood
Grand Prairie, TX USA - Friday, January 13, 2006 at 20:44:38 (EST)
I am Saburo the number 3 son of Mr. Jiro Sato, who is now the Director Chief of Instructing for Honbu of Japan. My father ask that all do the Karate in all energy in 2006. Saburo Sato Sandan of ShorinJiRyu style
Sato Saburo
Gonohe Town, Japan - Thursday, January 05, 2006 at 11:25:46 (EST)
Dear Sir HAPPY NEW YEAR > My name is Manoj Saini, Vice President of All Indian Karate Federation (Regd.) >>I would like to join your international/world body as a national legal body so please tell me that are you have branc! h in India? if not please let me know how I can join you? I want to take affiliation for this national body. > Please let me know if you organize any event/ championships/ tournaments/ camp/ clinic/ seminar etc so that we can attend that under your kind control? > I would like to attend prestigious event could you send me the invitation letter. So that we can attend this under your kind control and make our sports relations Hope you in anticipation Regard Manoj Saini Vice President All Indian Karate Federation (Regd.) Member: Sports Connection (A Research and information center) Affiliate by: Indian Non-Olympic Association Recognize By: Nehru Yuva Kendra Ministry of Sports and Youth Deptt. Govt. of India Mailing Address: # 202 Housing Board Colony Rohtak- 124001 Haryana INDIA Phone; 91-1262-214410 Fax: 91-1262-297419 Email:
Manoj Saini
Rohtak, haryana India - Tuesday, January 03, 2006 at 07:43:08 (EST)
My most personal best wishes to all world of ShorinJiRyu Karatedoh of Ogasawara school. This year must we remember the Roshi of Yamazaki Masanao. Thank all for such spread of ShorinJiRyu Karatedoh. Tenzo Tachikawa, M.D.
Tachikawa Tenzo
Kogawara, Japan - Monday, December 26, 2005 at 12:49:19 (EST)
From Iowa, congratulations on a very good website about Karate. Brett
Brett Gibson
Souix City, IA - Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 10:35:10 (EST)
I am the English student in Kokosei. I am learnt much English now. I do the Sho-rin-ji ryu Karate for 3 years. Hello from Japan. Takagiri
Toshio Takagiri
Sapporo, Japan - Friday, December 16, 2005 at 16:20:36 (EST)
I wanted to let you know that I surfed onto this site and found it to be a wonderfully prepared works on Karate. I have been a student of Japanese Karate for the past 15 years. Thank you for the hard work and keep it up. Martin Mahaney Oakridge National Lab Oakridge, Tennessee
Martin Mahaney
Oakridge, TN - Monday, December 12, 2005 at 12:02:16 (EST)
Dear All Martial arts Friends,Brothers,Sensei,Grandmasters Salutations, i hope you are all fit and fine and hardworking for Martial arts around the world i am from Pakistan and i also promote martial arts in Pakistan and other countery so i invite every person which want to join our us in martial arts and i want make a great brother hood in World and i am affilate with WOMA USA, AFJ USA, MAA-I Germany Wku-Germany Sambo Federation France, Iran Kickboxing Federation and any body which want to join me please call me on my mobile NO# 0092-300-4290950 and Address: Khlsa hostal Hota singh Road Sant Nagar Lahore 54000 Pakistan. i hear from you soon thanks and best regards. Muhammad Sultan Khan Ph.d MA Presidental Gold Medal List USA Pakistan
Muhammad Sultan Khan Ph.d MA
Lahore, Pakistan Pakistan - Friday, December 09, 2005 at 08:32:51 (EST)
May I ask all ShorinJiRyu student to strive for strong Karate Way? Good luck for 2006. Satoru Narita
Narita Satoru
Kamita, Japan - Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 15:07:06 (EST)
I am finding your on Japan Links Culture about Martial Art. It is such a good information. Teiji Kumamoto Wado Kai
Teiji Kumamoto
Osaka, Japan - Friday, November 25, 2005 at 19:19:24 (EST)
Congratulations about a wonderful web site about ShorinJiRyu style. I visited Chesapeake, Virginia in 1986 with several ShorinJiRyu black belts from Puerto Rico. I can remember there about 100 people at the seminar lasting 2 days. Mr. Sensei Cauley sent his representative Mr.David Adams, to Puerto Rico to run a seminar in Bayamon. Thank you for showing us the kata of ShorinJiRyu. Jose Pena Sandan of Shorinjiryu Rosa Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Jose Pena
Bayamon, Puerto Rico - Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 19:10:41 (EST)
Just a congratulatory note on this website. I am a young Black Belt in Jackson, Mississippi and enjoy this site. Larry Kemp
Larry Kemp
Jackson, MS - Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 14:28:58 (EST)
I really like this new look. Makes it a lot easier to find information. I met Sensei Cauley in 1974 when he came to our dojo which was at the Nichibeikai Japanese Restaurant run by Lanny Miyamoto. Lanny was a Judo man and a good friend of Mr. Cauley. We had a Shorinjiryu Dojo attached to the business. I recently restablished contact with Mr. Cauley by email. Keep up the wonderful work about Shorinjiryu. Don Wilson Laurel, Maryland Brock Bridge Manor
Donald Wilson
Laurel, MD - Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 13:23:43 (EST)
We hope this new design of our web site will be easy to use.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA - Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 07:57:54 (EST)
Hello, I am Sidney Miller and I live and work in Fairbanks, Alaska. I surfed onto this site looking for traditional Karate. I have been learning the Chito Ryu style of Karate for about 12 years. I found this site after referencing the Chito site. May I offer my friendship as another stylist? I have heard about your style more than once. It seems to be well know and highly respected throughout the world. Please keep up the good works. Sincerely, Sidney
Sidney Miller
Fairbanks, AK - Friday, November 11, 2005 at 20:46:25 (EST)
Greetings from Finland. I'm 47 years old trainee in Shorinjiryu Renshinkan. I have 3rd dan, given to me by Motomu Ikubo sensei, 8. dan hanshi, from Sapporo.
Lasse Jaeaeskelaeinen
Helsinki, Finland - Sunday, November 06, 2005 at 10:34:58 (EST)
I am the shodan of the Shorin-ji ryu style. I am from Osaka in Japan. My brother, Kenji is the Sandan. So good site. Noriko
Noriko Taneuchi
Osaka, Japan - Friday, November 04, 2005 at 13:46:50 (EST)
nice web,WORLD SPORTS KARATE CONFEDERATION for affiliation please contact morei(shorinji-kempo0
tokoyo, tt japan - Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 01:57:41 (EDT)
What a great web site. My style is Shorin Ji Ryu Kenkokan but I am very familiar with the Ogasawara School of Shorn Ji Ryu Karate-Do. I am also very familiar with the Senior teachers of that school of Karate-Do. Years ago I was fortunate enough to travel to Japan with a company I worked for. I was sent to the Northern Japan area to Misawa Air Base about 1967. I looked for, and found a good Shorin Ji Ryu dojo run by Mr. Cauley when he was in the USAF there. I beleive he was an investigator of some sort. I was happy when he took me to the Honbu and to meet the Headmaster Ogasawara Jiro. I hope Mr. Cauley remembers me because it was a high point in my training. Later, that year, he took me to Tokyo to meet Konishi Shihan. They were wonderful days full of great training opportunities. I recently spoke with Mr. Cauley on the telephone and was happy to find him still teaching Karate-Do and still healthy and active. I just wanted to write this testmonial account of years past. John Ridgecrest Toronto, Canada
John Ridgecrest
Toronto, Canada - Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 17:04:48 (EDT)
Enjoyed looking at your site. I have two if you would like to visit them; and
Professor Christopher N. Geary
Omaha, Ne USA - Friday, October 21, 2005 at 08:16:15 (EDT)
"system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols" Just curious, is Sensei Cauley a Freemason?
Jer, - Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 22:16:30 (EDT)
Greetings: This is a very good site about Karate-Do. I find myself going back to it again and again. Congratulations on an excellent website about traditional Karate-Do. It is heartwarming to learn that there are still traditional schools out there. Keep up the good work and GOD Bless. Dominick Machetta Sue St. Marie, Michigan Wado Ryu Karate-Do, Sandan
Domick Machetta
Sue St. Marie , MI USA - Sunday, October 09, 2005 at 17:31:13 (EDT)
i want to come for player in any university in kanada becouse i want to convenience to playing . i'm playing in varsity of university and varsity of city . TEL:(012)2206878 TEL:(02)(050)2522092 thanks mohamed ali saad
mohamed ali saad
mansoura, cairo egypt - Friday, October 07, 2005 at 16:15:04 (EDT)
I want Joind this Federation E-mail address
Chennai, TN India - Friday, October 07, 2005 at 06:48:52 (EDT)
I would appreciate this opportunity to thank Cauley Kyoshi/sensei in Tennessee for his personal attention and for allowing me to visit him and to learn proper execution of kata from him on Saturday 1st October. His attention to detail aided me greatly in kata. I am proud to call him Sensei. Sincerely and very respectfully, George
George T. Shaw
Muscle Shoals, AL - Thursday, October 06, 2005 at 21:08:25 (EDT)
Hi, Hello, I am Noriko Takamatsu, from Sendai Japan. I am now in Santiago, Chile and furthering my studies. My college, in Japan, is Tohoku University, in Sendai, Japan. I am reading where Cauley Kyoshi went to the same University many years ago. I will write to Cauley Kyoshi in private emails to ask some questions about how Tohoku Daigaku was many years ago. I am also the ShorinJiRyu Karate student. Thank you for your kindness and time. Noriko
Noriko Takamatsu
Santiago, Chile - Saturday, October 01, 2005 at 16:33:08 (EDT)
It nice to see the SHOERINJI RYU Karate way at Internet. I now the new sho-dan of Karate in Ichinoseiki, Japan in the Tohoku. Much love Sasahiro
Horiguchi Sasahiro
Ichinoseiki, Japan - Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 15:55:32 (EDT)
Hi, I'm 18 years old. I am nidan in Nanbudo. Just a greetings from me to all martial artists!
Andre Jenssen
Skien, Norway - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 13:00:11 (EDT)
Rick, is that you ??? If this is the same Ricky Russell I knew please feel free to call me. My day time phone is 206 727 3212. Sensei Cauley sure impacted everyone he made contact with. By contact I mean mentally and physically!! tim
tim maron
north bend, wa - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 09:31:13 (EDT)
I was a student of Sensei Cauley's in Japan from 1966-1969 and then returned to study with him again in 1974. The lessons he taught are still a guiding force in my life today. I am in an Excutive postion with a major company and find the tenents of Karate, he instilled in me, a source of peace when things get rough.
Ricky A. Russell
kansas city, KS - Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 17:43:06 (EDT)
Mr Allen Sir, I started studying under Sensei Cauley in 1976 on Misawa Air Base up on security hill. I don't recall your dojo on the base. Where was it located? tim
tim maron
north bend, wa - Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 09:21:30 (EDT)
Sensei Cauley, I never knew you as I left Japan in 1977. Possibly you were one of my new students at Sensiei Shoen Fukuda's dojo at Misawa Air Base. I was the primary instructor for Sensei Fukuda at MAB from 1975-77. I consider Sensei Fukuda my friend and brother as we are of the same age and I spent my days in his home with his family. He took my wife as his daughter and I took his children as my own. I achieved a 4th dan before I left Japan and regret the day I left. I wish with all my heart I could be back there right now. DK Allen
David Allen
Newton, NC USA - Saturday, August 27, 2005 at 22:58:56 (EDT)
I want to tell you people thatyou are really trying, that all your efforts geared towards the training is a good one. I will like us to be in good terms because i am a Karate Instructor in Edo state Nigeria, and i will like my team and yours to have a cordial relationship in the sense that we will be in good contact and also maybe organise a competition that we might come meet you people to still learn and aquire more skills. In case you want to contact me this is my mail address: hope to hear from you soonest.
Efosa Igho-osagie
benin city, Edo Nigeria - Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 09:21:09 (EDT)
it isa good site. It is my pleasure to introduce myself that I Sunil Kumar black belt 4th dan. I love martial arts and have great passion for martial arts.I am interested to make good relations with you to spread martial arts I am the Gen.Sec./Tech.Dir. of ^PUNJAB SPORTS KARATE-DO ASSOCIATION. If you are interested to spread your association in our country please write me we can work together to spread martial arts. Expecting positive response Yours in martial arts Sunil Kumar
sunil kumar
n.m.203,mohalla karar khan,jalandhar, punjab india - Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 02:57:14 (EDT)
TAMPA, FL U.S.A., - Saturday, August 06, 2005 at 13:59:37 (EDT)
What a joy to find this site. I was stationed in Korat Thailand during 1966 with Tom when he was a new Lt. in the USAF. Good supervisor. I was also one of his Karate students when he taught at Camp Sunararee, Thailand; the Thai flying base next door. I remember that he got a medal from the King of Thailand for teaching the first known Thai/American Karate club known. There was also another man there who taught Tae Kwon Do but don't remember his name. I know he was killed in a car wreck though in Thailand. Does anyone out there remember him? He played in the Nit Noy band. It is good to see that Karate is still alive and well with my old teacher. I will call you and talk over old times with you. I am still doing Karate but Shotokan now. Roy
Roy Johnson
San Antonio, TX - Tuesday, August 02, 2005 at 16:12:33 (EDT)
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KOTRI-JAMSHORO, SINDH PAKISTAN - Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 18:08:38 (EDT)
great site,OSU
Dojo Katsu
Winsum, NL Holland - Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 12:08:15 (EDT)
Hello for all Sho-rinji Karate-do students, around the earth. I am so happy for seeing so many represents of Sho-rinji Ryu Karate-do. Ken Nakama the Sho-Dan
Ken Nakama
Nakayama, Japan - Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 16:32:34 (EDT)
The San-Dan of Karate. Hello. Good lucks. Toshio Tanimoto
Tanimoto, Toshio
Kanagawa, Japan - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 14:55:13 (EDT)
I am son of Sawan Poongsai who was Karate studnet in Thailand about 1966 for Mister Tom.Caulley. I am hearing my fater speak about Mister Tom.Caulley and th Karate school in Khorat, Nakhon Ratchisima, he was taught., Helloi, Nit Poongsai
Nit Poongsai
Nakhorn Sawan, Thailand - Friday, July 08, 2005 at 14:44:45 (EDT)
I am congratulate Mister Cauley on 48 year of Karate-do of Shorinji-Ryu. I am the Directors for Hirosaki city. Long times before Mister Cauley I saw at the Hirosaki. Hello. Toki
Thukasa Tokihito
Hirosaki, Japan - Sunday, July 03, 2005 at 21:17:44 (EDT)
I ran across your site while surfing for Japanese Karate. I didn't realize that the International Director lives about an hour away from me. I have contact him via email and asked that I be allowed to visit and interview him for our local newspaper. I am looking forward to the trip up to Tennessee and to meeting Mr. Cauley and having the priviledge of practicing with him. I also learned that there are some senior black belts in Shorinji-Ryu in Georgia. I hope that I can become part of the family of Shorinji-Ryu. Sincerely, George T. Shaw
George T. Shaw
Muscle Shoals, AL USA - Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 22:06:11 (EDT)
Hello. I am moving to the south of Paris (Palaiseau to be specific) and would like to continue practicing Shorinjiryu karate for the next 10 months. Any advice on clubs in this part of the world (southwestern tip of the Ile de France)? Many thanks
Alex Marangoni
Guelph, ON Canada - Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 21:12:30 (EDT)
It is so good to read entries from so many Shorinji-Ryu Karate-do students around the world. I thought I would add mine to those others. I am the Poland Country Director for Shorinji-Ryu of Ogasawara schools. I traveled to Japan two times in 1968 and 1969 to train with both the Honbudojo and with Mister Thomas Cauley who was in the United States Air Force on northern part of Honshu Island, Japan. I am now the Doctor of Vet Services. I am now owner of the 5dan of Karate-do. I remember some of the American Karate people in Japan during that time with Mister Cauley at his dojo at Misawa. Mister Clifton Phelps was so much help for me but he is long past. Mister Tony Mays, also dead now, was a kind senior for Mister Cauley. I have so sweet memories about Karate-do training in Japan and was so happy when Mister Cauley took me to the Honbudojo of Ogasawara. I am trying to teach the traditional values I gained in Japan. Thank you Sensei Tomaz
Tomaz Watkowski
Elblag, Poland - Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 22:09:55 (EDT)
I have recently been appointed as the National Director to South Africa for Ogasawara Ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo by Dr. T. Cauley - Chief Instructor International Division. I would just like to add for the record that never in the 30 years of my individual involvement within traditional classic karatedo, have myself and my country ever been accepted with such open arms and respect. It is for myself and the Ogasawara Ha practitioners in South Africa an honour and complete godsend to belong to such incredible masters of the art aswell as the most unique and professional close knit family and 'brotherhood', as far as i am concerned within the world of karatedo. We are without a shadow of a doubt, a league on it's own. To Dr. Cauley and all the Directors at Sohonbu in Japan, we at Ogasawara Ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo Honbu in South Africa...SALUTE YOU ALL!!! May god bless you all and keep you with us for many a year to come. Yours in budo, Kaicho Henri Eksteen.
Henri Eksteen
Polokwane, Limpopo South Africa - Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 13:14:29 (EDT)
I always want to have as many chances to say thank you Sensei Cauley for directing me to Sensei Van Horne. He has made the biggest change in my life and helped me find the power within myself to change my life. I can never forget the things I learned nor repay my debt to you or him, although I will certainly try. Thank you again. Sorry I can't be there for the 2005 Shiai. I wish everybody the best, and I'll be there in spirit. Osu!
Todd Wallace
Lake Worth, FL United States - Thursday, June 09, 2005 at 17:58:01 (EDT)
I am an English teacher in Misawa Kokosei. I found the webpages about the Ogasawara style of Shorinjiryu Karate on the internet. I was so hapy to learn about traditional teacher of Karate of Mister Tomas Cauley of American. Many year ago I remember him and his students and the Kangeiko on the beach by my home. I have picture still of all the students. I write on them so to remember names. Mister Tomas Cauley, Mister David Adams, Mister Anthony Marquez, Mister Darryl Price, Mister Tim Maron, Mister Satoru Narita, Mister Tomita (myselff) Mister William Muroaka, and some more I do not have the name. There was about 25. I am now the 6dan of Shorinjiryu of Ogasawara school and practise at Kamita. Good luck for many of world Karate players. We are now about 48 country. My father and mother are now died. I am live at Shikanaka in same house. Tomita Thukasa
Tomita Thukasa
Shikanaka mura, Japan - Monday, June 06, 2005 at 11:08:25 (EDT)
My best of all wish for success for United States National Shiai of 11th June. This day is also time for Kawaguchi Business Karate Tournament of ShorinJiRyu. For International Kancho of Mister Cauley please make the note for Karate Teacher of 2005 for Kawaguchi dojo of Shinbukan are the Mister Seiji Kurata the 5 Dan. Sincere, Teishishiro Gunma 7 Dan of ShoRinJi Ryu Karate Shinbukan of Kawaguchi-shi
Teishishiro Gunma
Kawaguchi, Japan - Saturday, June 04, 2005 at 22:21:37 (EDT)
I am looking for a Shorinjiryu Dojo for myself and my children in the Seattle Washington area as we are relocating soon. Please email me at
Tim Amey
Bellevue, WA USA - Wednesday, June 01, 2005 at 20:09:35 (EDT)
I am the member of Nippon Budo Kai of Osaka.
Murata Kenji
Osaka, Japan - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 22:55:06 (EDT)
I am looking for a ninjitsu school in Montreal, Quebec. please email me at
Michael Broderick
Montreal, Canada - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 18:15:51 (EDT)
Good luck on the National Taikai in Tennessee.. Sunao Kitabayama Hirosaki, Japan
Sunao Kitabayama
Hirosaki, Japan - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 21:29:04 (EDT)
Thank you !
Sukaba, Osaka Japan - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 18:27:27 (EDT)
Excellent site, lots of great info, excellent links. Keep up the good work. SHINSEI KAI, MORELOS, BAJA CALIFORNIA MEXICO
Marcelo Ivan Sainz Castillo
Morelos, BC Mexico - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 23:32:10 (EDT)
This is a very good site. Lot's of very interesting information. Excellent links. Keep up the good work. In Karate-do Dr. Stephen Ramsey Randolph Center, Vermont
Stephen Ramsey
Randolph Center, VT - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 18:14:45 (EDT)
Excellent indeed. Keep the ball rolling.
Onyeolu Naija
Newark , NY USA - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 06:29:43 (EDT)
I was a young lad of 13 when i met sensei cauley at a youth center on misawa airbase. I studied with him at the youth center for a year then was given the unprecedented honor of being ask to join the adult class on security hill. i studied with sensei until he left misawa airbase around 1978. I continue to look back on my time studying with him and reflect what an impact it had on me. Sensei was one of the driving forces in my life that guided me through some very difficult times. I now am a nidan in shito-ryu, but I have never been able, through many attempts, to find a dojo that ever came close to his sumi dojo. I would like to communicate this to him, and I wondered if there was an email or land mail address for him. I assume as he worked in the post office in misawa and was and probably still is a traditional man that he may not have email. i would appreciate any assistance anyone could give me. My email address is thanx.
James Fox, LCSW
avon, ct usa - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 09:43:02 (EDT)
I am Jiro Sato, Chief of Instruction for the General Headquarters dojo. May I appeal for all students of Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji-Ryu for harder practice each day. We are grown to 48 country now. I am happy for all foreign students. Sincerely, Jiro Sato
Jiro Sato
Kamita cho, Japan - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 13:23:29 (EDT)
I am traveling to Paris this summer and was hoping to find a Shorinji-Ryu school to visit and posibly train with while there. If any one has informaion of a karate school in Paris, Holand Belgium, I would be very thankfull. I am traveling with my 20 year old son from Assen in Holland to Paris likley between June 27 and July 11. We both study together with Sensei Doug Mortley in Millbay who trained under Sensei Richard Kim. We already have one offer to stay, train and sleep at a Dojo In Assen and hope to make similar contacts enroute to Paris. If anyone has info. please let me know at
Fred Bosma
Mill Bay, BC Canada - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 14:51:17 (EDT)
I am members of the dojo of Ogasawara and Tomita at Shikanaka, Japan. I am Ishida the San Dan. I am study the English to make translaters. Hello to english speakers of Karate Way. Ishida
Ishida Kunioshi
Shikanaka, Japan - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 23:56:34 (EDT)
I am a Junior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. My major is Asian Studies. I recently contact Dr. Cauley in West Tennessee and his help was prompt, very helpful and extremely accurate. His input has given me one up on my Thesis. I wanted to thank you, in public, for your kindness towards those who you know nothing of. It is a sign of a real friend. I will always be greatful. Lucas Gray
Luke Gray
Knoxville, TN - Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 22:50:45 (EDT)
Nice site. Mine is
Christopher N. Geary
Omaha, Ne USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 09:41:20 (EDT)
This is such a good pages about Shorinjiryu Karatedo. I am study with the Ogasawara Soke. Jun
Yoshimitsu Jun
Morioka , Japan - Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 21:12:08 (EDT)
The General Director, Teikeishiro Ogasawara, has instructed us to refer to our karatedo system where appropriate as Ogasawara-ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo. The style name Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinjiryu Karatedo has not changed and still appears on official documents. This wider use of the name Ogasawara-ha is intended to reduce confusion with other styles of karatedo using the term Koshiki.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 07:34:27 (EDT)
Anyone knows where I can train karate in Kuala Lumpur?? Help me!
Nurul Naz
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 02:19:23 (EDT)
ROCKLEDGE, FL USA - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 14:22:32 (EDT)
I am high schooler. I am praxtice the Shori Ji Ryu Karate of the Ogasawara schools. I am the brown belt 2nd class. Sachiko Yamashita
Sachiko Yamashita
Wakayama, Japan - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 22:35:20 (EDT)
Many cool things
Osaka, NA Japan - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 06:58:26 (EDT)
BOYNTON BEACH, FL USA - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 23:32:31 (EDT)
Hello to everyone from Makoto Ogasawara of the dojo about Shorin JI Ryu at 11-12 Nopporoto den-cho, Ebetsu, Hokkaido 069 Japan My mail is the: Good luck in the Karate
Ogasawara Makoto
Ebetsu, Japan - Thursday, April 07, 2005 at 21:08:55 (EDT)
Hellow, I am the Instructor of Arts Temple (Training center of Karate, Kobudo, Judo, Kickboxing & Taekwondo). I like your site. Plese update the informaions timely. Thanking you Sensei Gyana Ranjan Mohanty
Sensei Gyana Ranjan Mohanty
Bargarh, Orissa India - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 21:56:53 (EDT)
I was surfing in the IKKF website and came upon this webpage. I remember Mr. Cauley when he was in Toronto about 30 years ago and did a seminar at the University of Toronto when Burt Konzak was teaching there. I also remember him when we visited his dojo in Dover, Delaware in 1970. He had a hugh dojo membership and a nice dojo. It is good to see that some of those students are still in the Arts. I would like to get a chance to visit and attend the United States Nationals this year. I have contact Mr. Cauley by telephone and hope to meet many of you in Tennessee in June 2005. Sincerely and Respectfully, Ben Reynolds, University of Toronto
Ben Reynolds
Toronto, Canada - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 13:47:05 (EDT)
I am member of the Hirosaki dojo of Karate of Toki Thuksasa. He does remember the Ogasawara family of Jiro. He spake about Tomas Cauley also. Many year ago the Tomas Cauley came to visit wkth many Ogasawara. I think about the 1967. I see the web pages about Shorinji RYU and makes us happy about the spread of Karate. Yoshimitsu Masanao of the Hirosaki, Japan Shorinji RYU dojo of Thukasa
Yoshimitsu Masanao
Hirosaki, Japan - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 13:08:00 (EDT)
Back in February 2005, I sat and watched the Winter National Karate Tournament at Kennesaw University, Atlanta area. I have been a Karate student since 1984 and was totally impressed with the display of high character, budo attitude, fair play and respect each of the participants showed. The tournament promoters were both Professors at Kennesaw and at the University of Georgia. The Chief judge was also, I learned, a Professor in the past. These gentlemen showed character that I haven't seen in a long time. I just wanted to take this opportunity to express my surprise at finding that Budo still lives in some places. I was able to speak with one of the gentlemen watching with me and learned that the style is Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo and it is very strict and regimented. Congratulations to you all and thank you for such a well run event.
Robert Killingsworth
World Health Organization

Robert Killingsworth
Atlanta, GA - Monday, March 28, 2005 at 12:00:51 (EST)
I am the 5th Dan Grade of the Shorin-ji Ryu Karate-do of Sakugawa Koshiki and the Ogasawara line. I am doing the working for Nihon Dento in Agana, Guam. The dojo of Shorin-ji Ryu Karate-do have approximate of 15 student. Good luck for Shorin-ji Ryu around the world. Sawada
Toshiro Sawada
Agana, Guam - Friday, March 25, 2005 at 19:29:36 (EST)
It is so good to find the web site about Shorinjiryu and of the Ogasawara school. I remember my good friend Tom Cauley when he was in the United States Air Force in Japan at Misawa Air Base. I am player of the Shotokan Karate school but many time I practised with the Shorinjiryu dojo at the Conway Youth Center at Misawa Air Base with Mister Cauley. I can also remember Mister Robert Horne, Mister Richard Greene, Mister Tim Maron, Mister Anthony Marquez, Mister Tony Mays, Mister Freddie Leath, Mister Clarence Davis, Mister Clifton Phelps, Mister Ron Puro, Mister Ogasawara Tokushiro, Mister Sato Jiro, Mister Narita Satoru. So many changes are now in Karate in Japan. I am so proud about traditional Karate of long ago. I am so happy that Mister Cauley is now teaching about the old traditions. Your good friend, Chiyomi Sumi, 7th Dan Karatedo **written and translated by Shoen Sawada, Sawada English School, Misawa-shi, Aomori-ken, Japan**
Chiyomi Sumi
Gonohe-shi, Japan - Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 15:50:21 (EST)
It's really a tremendus, I like it. Hellow Master, My name is Bijay Kumar Shaw aged about 44 years but in Karate I known as Vijay Shaw I am conected to Martial Arts since 1978 and having qualified Black Belt 6th Dan from USA,UK, Japan and from Turkey. In my prvious past days I started my Karate Carrier with Seigo ryu Karate of Japan (close to Wado ryu Karate)and achieved my Shodan from this organisation and presently I am a 6th Degree Black Belt and achieved this qualification from World Sayokan Goshinkaikan Federation of Turkey (close to Kyokushinkaikan Karate). Sir, I am connected to Okinawa Shorinryu Ryukyukan Karate Kobudo Federation of Okinawa, Japan, but not getting the proper response and helping hand to develope this art in my organisation in India (for your kind information I have many branches in India in the name of Dragon Martial Arts Academy). I am looking for a Karate Organisation who would likr to help me to know more in his Art and provide me the opportunity to work as a National Representaive for India through his helping hand and provide me a chance to trained under his system. Hope I am very clear and said my programes to you Master, and now I am looking for your kind acceptance and reply. Please ask me any question which you want to know more from me. Thanking you, Shihan Vijay Shaw Postal Address : 12/4, Dr, Gangadhar Mukherjee Road, Ramkrishnapur, Howrah - 711 101, W.B., India. e-mail : & Phone Number : 00 91 033 30959578
shihan vijay shaw
Howah, west bengal India - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 11:20:53 (EST)
Congratulations, great site, informative and interesting. Keep up the good work. visit our site
HSV Hainburg Sektion Judo & Jiu-Jitsu
Hainburg an der Donau, Austria - Monday, March 14, 2005 at 18:12:17 (EST)
There will be a Spring Seminar hosted by the Sabakukan dojo of Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo on Saturday the 30th of April. The Sabakukan dojo is in San Diego, Calif. You can find a link to the dojo on this website. Instructors will be Jarret Cooper, sandan, visiting from the Kaikan dojo in San Francisco and Randy Brooks, nidan, of San Diego. We welcome all of our Ogasawara-Ha brothers and sisters to join.
Randy Brooks
San Diego, CA - Wednesday, March 09, 2005 at 00:33:30 (EST)
My name is kimberly and i am 10 years old.i started learning tae kwon do but now i do koshiki. I am a green belt. i really like to do koshiki and one day i will be a black belt
Kimberly Eggleston
Bundarra, NSW Australia - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 19:55:49 (EST)
Dear I read your association history I like very much it and i am sandan from shotokan and doing karate since 1979 and chief for my association and want to come to share with you at your dojo because i have visited many countries like Japan, England Scottland bangladesh Nepal and many more yours in karate sukhdev singh
sukhdev Singh
Ludhiana, Punjab India - Thursday, March 03, 2005 at 09:05:38 (EST)
I like your site. but you dont have display about the achivements of your orgn. and about the affiliation, about the relationship with the World karate-Do Association & International olympic Committee etc. next time please care about this. Thaiking you, Sensei G. R. Mohanty, Ni-Dan (Japan) At: Ghulipali, Ward no.9, Po/Ps/Dist. Bargarh pin-768028 (Orissa)India. Mob: 91-93373 11590/ Ph. 06646 246342(R)
Sensei Gyana Ranjan Mohanty
Bargarh, Orissa India - Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at 10:25:43 (EST)
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Muhammad Sultan Khan
Lahore, PA Pakistan - Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 07:38:22 (EST)
Great site. I date back to 1967 at Misawa Air Base, Japan with Mr. Cauley and his first (unofficial) dojo there. I still miss everyone including Tony Mays (deceased) and Clifton Phelps (deceased) It has been really long time since I thought of them. Good luck all Shorinji-ryu students. Freddie Leath Topeka, Kansas
Freddie Leath
Topeka, KS - Friday, February 18, 2005 at 14:38:11 (EST)
From Skopje, the largist city in Macedonia, greetings from dojo of Davidov, the 3degree black belter of Shoringiryu of Ogasawara in Japan.
Skopje, Macedonia - Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 16:24:52 (EST)
I am happy to see this website about Shorinji-Ryu Karate-Do. More rewarding is the fact that I was in Mister Cauley's original American dojo in Hampton, Virginia in 1969 when he first came back from Japan. I can still remember how hard practice was there on Armistead Avenue. I never worked so hard in my life. I have gained his telephone number and we have talked about the old days in Hampton. Karate has really changed since that time. Most folks back then were traditional teachers and Mister Cauley was one of the best, having just come back from Japan. Looking at this website, I can see that that tradition has continued even today. It was really good talking with you on the telephone, Sensei. I hope to visit him or some of his seniors in Georgia or in Ohio. Miguel is in the Dominican Republic now and teaching Karate-Do. Keep up the wonderful work in Shorin-Ji Ryu. Bruce Peterson Raton, Colorado
Bruce Peterson
Raton, CO - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 13:07:07 (EST)
To my old teacher from Japan, Kyoshi Tom Cauley, I became his student in Japan when I was in the Tohoku University in Sendai and he was also doing the graduate work. I am still doing the Shorin Ji Ryu Karatedo. Dr. Thomas Watkowski Office of Vet. Services Elblag Animal Husbandry Center Elblag, Poland
Tom Watkowski
Elblag, Poland - Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 19:47:44 (EST)
Hello to my old friend of Thomas Cauley from Misawa, Japan. Hello too my good friend Robert. Good luck in life. Junichi Shibasaki JSDF Major Retired Ichinohe, Japan
Junichi Shibasaki
Ichinohe, Japan - Friday, February 11, 2005 at 14:57:58 (EST)
Hello I practice a different lineage of Shorinjiryu Karatedo - that of Shinan Kori Hisataka (1907-1988). Kyoshi Cauley was kind enough to leave a message on my website's guestbook, and I am returning the courtesy! This is a great website, and it is a pleasure to look through information about a Shorinjiryu that shares some similar roots, but has a different evolution. Best wishes Des Paroz, 4th Dan Australian Shorinjiryu Karatedo
Des Paroz
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 15:21:22 (EST)
I was surprised to find this site about Shorin Ji Ryu Karate. I was a student of Karl Hovey who is a Godan in Shorin Ji Ryu Karate in Fredericksburg, Va. I was able to travel to Dover, Delware in the early 70's and practice at the Sumi Kan (Sensei Cauley's dojo). I remember that he had over 100 students almost every night. I miss those days of the large dojos and the spirit that resonated in them. Respectfully, Stanley Youngblood
Stanley Youngblood
Petersburg, Va. - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 14:01:42 (EST)
Toshio from Noheiji dojo of Shorin-ji-ryu Karate-do. I am teacher of English for Noheiji High Schools. hello all students. Toshio Wakayama Noheiji High School Noheiji, Japan 033
Toshio Wakayama
Noheiji, Japan - Monday, February 07, 2005 at 10:18:49 (EST)
I am member of Honbu at Kamita, Japan. Hello to everyone of international division of Ogasawara-ha dojos. I am learn of English in Kokosei. Ichiro
Ichiro Kurosawa
Ichinoseiki, Japan - Saturday, February 05, 2005 at 10:45:37 (EST)
Just want to congratulate everyone on this nice website. One of the best I have seen lately. I surfed around in it for hours and still couldn't read everything available. My style is Shotokan but studied Shorinjiryu with Mr. Cauley when he had his dojo in Dover, Delaware in 1970. I was a kid then and he probably doesn't remember me because there were about 150 of us there. Anyway, thanks to him and his senior students I have stayed in Karatedo since. In respect,
Billy Weston
Savannah, Georgia - Thursday, February 03, 2005 at 09:34:25 (EST)
I am meeting Mister David Adams when he was living in Florida in Jacksonville. I was in the US Navy there at Cecil Field. Mister Adams was my Sensei and then sometimes Mr. Cauley would come to Jacksonville to do seminar and testing and special training. Sometimes, then, we would go to the University of Central Florida and there to his dojo and work on Saturdays. Now that I am in Miami and out of the US Navy, I miss the brotherly love and togetherness we all shared in Shorinji-Ryu Karate. I still try to practice what I learnt. I am now discovering that Mr. ADAMS has retired from the US Navy and gone to live in the Philippines. I called Sensei Cauley and learnt this from him. Mr. Cauley gave me some confidence about Shorinji-Ryu Karate and some contacts in the style here near Miami. I am looking forward to getting involved again after a long period of being out. I am forever thankful to those teachers who, a long time ago, showed me the way. I believe I have been a better person because of them. Pedro Jiminez
Miami, FL - Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 18:28:28 (EST)
For foreign writer use please the address for General Headquarter Japan
Ogasawara Teikeishiro
Kamita cho, Japan - Friday, January 28, 2005 at 14:46:15 (EST)
From Waseda I still remember Tomas Cauley and the Karate of University. So many years now ago. We are going to Waseda about 1962 I think. I still am do the Shorin JI-Ryu Karate style We both practice at Shimizu Dojo in my town. I am now the 6 Dan Black Belt. Jiro Okada is now dead a long years ago. Takeishi Takahashi now the leader. Please send me some email from away from Japan. Nobuko
Nobuko Tachibana
Fuchu mura, Japan - Friday, January 28, 2005 at 13:49:11 (EST)
Again, hello from the Turkey National Director, Toshio Muira, 4Dan. I am now here on to the 11th year. Congratulation for Shorinji-Ryu. Toshio
Muira, Toshio
Adana, Turkey -
To my old friends in ShorinjiRyu around the world. I am Toki the Chief of the Patent Office at Hirosaki, Japan and am ski instructor. I am met Mr. Cauley when he came here sometimes years ago past. Congratulations for a good websites about ShorinjiRyu.
Thukasa Toki
Hirosaki, Japan -
I have been an avid reader of your webpages for over a year now. I have been able to learn some Japanese, history and brush up on my etiquette via these pages. I just want to thank the originators of this site. It has helped tremendously with my limited knowledge of things Japanese and with my Karate. Nice work . Michael
Michael Radinski
Egg Harbor Township, NJ -
I enjoy going back to your web site and learning about Karate. I have been a student of Shorinji-Ryu going back to 1972 with Steve Sulley who left Alaska in 1973 and went to Japan to learn Shorinji-Ryu and study with his Sensei Tom Cauley. I have been remiss in my practice, especially in Kobudo. I hope to be able to go to the National tournament this year. I have talked with Sensei Cauley on the telephone a number of times lately and he has given me the boot that I needed to get going again. Oh! did I mention that he demoted me two grades. Does anyone know where Steve Sulley is these days? Everyone, please keep up the daily practice. I am proud to be a member and will do my very best from now on. Work with EXXON has kept me away from Karate practice more than I needed. Sensei Cauley told me, on the phone, that "everyone has the same amount of time" It is how we use it that is most important. In Budo, Horatio
Horatio Kessler
Anchorage, AK - Personally,I have an affection for Shotokan or Washinryu and even Isshinryu,but am a blackbELt in KENPO and teach that in Library Of Locality and wish all Happy Holidays.Washinryu and Shotokan are both Sisters or Twinmartiarts or otherwise Identical or atleast similar albeit Shoto-Kan is Authorized Fightstyleof Njapan-Nippon,not Washin/Ryu.Way Hidy Ochiai taught or teaches Washin\Ryu,it has TAI'CHI(GENTLEKARATE)and TAIQUANDO and an awesome array of Fightarts blended it in with it albeit I admire she instructor of Pacific Martialarts Washinryu Eva Steinwald.!Y'SHUASCJK is the name of lee particular interpretation of Martialarts I teach,ISAMESSIAH SINGLETARY CAGLAR JUAN KENPO!
Sirsensei Caglarjuansingletary Sifu
ELMIRA, NY 14904USA1804 -
I was surprised to read your guest pages and find some old acquaintances. I was in and out of Misawa Air Base, Japan during the 70's with a VP Squadron out of Moffett Field, California. I would go to Mr. Cauley's dojo when I was in country and work with out with him. I was humbled to have been taken to the Honbu in Kamitacho. I met the, then Headmaster, Tokushiro Ogasawara. I was amazed at his technique and spirit. Mr. Cauley was a mirror image. Thank you Sensei for your guidance when I was young because it has come back to me in my old age now that I am fighting Cancer. My thanks for teaching me that fighting spirit will overcome everything. You told me once "don't ever fear the things that destroy the body but be very afraid of the things that steal your spirit." Thank you Sensei. Richard Northcut Shorinjiryu beginner
Richard Northcut
Chicago, Illinios -
I retired from the US Marines after 30 years, and while stationed at MCAS, HAWAII, I traveled greatly to Okinawa and Misawa with some Navy friends. In Oki, I studied under Sensei Shoen Fukuda for a number of years while staying with him and his family at his home/dojo. I would like to know about the sensei; I believed I read someplace about 'the late sensei Shoen Fukuda' and I do not want to believe this. Can you update me on his present status? I did appear on one of his Japanese karate books and would like to have a copy of it. Contact me at:
Jonas Pomales
Apopka, FL usa -
I would like to thank Thomas Cauley Sensei,and Wayne Van Horne Sensei,for allowing me to become part of the Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji-Ryu family.a special thanks goes out to the Yamakan dojo, who has accepted me for who i am.i couldn't have found a better dojo to continue my martial arts training,nor found a more dedicated bunch of guys. Douglas Mitchell Kennesaw,GA USA
Douglas Mitchell
Kennesaw, GA USA -
I Kenji the Shoringi student in Yamaguchi in Japan. I am remember the dojos of Misawa. Kenji
Kenji Mariashita
Yamaguchi City, -
I am in Toe Ink, Virginia; just east of Richmond on Interstate 64. I saw the information on Shorinjiryu on this website and I have been a student of your representative Karl Kazuo Hovey in Fredericksburg, in the past. I just wanted to let everyone know that this is a really good website and has really helped me with terms, history and etiquette and as well put me into contact with some real good people in Shorinjiryu. Thank you, Lanny Gomez
Lanny Gomez
Toe Ink, Virginia -
hello i was just inquiring if there are any brazilian jiu-jitsu schools around the country i will be working over for about 2 years and i was hoping if anybody had any information on where i could train at any help would be greatly appreciated you could contact me at
paul gerardo
oxnard , ca -
Shorin Ji-Ryu dojo of Saito say hello. Thank you for such fine work about Karate. We are the English speak school of Sasebo, Japan. Junichi Saito
Junichi Saito
Sasebo, Japan -
I am recent back from the winter Shugyo at Sohonbu of Ogasawara. We have large groups. Tomio Aomori dojo of Sakura Kan
Yoshida Tomio
Aomori, Japan -
New Year's Greetings from Ireland and Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinjiryu Karate-Do and the Dublin Dojo. Your's for a world united in Karate-Do. Brian OConnor Irish Times
Brian OConnor
Dublin, Ireland -

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