Guestbook Archive

This archive includes guestbook messages posted from 1998 to 2006.

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)
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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
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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 -

Our guestbook archive includes messages posted from 1998 to 2004.

Ohio Gozaimasu? I was karateka at Dojo in Yokoska Japan year of 1969 withg other USA sailors. If any person might know of exact name of Dojo, location or Sensei please submit to [] domo aligato
Tom Gigowski
Thanks to Thomas Cauley Sensei and Wayne Van Horne Sensei for leading the US winter national shiai at Kennesaw State University on January 8. Congratulations to all who participated. This event marked the 10th anniversary of the Yamakan dojo and was dedicated by Cauley Sensei to those who lost their lives in the tsunami.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA -
My sorrow about so many Karate student lost around world, especial to Sri Lanka, on Tsunami. Whole world is praying for lost ShorinjiRyu students. Narita 9 Dan Ogasawara Ha Sakugawa Koshiki style
Narita Satoru
Kogawara mura, Nippon -
This headquarter is informed about terrible tsunami at Sri Lanka state. We are so saddened about it here and around Shorinji Ryu family. One of the representative of Sri Lanka informed many of his family dead and many association students. Condolence of headquarter. Jiro Sato Chief of Technical Division Sakugawa Koshiki Ogasawaraha Shorinjiryu
Sato Jiro
Shikanaka, Japan -
I am do the Shorin Ji Ryu Karate from Ogasawara branch. My town dojo is in the city of Hiraizumi. It was seat of ruling Fujiwara family of North Branch about the Heian time of 794 to the 1195. But in the 1189 Hiraizumi, my town, was rule of the Minamoto Yoritomi and he brother of Yoshitsune. From Tokyo the train to take is JR Tohoku Shinkansen to Inchinoseki Station. The Jr Tohoku line then to the Hiraizumi station. It is 3 hour rides. Our city famous is Chusonji temple and Motsuji templ and Takkoku no Iwaya. Good luck in Karate. Inoue
Takahatsu Inoue
Hiraizumi, Japan -
Merry Christmas and O-shogotsu Omedeito Gozaimasu. From the Shimizu dojo at Fuchu mura. Takahashi
Takeishi Takahashi
Fuchu Mura, Japan -
Ran across this web site while surfing Shorinjiryu Karate-Do. I was surprised to find information about my old Karate-Do Sensei, Thomas Cauley. I was your student in your military class at Korat, Thailand in 1966. I hope you remember me because you gave my a rough way to go. Boy that class was tough. Do you remember what ever happened to Patrick McDonnel? I still practice whenever I can and thank you for the hard knocks school. 38 years is a long time ago. I still have some pictures taken at that dojo. I still recall when that Royal Thai pilot kicked my front tooth out...turned out he was a muay thai boxer. I will send my email address under cover. I have retired from the USAF now (1988) and work for Homeland Security. Respectfully Gene
Gene Martinelli
San Antonio, TX -
I am kokosei student ready for university of Japan I am study Ogasawara school of the Shorin Ji Ryu Karate style. I am the newly Shodan. Thank you so much for the nice wonderfully pages about Shorin Ji Ryu. Shunji Takase
Shunji Takase
Yokosuka , Japan -
I recently met one of your representatives of ShorinjiRyu Karate, Jarret Cooper, and wanted to say that he is a wonderful representation of the style. Good luck and Merry Christmas to you all. Brandon Sandan, Shudokan Karatedo
Brandon West
Oakland, CA -
OSU SENSEI CAULEY!!!!! Happy holidays to you, your wife, and all my Shorinji ryu brothers and sisters !!! tim
Tim Maron
North Bend, wA USA -
I give my good luck for all Ogasawara Karate ShorinJiRyu student. We are the dojo of Sakura Kan (The school of cherry blossom) for directorship of Ogasawara Hanshi and General directors. This is a good ShorinJiRyu learn for computer. Toki
Thukasa Tokiaki
Hirosaki, Japan -
Season Greeting from All Japan Karate Kempo Kyokai. Hosowake Kintaburo General President
Kintaburo Hosowake
Akasaka Mitsuke, Japan -
Hello I am Harold Newman and living in Newbern, North Carolina near the Atlantic coast. I was surprised to find this site and want to pass along my congratulations on a well done website about Shorinjiryu Karatedo. I study Goju Ryu now. Nice work. Harold
Harold Newman
Newbern, NC -
Met a good Karate teacher last week at the University of South Florida. Miquel Posada, Sandan. He and I had a long talk about Karate and his roots in the Sumi Kan dojo in Dover, Delaware when he was a kid. He told me about the web site about Shorin Ji Ryu style and I find it to be a wonderful source of information about Karate. I want to congratulate the web master on such good work. Keep it up because many of us around the world need this kind of works. Thank you and Bless you all,. In Budo, Mike
mike O'Donnell
Tampa, FL -
Next year the city of Kazan, Russia is celebrating its 1,000 birthday. With the collaboration of Russian Government and AJJIF - All Japan Ju-Jitsu International Federation. We will host our first International Convention and Ju-Jitsu Seminar. In the heart of Russian Historic city of Kazan, 2nd week of May, 2005. We will invite many International Guests, AJJIF International Representatives, Government Officials and European friends. To celebrate this major event. The Rebirth of Russia and New Chapter in the History of Russian Ju-Jitsu and AJJIF. As the president of AJJIF I would like personally invite you to attend this great and historic event. And to join us for our first international seminar, celebration and friendship. Sincerely, Alexey Kunin, Hanshi 8 Dan Ju-Jitsu President of the AJJIF- All Japan Ju-Jitsu International Federation Head of Katabami Ryu Ju-Jitsu
AJJIF-All Japan Ju-Jitsu International Federation
I am Yoshi student of SHORIN JI RYU KARATE School in Kamagawa, Japan. I love the website about Karate in English. My Sensei Saito say hello. Yoshi
Yoshi Yamanaka
Kanagawa, Japan -
Good to find this site. Sensei Cauley was my Karate teacher in Orlando, Florida during 1978-80. He was also my instructor in restraint training at the Central Florida Criminal Justice Training Center in 1980. Wonderful to find this site. Victor
Victor Vasquez
Orlando, FL -
Hello again from Dr. Tachikawa, Nephrologist. Please take some time out for thinking about Masanao Yamazaki, who died on 25 April 2000. In remembering Yamazaki, Nyuujaku. Tachikawa Tenzo
Tenzo Tachikawa
Sendai, Japan -
I have met Mister Dave Adams here in the Philippines. He is good Karate teacher. Good web pages too. Silva
Rogerio Silva
Cebu City, Philippines -
Sincerest of greetings to all Shorinjiryu students and teachers. I am Ph.D. at UT Humble and teaching Shorinjiryu of Sakugawa Koshiki school. I direct the Shorinjiryu dojo in Humble. Recently, I had the opportunity to learn of this website when Mr. Cauley visited Texas in September. My teacher was Donald White. He was stationed with the US Navy and flew in and out of Misawa Air Base, Japan with his mission out of Moffett Field, California. Even though I learned third hand, this website has given me the courage and fortitude to go on. I have contacted Mr. Cauley with my personal email and phone. Ganbatte Kudasai Ivan
Ivan Grabowski
Humble, TX -
From Pearl City dojo of ShorinJiRyu, hello and greetings. We are learning good quality ShorinJiRyu from Arashi Sensei. Good website about the style. Dale Muruyama
Dale Muruyama
Hilo, Hawaii -
Peshawar, NWFP Pakistan -
great sport site
Dojo Katsu Holland
Winsum, Holland -
very nice page about Shoriji Ryu Karate style. Greetings from Paris. Franco
Franco Degarmo
paris, france -
Dear Sensei, As a good site in karate, Wish you all the best!! Sensei Naresh Sharma
Sensei Naresh Sharma
Pune, Maharashtra INDIA -
I am happy to learn the word Koshiki for Orthodox (which is on my shodan diploma). This was conferred by Thomas Cauley in 1989. It is good to see him write the introduction for this web site. My web site has surrealist art and dada, which is a poetic form related to irony. Lord Baron Camster (Ct. Pf. Joseph A. Uphoff, Jr.), 10/15/2004
Dr. Joseph A. Uphoff, Jr.
Colorado Springs, CO U.S.A. -
I ran across your site while surfing for Shorinji-Ryu Karate-Do. Great work. I have been a student of Shorinji-Ryu Kenkokan Karate-Do for about 12 years. This is the best work I have seen on Karate-Do. Keep up the good work. Mike Smith Sandan Shorinji-Ryu Karate-Do
mike smith
Elko, NV -
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to talk to Sensei Cauley at length while he was vacationing in Fredericksburg, Texas where I live. He and his wife dined at my restaurant and we had a long conversation about Karate. I told him that I had been a lost student for many years since I left Japan at Misawa Air Base. After talking a while I remembered him from Misawa. I was a student on the main base in Shotokan. I remember Sensei Cauley visiting our dojo. He was very patient with my questions, and kind to me. I congratulate you on a nice website. Raymond Long Fredericksburg, Texas
Raymond Long
Fredericksburg, TX -
Thomas Cauley Sensei led a seminar on kata and bojutsu in Ramer, Tennessee October 9, 2004. Thank you, Sensei, for sharing karatedo with us, and thanks to all the students from Athens and Kennesaw who traveled and trained together.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA -
I am the 4dan of Ogasawara school of Shorin Ji Ryu in Kanazawa-shi, Japan. I am so happy for the page about Karate-DO here. I visited the head dojo of Hanshi Ogasawara this week. We had good practises there. Jun Yoshimitsu Kanagawa dojo named Yukikan
Yoshimitsu Jun
Kanazawa, Japan -
May I pass on the happy birth day of Sunao Kanemitsu who 90 years old. Such a good brother. Morio
Morio Tachikawa
Kogawara, Japan -
Raees Ahmed Khan (Bleck Balt 3rd Dan)
Hyderabad, SINDH Pakistan -
Was bored, surfing, and came upon this site. I was a member of a fraternal order with Mr. Cauley in Japan. GOD Bless you and your endeavor. Charles Sontag
Charles Sontag
Bossier City, LA -
I saw this web page and was immediately taken back. I was a member of the Dover AFB, Delaware Karate Dojo under Sensei Cauley in 1970 . He had just come back from Japan again and we had a huge dojo in Dover. There were over 150 students when he moved the dojo to Loockerman Street, downtown, Dover. I also remember Eddie Harris, John Rankin, Norman Slayton, Bill Muraoka, and several more who I cant recall names on. It is so good to find the old teacher still out there kicking and teaching. I sent him a personal email today and hope I can get to the dojo in Tennessee to learn so more. Good luck to you all. Your brother in Shorin Ji Ryu Karate-Do Joseph Beck
Joseph Beck
Milwaukee, WI -
I have returned to your website many many times for good information about the Shorinji Ryu Karate schools. It is a good works about Budo. I am a student here in Kanazawa city which is on the Sai River. There is also the temple about Ninjitsu here too. We have a large dojo of Shorinji Ryu from Ogasawara lineage. Taro Hosokawa from Hawaii
Taro Hosokawa
Kanazawa, Japan -
great site
Dojo Katsu holland
Winsum, Holland -
Did not we go to same school? In Norwalk Virginia? Goe Scott remember?
I enjoy your site. I am trained in Shorin ji Ryu Karate-do in England years ago with the Mori Sensei. I now live and teach Shorin ji Ryu Karate-do in Hakadate City which is across Mutsu Bay from Honshu and on Hokkaido Island. Sometime we travell to Honshu to train at the headquarter. I am the English teacher in Hakadate City. Tomio my mail is -
Tomiki Tomio
Hakadate, Japan -
I am the godan of Shorinjiryu of Ogasawara school. This is a very good web site about Sakugawa Girishakyo school. Katagiri Saburo
Saburo Katagiri
Yokohama, Japan -
To all Shorin Ji Ryu Karate teachers and students, hello""" I studied Shorin Ji Ryu Karate under Steve Sulley, Nidan, who was in the United States AF here at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Steve was stationed here in the early 70's and then went to Misawa Air Base, Japan. I believe he went there to study Shorin Ji Ryu under Mr. Cauley. I have lost contact with him so if anyone out there has his email address or mailing particulars, please advise me.
George Martin
Anchorage, AK -
I saw the Sho-rinji Ryu Karate-do webpages. I am older student of Sho-rinji Ryu who live in Hachioji-shi, Japan. Many year ago we are practiced with the Jiro Okada at Shimizu Dojo in Fuchu City. I can remember with much pleasure about the Amerikan Tomas Cauley. I can remember too the Mister Hogg who both so young and strong. I am now the 77 year old but am still practiced. Ishishima
Ishishima, Ryoichi
Hachioji, Japan -
Can I invite you all to practise hard every day? Shorin-JiRyu Karatedo enjoys worldwide popularity. Sato Jiro Chief of Instruction Sakugawa Koshiki Shorin-Ji Ryu Karatedo General Headquarter dojo Kamita, Japan
Sato Jiro
Kogawara, Japan -
I saw Capt. Young's comments on the Misawa,Japan dojo. I, too, was a member during 1967-1969. MIke Radinsky
Michael Radinsky
Philadelphia, PA -
I am proud to report that the dojo at Misawa Air Base, Japan is still going strong and we have 18 students. We are located off base and have a number of the hombu black belts visit. The dojo was started here by Lt. Cauley in 1967. He was here again in 1974. We are celebrating our 37th year. Captain Roy Young Misawa AB
Troy Young
Misawa, Japan -
I recently met one of the seniors in Sakugawa Shorinji Ryu Karate, Karl Hovey, who is also a high Dan in Isshin Ryu. He was impressive and a wonderful reflection on the styles.
Donald Rose
Falls Church, Va -
Brilliant site i am a 1st kyu in Shorinjiryu Kenkokan and i love the terminology i am from the Ken Nin Kia dojo under Shian Paul Jackman GREETINGS FROM CANADA signara kelvin alli
kelvin Alli
toronto, ont Canada -
nice site you have here. please keep it up
maga onyeolu
Enugu, Aba Nigeria -
Small world. Last year about this time, I was a student at the University of South Florida. I met Miquel Posada, a black belt from the 70's in Dover, Delaware. Mike was a student of Cauley Sensei and then came to Florida when he got grown. I was happy to see this web pages about ShorinjiRyu. It is good to see that everyone practices over a lifetime. Sincerely and in Bushido, Mike Lowrey
Michael Lowrey
Tampa, FL -
I really liked to read things on your site. Congratulations. I teach karate for teenagers and I am always trying to get more information about the history of karate. No matter the style. I wish I could get more things about the karate practice to make my classes more up to date.
Jose Luiz Peixoto Silva
Joao Pessoa, Paraiba Brazil -
A very good website about the Shorin-Ji Ryu Karate-do. Good work.
Toshio Hanaue
Kamakura, Japan -
I was a student of Bobby Jennings, who studied Shorinjiryu in Japan with Sensei Cauley during the early 1970's. While Mr. Jennings was stationed in the Air Force at Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska; he met Sensei Cauley. He continued to study Shorinjiryu when he was stationed at Misawa, Japan. I was a student of Mr. Jennings for four years here in Denton, Texas. I had to stop when my job demanded more of my time. I surfed onto this website and was very happy to learn about it. I met Sensei Cauley when he was in Orlando, Florida and Bobby brought me for the National tournament at the University of Central Florida. I sent Sensei Cauley an email message at his address and hope that I can get to your National Tournament next year in Tennessee. Good luck to all the Shorinjiryu students and teachers. Respectfully, Troy Brooks Nidan Denton, Texas
Troy Brooks
Denton, TX -
Great site. Norbert Shotokan of American Falls
Norbert Howell
American Falls, ID USA -
I would like to comment about Shorinji-Ryu Karate. I am one of the Indian Representatives under the leadership of Honourable Sir Thomas Cauley of the International Division. He has trated my students and me with such respect and help over three years. He continues to offer any help possible even so much as to help 3 of my students and me to go to Japan. I just wanted to offer my sincerest thank you and respect for him and everyone who is in the Sakugawa Shorinji-Ryu Karate. I hope to go, also, to Sri Lanka and practise with the H.A.D. Hettiarachi who is the Sri Lanka Chief Instructor for Shorinji-Ryu. K. Mishra
Calcutta, India -
I am Taro and 4 Dan of Shorinji Ryu Karate. I am English teacher at Japanese School for children in Chofu. My teacher was Masanao Okuma who is now dead. My headquarter are at Ogasawara dojo in Aomoriken. It is good to learn about Shorinji Ryu Karate by internet. Thank you the webmaster for such good work. Taro Maeda
Maeda Taro
Chofu, Japan -
Last weekend I made a trip from Key West up to Orlando. I ran into one of the old students of Shorin Ji Ryu Karate from that area. His name, I believe, was Durrell. He told me about the hard training and long-term comittment to Karate when you are involved in Shorin Ji Ryu. I have been a student of Wado Ryu Karate for a number of years and am interested in learning about Shorin Ji Ryu and where I might go to practice. I assume that there are others in the South Florida area. I will email you at the address given in this website. Please advise me when you can... Sincerely, Brian Haskill
Brian Haskill
Key West, Florida -
I am reading your pages with glad. My name is Kusuo and I live near Tokyo, Japan where I am attending Kokosei and wish to pass examinations for University next time. I want to attend some colleges in Japan. I am also the Shodan of Sho rin Ji Ryu style. I am learnt about Sakugawa Koshiki style here. My father, Wakayama Masanao is the 6 Dan too. Hello to all the student around the earth. Kusuo
Kusuo Wakayama
Kita fuchu, Japan -
Congratrulations on a good website about Shorinji Ryu Karatedoh. Good luck to all Shorinji Ryu players around the world. Sato Jiro
sato jiro
Kamita-cho, Japan -
Mister Cauley, Thank you for taking time to talk to me at the tournament in Eureka Springs last weekend. It went really well and we had about 200 competitors. I would like to have a chance to train in Shorinjiryu sometime also., Sincerely, Ray
Raymond Clark
Eureka Springs, AR -
Great to see some of the old students of the Misawa, Japan dojo signing in. I, too, was a member of the Misawa dojo during 1967-69 when Tom Cauley taught there. I remember Davis, Leath and Mays too. What a hard practice we realized there. It was so cold you could not stand still..., Of course we didnt have that problem with Mr. Cauley and especially when Jiro Ogasawara came to class. Our greatest thrill was when we were allowed to train at Kamita-cho at the Head dojo. great to re-establish contact. Nolan
Nolan Wright
Dallas, Texas -
Hello, I remember Mister Green, Sensei Cauley, Mister Maron, Mister Rodgers, Mister Marquez.
Takeo Hanue
Misawa, Japan -
OSU!!! I just read Mr Greene's response to the guestbook. Mr Greene, hopefully you'll read this. I practiced with you at the Misawa dojo from 1975 thru 1978. I'm trying to contact you. I tried your email address, no go. Please contact me if you wish. I'm looking forward to speaking with you respectfully, tim maron 206-727-3212
tim maron
north bend, wa usa -
I spent the better part of an afternoon surfing and looking at your site. Firstly, it is a great site about Shorinji Ryu Karate. I have been a student of Shorinjiryu in the past but now study Isshin Ryu. We have a small dojo here in Perth but it a quality school. Please accept my gratitude for a fine website. Donald Martinneli Sandan, Isshinryu of Shimabuku Perth Budokan
Donald Martinneli
Perth, Australia -
I am Nobuko Sawaguchi the 1st Dan of Shorin Ji Ryu. I am student at Tohoku University and learning International Business. It is a good webpage about Karate. Nobuko
Nobuko Sawaguchi
Sendai, Japan -
I surfed onto your website a couple of days ago and have been going back and forth to it since. I am an old student of Sakugawa Koshiki ShorinJiRyu Karate-do and studied in Japan in Cauley Sensei's dojo at Misawa. I was a member from 1967-1969 at the old BX building and then again when he returned to Misawa, Japan from 1974-1978. Since that time, I have retired from the USAF in the Office of Special Investigations and, at one time, worked for Captain Cauley. He was the liaison between the Japanese and American Governments something to do with inter-country relations. I consider myself one of the oldsters and can remember the hard practices both at the dojo on base and at the National headquarters with Mr. Ogasawara. I am happy to re-contact. John Green
John Greene
Seattle, Washington -
I was wondering if there was a school in PA? my email is
Jessica Helenius
west chester, PA United States -
I watched your USA National Tournament this past Saturday, 12 June. I wanted to let you all know that I have been to lots of tournaments but have never seen one so well run, respectful and professionally. I was pleased to see all the character and friendship. It was a large tournament and I have contacted Mr. Cauley by email and expressed my thanks. Respectfully, Robert Hardin, 5th Dan, Shorin Ryu Karate-Do Maryville, Tennessee
Robert Hardin
Maryville, TN -
Hi. I'm a student of Nanbudo, a newer Japanese martial art. It was founded by Doshu Yoshinao Nanbu some 20-30 years ago and is a mixture of karate, aikido, tai chi, jiu jutsu and several other concepts. I had a look at your page and several other pages about Shorinjiryu, and it looks like a very good style. Very interesting.
Oslo, As Norway -
Your site looks very interesting and seems to be quiet useful. Come and visit our site, too!
Berlin, Germany -
My dojo is Ishikawa Isshinkaikan of of ShorinjiRyu. My teacher is Okuma. Thank for a nice website about ShorinjiRyu. Euko Kurosawa
Kurosawa Euko
Ishikawa, Japan -
hello from Paraguay. I am student of Shorin Ji Ryu Karate and studied in Japan with Sensei Morita in Tokyo. We are the Ogasawara style. Good luck around the world. Horatio
Horatio Munoz
Caazapa, Paraguay -
I surfed onto your website and was, two hours later, going from link to link. This is one of the best websites on Karate that I have ever encountered. I am a Shodan in Wado Ryu here in the Mount Airy, North Carolina area. I learned that your International Director is also from North Carolina from Kinston. That isn't far away. I found him from a friend of mine in Colorado. I have contacted him in email and hope I can find my way to Tennessee or Georgia to train with you all. I intend to bring my family to the Smokies during the time of your tournament in Maryville, Tennessee. I hope that my trip will coincide with a visit to see you all. Sincerely and Respectfully, Robert
Robert Svizzero
Pilot Mountain, NC -
Want to invite you to the Okinawan Karate Do Union Annual Summer Seminar & Banquet July 9, 10, 11, 2004 Cleveland, Tennessee Your chance to train with some of the best instructors in the U.S. A great weekend in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee Be apart of the family - All are welcome who come in the true spirit of budo. More information at
Okinawan Karate do Union
Osu Shorinji-Ryu karatekas! I am a Shorinjiryu student, now living in SW Florida (Lee County) and working in Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and internationally. If any fellow karatekas in the Lee/Charlotte county areas are interested in weekend training, please let me know. Special hello to Yamakan dojo in Georgia!
Scott Schroeder
St. James City, Fl Lee -
On behalf of my late father Kusuo Hosokawa, the hachidan of Judo and teacher of Mister Cauley when he was member of the United States Air Force. My father many times spoke of him and his friend Robert Hogg. I am so happy now to find Mister Cauley and Mister Hogg again and to pass my thanks from my father. They were two of his prized students. I am also a Judoka the 5 Dan and teaching English at Keio Daigaku. So nice to find you. Kenji Hosokawa, Associate Professor Department of Western Studies Keio University
Hosokawa Kenji
Tokyo, Japan -
I am Saburo the 3 dan of Sho rin ji ryu karatedoh. My dojo is habukan at Uchunoske. My teachers are Tomita and Kobayashi. You have nice web pages.
Saburo Kotaka
Uchunoske, Japan -
To my surprise I found this web page while surfing for Japanese Arts and Ways. I was Tom Cauley's best friend during our early years when he began studing karate from a man named Asaki in Virginia Beach, Virginia in the summer about 1957. We also wrestled together at the old Virginia Beach High School (now defunct). What a treat to find him alive and well and living and teaching Karate in Tennessee. He must be going on at least 60-62 years old now. I am 61 and believe we are about the same age. It is rewarding to know that after so many years things really dont change that much. I have emailed Tom at his address and got his telephone number and talked at length. Sincerely, Wesley Quinn
Wesley Quinn
Lenoir County, North Carolina -
I was surprised to find this web site about Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinjiryu Karatedo. I was a student of both Jiro Okada and Thomas Cauley, in Japan during my tour with the USAF from 1961-1965. I was stationed in the same USAF unit as Mr. Cauley, until he went to South Vietnam with an Air Force Commando outfit during 1965. I hooked up with him again during 1969 at Misawa Air Base, Japan. I became his student again and this time for 2 years. From that time, I have been a student and proponent of Shotokan Karatedo here in San Jose in the dojo of Kenneth Funakoshi. I have contacted Sensei Cauley in Tennessee by telephone and hope to attend your USA National Karatedo and Kobudo Shiai in Maryville, Tennessee this June. My congratulations on a very good web site. I hope to see you soon. Walter Shotokan Sandan Shorinjiryu Nidan
Walter Ching
San Jose, California -
I was so happy to see the Shorinji-ryu site. I am student of Takeishi Takahashi in Sasebo. Keep up the world peace through Karatedo. Kenji
Kenji Yonegawa
sasebo, japan -
Hi, I was just searching around and I was surprised to find a shorinjiryu karatedo site. There are not many sites on this style of karate. I just want to let anybody who wants to know that that my shorinjiryu karatedo dojo has put up it's website do go check it out!
David Hill
santa cruz, CA USA -
I'm a Shorinji Kempo practicioner, and wondering if there are any other practitioners in Lebanon??? need to do some serious practice.
Sam Majed
Beirut, Lebanon -
Please enjoy my site. I am doing the ShorinjiRyu Karate of Ogasawara Teikeishiro. I saw your site about International Divisione. I am Masatoshi the Godan. Doi Masatoshi
Doi Masatoshi
Fujiyoshida, Japan -
Hello all Ogasawara Shorinji Ryu player. I am Thukasa Toki, Patent Attorney, live in Hirosaki. Good luck for all student. Toki
Toki Thukasa
Hirosaki, Japan -
I am retired JASDF (Japanese Air Force) Colonel in Japan. It was about 1961 or 1962 when I meet Mister Tomas Cauley in the American Air Force at Fuchu Air Station, Japan. He was already doing the Shorin Jiryu at Okada school in Fuchu mura. We were good friend and did the Judo together. I am so happy to find the webpages about Shorin Jiryu Karate. I am still the judo teacher and did the Greco-roman wrestling at the 1964 Olympics and my good friend Tomas and Robert did the Judo there. I am so pleased to write, Toshio Hanaue Kodokan Judo 7 Dan
Hanaue Toshio
Minatoku Tokyo, Japan -
from the afghan kyokushin karate ashihara karate and kickboxing president i would like and i want to friend ship with you so as saved new geinration fron deargs and kyokushin karate develop in afghanistan by your help we haven same things we haven admission with any kai and any group the mean pont i have 29 brunches and 20000 studients but no one invite me for progaram we would like to enjay your every progaram so as play world tournament with you after today iam looking for your kindly invitation your obediently sensei rahmatullah,shabab tel:092-3009593091 fax:009291-854150
sensei ragmatullah.shabab
peshawar, nwfp afghanistan -
My name is Yoshiaki Sawaguchi and I practise the Shorin Ji Ryu and Kobu Jutsu. Please write to me and I am your friend. Sawaguchi Yoshiaki Nidan of Shorin ji Ryu
Sawaguchi Yoshiaki
Shikanana, Japan -
My congratulations to everyone in Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinjiryu Karatedo. I am from the old dojo in Hampton, Virginia. I am a History Professor at Old Dominion University. The Art is apparently alive and well. Good luck to all involved. Respectfully, T. Rhodes
Thomas Rhodes
Hampton, Virginia -
Greetings to all my friends in Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji Ryu! I am finally settled in the Phillipines. Soly and I miss you all and wish you the best of luck in your quest for perfection. You are in our thoughts always. Dave
David Adams
Angeles City, Philippines -
Hello to all Shorin Ji Ryu student. I am Kimikiko and Shodan of Shorin Ji Ryu. My dojo is Yoshin Kan at Sendai, Japan I am student at Tohoku University. I am learnt that Americans and Mr. Cauley study here. Good luck in Karatedo... Kimiko
Kimikiko Maeda
Sendai, Japan -
I was a student of Mr. Cauley during 1967-1969 at Misawa Air Base, Japan. We practiced in an old BX building which was not heated. I can not tell you how cold that place got in the bitter winter time. We did a lot of moving around back those days. I remember several others, Tony Mays (deceased) and Sugarmann Davis. Master Ogasawara visited sometimes and things even got worse in the dojo. I reflect with pleasure at the many hours I spent in the dojo at Misawa and the times Mr. Cauley took us to the Hombu in Kamita. Then, there was winter training in the mountains during the coldest time and summer training on the beach. Those teachings still are vivid. Freddie Detroit, Michigan
Freddie Leath
Detroit, MI -
I am happy about finding my friend Tomas Cauley on the internet. He my teacher of Karate in Thailand in 1966 at Korat. I am retired Captain of Royal Thai Air Force from Camp Suranmee at Korat. He teach many Air Force pilots from Thailand. Sawan
Sawan Poongsai
Nakhorn Ratchisima, Thailand -
Greetings Sensei, I just started training again (after 23 years), in Shotokan, at a local dojo. I pulled out my copy of "The Universality of Karate and Kempo" to relearn my history and terminology and thought "I've never looked up Shorinjiryu or Mr. Cauley on the Web". What a delight to see Shorinjiryu (and yourself) so accessible. I've tried several times to replicate those magical days in the Orlando, Florida Hombu, with David Jones and Rob Moller, but without success. And at least once a week, I heed those your permanently ingrained instructions to me, "No Mr. Davies, your other left, your other left". Best wishes to you and yours. Michael V. Davids
Michael V. Davids
Port Charlotte, FL USA -
i love your site
enugu, nigeria -
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enugu, nigeria -
It was great to surf onto this website. I was stationed in Japan during the early 60's with Mister Cauley. I worked for him again when he was an Air Force Captain and USAF Investigator. He was then, and am sure now, a wonderfully enlightened Karate-ka. I live and practice Karatedo of the Shotokan school here in Omaha. Perhaps I can travel to Tennessee and visit my old teacher. I will contact Mister Cauley in a private email.\ \ Gary
Gary Yonegawa
Omaha , Nebraska -
I am the Sakugawa Koshiki Ogasawara ha Shorinjiryu Karatedo next Master behind the Teikeishiro Ogasawara present Director. I am so happy for all karate students of Shorinjiryu around the globe. May I ask you for hard practice and keeping Karatedo alive. We are so proud of all students. Satoru Narita
Narita Satoru
Shikanana, Japan -
I am very pleased about the web site of Shorinji Ryu. I know your Sensei and we are very close friends. He speaks highly about you around the world in Shorinji Ryu. Even though we are students of the Gojuryu, we are respectful of all Karate. Mister Ogasawara Teikeishiro came to Okinawa this year already and we had nice practice. Sincere, Kenichi
Kenichi Takemori
Naha, Okinawa -
Alton Martin Renshi Rokudan Of Chinese "Very Old Style Shorin-Ryu!
Renshi Alton Martin
Naples, Fl USA -
Your shorinji-ryu is very interesting to me. I am currious to know more about the details of the Ogasawara Family and how they came up with the names of the Kata. They sound to me more like Shotokan names the Shorinji-ryu names. From my Travels to Okinowa and Japan, and my visits with, Zenryo Shimabukuro, Joen Nakazato, and the late Isamo Tomatsu. Those particular names which were mentioned on the video tape series, were not the Names used by "Bushi" Matsamura. There are also a much larger number of them than I have ever recalled mentioned. Any Who, I was just curious. Best Regards, Don Mathews
Don Mathews
Jupiter, Florida United States -
Osu!!!!!!!!!!! It has been many years since last i've seen Mr.Cauley....Apparently he is still promoting the art, this is a very good thing.......Keep up the great work, and Mr.John Rankin if you are there drop me a line or 2.....I'd like to hear from you as well as Mr.Ed Harris...........Osu Jon Finney c/o Beibukai Zenkoku Bujutsu Kyokai Go Dai Kan No Ryuu Teryuukan/Shoto-te Karate-Doh PO Box 1255 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
Jon Finney
Rehoboth Beach, De USA -
I am member of Japan Karate Federation,(Shito-Ryu)(Itosu-Kai) under the sensei Fumio Demura in 1985. and Affiliated Instructor Japan Karate Federation (Ryobu-Kai) Under the Sensei Yamazaki 1991. For Pakistan. World Ju-Jitsu Federation (WJJF) UK, Representative for Pakistan 1990.Thanks Your Sincerely, Raja Sibtain. 198 N Block, Subzazar, Multan Road, Lahore. (Pakistan) Tele # 092-042-5880823 & 5869386 Fax # 092-042-5717146 E mail:
Raja Sibtain
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan -
It is so very good learning about ShorinjiRyu on website. Many year ago, about the 1974, I am remembering the dojo of Ogasawara who are my uncle. Mister Tomas Cauley then studied at that dojo. I can remember, with glad, Mister Richard Greene, Mister Tony Marquez, Mister Cauley, Mister Yasuda, Mister Maron, Mister Adams on the hard training at Shikanaka beach at my home. My fater now passed away Mister Tomita the 8Dan. I am still having picture about the training here. Hello to everyone again. Mister Tomita Thukasa, 7th Dan Shorin Ji Ryu Karatedo.
Tomita Thukasa
Shikanaka-mura, Japan -
I am the 4Dan of Ogasawara school. It is a good web site about Shorin Ji ryu Karate... Good luck in Karate Saito
Kanabe Saito
Fukishima City, Japan -
Dear Sir, I want to know about Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinjiryu Karatedo please informe me.
Ashoka Peiris T.H.
Colombo, Westran sri lanka -
To the leadership, practitioners of Shorinjiryu, and all dedicated DO-ists',greetings from The London Shorinjiryu Kenshin Dojo, Canada. Perhaps someday our paths will meet and we'll be able to share in our experience through karatedo..."Kokoro no seishin".
Manny Hawthorne Rokudan
London, Ontario Canada -
nice website. good day and god bless! joenel 3rd dan blackbelt shorin-ryu, philippines my email address
joenel padilla
manila, philippines -
guys it looks really nice. keep it up.
asaba owerri
aba, lagos lagos -
I read, with much interest, about Shorinji Ryu Karate. I am relatively new to the Art of Karate (Shito Ryu) but just learned about the dojos within driving distance. I have contacted the International Director and found him to be very kind and helpful. I am looking forward to attending the next seminar in West Tennessee. Thank you for such good work. sincerely, Richard
Richard Anderson
Spring Hill, Tennessee -
From old freind of Toshio Hanue. The Shimizu Dojo still living. Hello to Mister Robert Hogg and Mister Tomas Cauley from long time ago. We do Judo together in 1962. I am now the 7Dan.
Toshio Hanaue
Ishikawa, Japan - Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 18:31:37 (EST)
iIts good to see a well respected site your doing a great job trying to keep tradition and Budo going keep up the good work maybe you can take a look at our site and leave your comments .www.shito-ryu- regards in Karate do. Eric Tomlinson 6th Dan chief instructor SSU USA
Eric Tomlinson 6th Dan
Villa Ridge , mo usa - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 13:03:22 (EST)
such a good web site about Ogasawaraha Shorinji Ryu Karatedoh. Good luck for world in budo.
Kunichi Mori
Schichinohe, Japan - Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 11:20:42 (EST)
I was very happy to find this site while surfing for my style of Karate. I was a student of Sensei Cauley's during the late 60's and again in the mid 70's in Misawa, Japan. I went to his national tournament in Orlando, Florida again in the late 70's. I am still trying to keep up Shorinji Ryu and have a handful of students. I have called Mr. Cauley and hope to travel to his dojo in Tennessee as soon as I can. Good luck to everyone Bobby
Bobby Jennings
Ft. Worth, Texas - Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 09:48:35 (EST)
I enjoyed your site. It is one of the very best about traditional karatedo. I found it on Ogasawara Ryu website. Hiro
Hirokawa Uezu
Futema, Okinawa - Monday, January 05, 2004 at 13:26:34 (EST)
Very Informative site. I'm a practitioner of traditional Goju-Ryu Karatedo and I'm pleased with the content and material contained in this site. Good luck and keep up promoting the Art!
Jose Eduardo Hernandez
quezon city, Philippines - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 03:25:40 (EST)
Very good site. I enjoyed the section on history and on etiquette. Keep it up. Luis
Luis Ventura
Colorado Springs, CO - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 11:59:51 (EST)
I am student specializing in English at Tohoku University in Sendai and heard about Mister Cauley here years ago. I also study the Shorinjiryu-Karate here. Congratulations on a very good website and good luck in Budo. Yoshiaki
Yoshiaki Watanabe
Sendai, Japan - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 11:30:37 (EST)
Hello Tomas... I remember you from so long ago in Fuchu dojo of Shimizu. The Sensei of Okada. I am still trying to learn about Karate after all this years. It is so good to learn about your long and continued search of Karate story. Good luck. Nobuko
Nobuko Tachibana
Fuchu-mura, Japan - Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 09:43:44 (EST)
Osu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kanichiwa everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To Hanshi Thomas Cauley, Have you ever lived in Dover, Delaware and taught in dover over top the army/navy store on Loockerman St.??????????????????????
Jon "Iron Dragon" Finney
Dover, De USA - Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 14:39:29 (EST)
Hi, this was actually the only good site about your style i found. So, thanks alot =) Keep up the good work =)
Ljungby, Sweden - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 15:41:28 (EST)
A wonderful, well organized and informative website. I visit it often for inspiration and a "budo lift"... It is nice to see traditional Karatedo and I have met one of the Yudanshaka here in San Francisco. I look forward to getting involved in this solid Karatedo. George
George Sakai
San Francisco, CA - Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 11:17:00 (EST)
A super site indeed. Yours sincerely Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai UK Branch
Paul Vermiglio
Liverpool, United Kingdom - Friday, October 24, 2003 at 09:02:39 (EDT)
CA USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 00:18:08 (EDT)
I enjoy reading, again and again, the sections in this website. My Shorinjiryu has improved over the years with the guidance of fine people in this style. Congratulations to the Web Master, Dr. Cahoon; Kyoshi Cauley and all the senior members of this organization. I hope to get to the Hombu in Japan or to America to train. Thanks for such good work in Budo, Brian O'Conner Irish Times
Brian O'Conner
Dublin, Ireland - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 23:43:04 (EDT)
I also found the etiquette page very interesting and wish more sites spent a bit of time on this worthy subject.
Stephen Grayston
Chalvedon, Essex England - Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 11:52:08 (EDT)
From Sakai good luck for Karate in all world.
Sakai Jun
Kaminato, Japan - Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 00:40:35 (EDT)
Very nice web site. Please visit our site sometime.
Stephen Grayston
Chalvedon, Essex England - Friday, September 26, 2003 at 04:40:38 (EDT)
I am enjoyed the web site. About ShyorinjiRyu. I am the 2nd Dan in Karatedo. This one is a good site about world of Karatedo. Thank you, Sahahiro
Sahahiro Yamamoto
Gifu, Japan - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 21:57:09 (EDT)
Good website. hello from Hyogi Prefectural Museum of Japanese History. We are having Japanese history about Samurai and about Musashi Miyamoto. Soon we have Samurai and their lives in northern Harimi. Good luck in Karate, Yoshio Sandan
Yoshi Hamada
Hyogo Prefecture, Japan - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 14:45:43 (EDT)
My name is George Martin, living and working in Santiago. I am from Ontario, California. I met Mister Anthony Marquez, 7th Dan, in Azusa, California a few years ago and learned about his style and his original style of Shorinjiryu. He is still active in Shorinjiryu also. He spoke very highly about everyone in this style. He related many stories about training in Japan and going to train with Mr. Cauley up north. He also told me first hand stories about how hard the training was in Japan and about the austure training camps run by Mr. Cauley and the senior members of the Honbu. Thanks to these men we can now learn Karate in a more pure form. I hope to, someday, get to the eastern USA and meet those seniors as well. Meantime, keep up the good work in Karatedo. Sincerely, George
George Martin
Santiago, Chile - Wednesday, September 03, 2003 at 22:51:28 (EDT)
A very good website. I spent a good hour surfing it. One of the better websites about Karate I have seen. Congratulations to the Webmaster. Robert
Robert Stiner
Dallas, TX - Monday, September 01, 2003 at 00:13:20 (EDT)
A very good site. I spent quite a long time surfing it. Congratulations on a very informative website. I study Shorinji Ryu in Brazil. My teacher was Kusuo Maruyama in Japan. Good luck Victor
victor salazar
Brazil - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 22:32:55 (EDT)
My sincere congratulations on a real good website. I got out of Karate years ago due to an injury (not associated with Karate) but remember those old days with pleasure. I was stationed in the United States Force in Japan at Misawa Air Base. My best to OSensei Ogasawara and all the directors. Hello too, Tom Cauley, thanks for being such an understanding teacher years ago, it has made a positive impact on the life of everyone who touched you. Thanks Richard
Richard Ellis
Pearl City, MS - Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 23:05:38 (EDT)
I was happy to find the webpages about Shorin Ji Ryu Karate-DO. I first studied Karate when I was deliverer of the Newspaper at Misawa Air Base, Japan about `1970' I practice still at Headquarter school in Kamita cho. I learnt about Shorin Ji Ryu too at the Base when Mr. Cauley taught the American dojo there. I loved the days of old Shorin Ji Ryu. Today I am grandfather of 3 boy. My love to all Shorin Ji Ryu students. With Respectfully , Toshio Maruei Misawa Japan Hombu Dojo, the 5 Dan
Toshio Maruei
Misawa Shi, Japan - Sunday, August 17, 2003 at 21:24:21 (EDT)
I enjoy the pages about Shorinjiryu Karate. I once met Master Jiro Ogasawara in the Philippines. I also met and heard about Mister Thomas Cauley who was his student from America. Today, I am happy to learn that he is still alive and well and doing the Karate of Ogasawara in America. He was very kind to me about 35 or 36 years ago. I worked in the Clark Air Base Hospital and he was there from Vietnam. We spoke a long time about Karate. I was a student of the Doshin Kai then. I am now a student of Shorinjiryu and am happy to find others. Sincerely, Jose Diaz 5th Dan
Jose Diaz
Cebu City, Philippines - Friday, August 01, 2003 at 00:20:07 (EDT)
I am Saburo the Sandan. My style is Ogasawara of Shorinji Ryu. I am teacher of English at Hosokawa city school, Kokosei. Hello to everyone in Shorinji Ryu. Sincerely in Karate.. Saburo Takashino
Saburo Takashino
Hosokawa city, Japan - Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 00:18:04 (EDT)
l love this site because l can now write english
tokyo, japan - Friday, July 18, 2003 at 14:17:28 (EDT)
I am Yondan in Sakugawa Ogasawaraha Shorinjiryu style. I can thnk about olden days of Karate. I was student of Tokushiro Ogasawara when there was Mr. Cauley too. OK in Budo. Sincerelly, Saburo
Saburo Kinatake
Schichinohe, Japan - Friday, July 18, 2003 at 00:47:34 (EDT)
Hi from Canada and hello to all Shorinjiryu students and teachers. I met several of the seniors during \ 1972 in New York. I remember Mr. Cauley, Mr. Masucci, Mr. Mays and several of the others. Congratulations on many years of hard work in Budo. John
John Shoat
Toronto, Canada - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 00:30:18 (EDT)
I was surprised and elated to find this website while surfing for Shorinjiryu Karate. I was a dojo mate of Tom Cauley in the summer of 1957 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and we both learned from Masayuki Asaki who later went on to graduate from Virginia Polytechnical Institute as a commercial artist. He is back in Japan now and still teaching Shorinjiryu. I will send Tom my email address under another cover. Sincerely, Nathan
Nathan Smithson
Virginia Beach, VA - Wednesday, July 09, 2003 at 22:53:02 (EDT)
Best luck in Karatedo from Takamura... Minato ku, Tokyo, Japan
Ryoichi Takamura
minato ku, japan - Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 21:11:51 (EDT)
To all the Sakugawa Koshiki Shorin Ji Ryu school of Ogasawara family, my greetings. I am English Professor for Meiji University, International school. From all the Shorin Ji Ryu students at Meiji, good luck in Karatedo. Ryoichi Hasegawa Nanadan
Ryoichi Hasegawa
Tokyo, Japan - Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 20:23:22 (EDT)
My father was the techer of Mr. Cauley of Japan for 1960's. We are practising very hard about learning of Shorinji Ryu of Ogasawara school. My brother, Taro, and sister of Nobuko send all love. Please try so hard becuase Jiro Okada my father wishes all his life for a world of Karate. Love to all student, Toshio Okada
Toshio Okada
Fuchu-shi, Japan - Monday, June 16, 2003 at 00:17:44 (EDT)
I remember Sensei Cauley from the 70's when I attended a seminar in Chesapeake, Virginia. Several of us attended from Bayamon Shorinjiryu dojos. I also remember when Sensei David Adams came to Puerto Rico and did a seminar for us on Mr. Cauley's behalf. We all still have fond memories of those times. Rafael Ramos
Rafael Ramos
bayamon, Puerto Rico - Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 00:34:20 (EDT)
Despues de och0(8)largos anos de ausencia en el estilo de shotokan, me parece en un criterio definido haber perdido mi tiempo sin restarle importancia a dicho estilo, pero, de corazon, externo, que a tiempo me devolvi, y he vuelto a rescatar 20 anos que pase en shorinji ryu, cierto el mejor estilo del mundo y orgulloso me siento de haberme devuelto. Me siento en casa, he prosperado y en dos anos he retomado la linea, me he actualizado, y espiritualmente satisfecho. ORGULLOSO ME SIENTO. SENSEI TOMAS ENRIQUE BLACK BELT YONDAN. MI MAESTRO MIGUEL PENA SEXTO DAN, LA MAXIMA AUTORIDAD EN LA REPUBLICA DOMINICANA.
Sensei, Lic. Tomas Enrique
santo domingo, las caobas Republica Dominicana - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 12:27:03 (EDT)
hello to Yuishinkai brother around the world. Thank you for such hard work. Tadashi
Tadashi Morii
Kanegawa, Japan - Tuesday, June 03, 2003 at 16:54:36 (EDT)
I am learnt about Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinjiryu from seeing on Japanese website called, It is good site about Japanese Karatedo. Gendai
Ebisu Gendai
Tachikawa, Japan - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 00:02:36 (EDT)
Dear Dr. Cauley, I am Professor of East Asian Studies at Waseda University, Nishi Campus. I know about your graduation of this University and about Karate of yourself. I am the Godan in Ogasawara School. My affiliation and title is Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, International Relations, Professor. I earned Doctorate of Arts from Tokyo Metropolitan University and my specialty is The Economic Development theory of Japan and Asia. I have sent my email to your hotmail address. Teikeishiro Ogasawara made it possible to contact you about academics and about Karatedo. I am an intermural researcher. I am happy to find you and discuss with you about your years at our University and about Karatedo. My teaching career begins in 46/4 till present. We have recently formed a new contemporary asian studies program called "The impact of Business Community Strategies Influencing Liberalization Policy in the Financial Sect Comparison of the Philippines and Japan." Please look at Center for International Education, Waseda University, Respectfully, Hideo
Hideo Kobayashi
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 23:16:04 (EDT)
thank for a wonderful website about Ogasawara school of Shorinji Ryu Karate. I am Esau the Shodan. I am just beginner of Karate. The website is so much for help us here. Esau
Esau Yonegawa
Okamisawa, Japan - Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 00:30:44 (EDT)
Hello Tom, Gary Yoneda here. I am alive and well in Corona, California and still practicing Karate here. I am 3rd Dan, Nihon Goju Ryu now. I learned about your location from another old friend, Walter Muhlenbein. I hope to get out to see you in Tennessee before long. Respectfully, Gary
Gary Yoneda
Corona, CA - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 21:25:16 (EDT)
Much to my surprise, I surfed onto this website and found an old friend and Karate teacher, Tom Cauley. I hope he remembers me. I was stationed with the United States Air Force at Fuchu Air Station, Japan in 1964. I met Tom after watching a Karate exhibition at the base. I remember him as being the only American in a Japanese class. Later on, during 1964 (fall) I was in a couple of college classes with him. I lost track of him when he went to Saigon, South Vietnam during 1965. Periodically, I would hear about him in Karate circles. I have emailed him and hope to re-establish contact. Sincerely, Warren Muhlenbein, Godan Shorin Ryu
Warren Muhlenbein
Milwaukee, WI - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 18:23:38 (EDT)
I train at Yamakan Dojo. My teacher is Wayne Van Horne Sensei, 5th Dan. I am a newcomer to Shorinjiryu and it is a great blessing. I would like to thank everyone who makes the Karatedo way of life possible.
Marcus Kipfer
Kennesaw, Ga USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 23:11:22 (EDT)
Good luck in Karatedo to world of Shorinjiryu. Kenji
Kenji Sasaki
Tawada-ko, Japan - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 15:14:19 (EDT)
It is good to find information about Shorinjiryu not just technique also the means and history of the style.
Tamworth, NSW Austraila - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 03:10:15 (EDT)
from the Irish Times, greetings and best wishes. I am still doing Shorinjiryu Karate as often as possible. I am traveling a great deal with the Times. Your's for a world united in Karatedo, Brian O'Connor Yondan
Brian O'connor
DUBLIN, IRELAND - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 23:54:44 (EDT)
Great website - I am a student of Shotokan in Salt Lake and remember Mr. Cauley from Japan at Misawa Air Base. Nice to learn his whereabouts. Sincerely, Harold Handley IBM
Harold Handley
Salt Lake City, Utah - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 08:48:52 (EDT)
I am learing about your Karatedo from Ogasawara-Ryu homepage. It is good works. hello from Sojo at Japan.
Horimitsu Sojo
Kamisunagawa, Japan - Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 23:47:02 (EDT)
To my Sensei, greetings, Good memories from Misawa, Japan and training with you and at the Hombu. Traveling around the USA with my business...hope to visit soon. Thank you for a long time friendship and for being my mentor. Robert
robert horne
napierville, IL - Monday, April 07, 2003 at 22:37:01 (EDT)
A wonderful find in this site. Very well put together. Good luck in Karatedo. Tim Grimes, 4th Dan Key West, Florida
Tim Grimes
Key West, FL - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 20:35:34 (EST)
Kyoshi Cauley, I am member of general hombu in Kogawara mura, Japan. Please write to me about Karate in America. Masa
Masanobu Kawamura
Kogawara, Japan - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 17:21:48 (EST)
From General Headquarter Hombu for Sakugawa Koshiki Shorin Ji Ryu Karatedoh, greeting from Chief of Technical Division for style. Good luck in Karatedoh. Jiro
Jiro Sato
Kogawara, Japan - Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 23:50:29 (EST)
I enjoy visiting your site because of it's honest approach, content and a worth of information about Karate Art. I also take pleasure learning about foreign representatives and directors in your style. I can appreciate the complexity of Shorinjiryu and the wealth of education inherent in it. Please keep up the good work. It is refreshing to see such a professional site. Thank you.. Horace Mills Agency for International Development Cebu, Philippines
Horace Mills
Cebu City, Philippines - Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 16:59:47 (EST)
It is nice to be the Sri Lankan Representative of Shorinjiryu and best wishes to the web master for your endeavour to guide Karate fans worldwide.
H.A.D Hettiarachchi
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 07:39:04 (EST)
hello to all member of Shorin Ji Ryu of Ogasawara family. It is so nice for such good work about Karate. From Oishi-mura, Japan...good luck.
sunao nishio
Oishi, Japan - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 18:56:58 (EST)
Very intresting site it as quite a lot of knowledge and is well laid out .regards in Karate Do. Eric Tomlinson 5th Dan chief instructor SSU.USA under Yamada sensei Amagasaki Japan
Eric Tomlinson
Rolla, MO USA - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 11:13:23 (EST)
Good site. It offers so much good information about traditionale Karatedo. It is wonderful to see such work and to learn about your style. Good luck. Jose Maroza
Jose Maroza
Belize City, Belize - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 18:02:46 (EST)
Nice site with lot of information. Best wishes and Good luck. Sensei, Indishe Senanayake Chief Instructor-Okinawan Shorin Ryu Kyudokan Karate-Sri Lanka
Indishe Senanayake
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 05:28:03 (EST)
A great site. I visited and found a great deal of helpful information about Karatedo in general and Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinjiryu in particular. I particularly enjoyed the section on Etiquette and the History piece. Congratulations to the originator and all of Shorinjiryu students. Hideo
Hideo Yasuda
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 23:22:10 (EST)
Truly an awesome website. Great attention to historical and informational details. Glad to have visited and will return again. This site is so clean and pleasing to the eyes of any martial artist who stumbles here.
Prince Loeffler
Redondo Beach, CA USA - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 13:38:49 (EST)
May I ask for all international Karate student in new century to strive forward in Budo. Good luck from Teiji and dojo name of Momo Kan (house of Peach) Kanemura
Teiji Kanemura
Momoishi, Japan - Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 00:44:45 (EST)
I read, with interest, Mr. Ed Robinson's entry. He related that he met Mr. Cauley at Yokota Air Base Japan at the Military Airlift Command's Terminal building. About that time I also met Mr. Cauley and had a similar experience as that of Mr. Robinson. I was stationed at Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture and met Mr. Cauley after watching one of his demonstrations at the Base Gym on Armed Forces Day. His kindness, patience, and caring immediately struck me. Eventually, I became one of his students. Although for a short time before the US Navy sent me San Diego, I was able to learn a great deal about Budo from Mr. Cauley. He was one of those lucky souls who got to live and practice in Japanese dojos. I have always thought about him and what he gave to me in form of values and spirit. Good luck in Budo, Gary Martinelli UCLA
Gary Martinelli
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 19:51:25 (EST)
A very good website. Wonderfully put together. East to get around in and very informative. Congratulations to the designer/originator. Sincerely and in Budo, George Armstead 5Dan Shotokan Karatedo New York, New York
George Armstead
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 19:11:01 (EST)
Panama, PANAMA - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 12:31:41 (EST)
Hello I am Ryoichi from Elblag, Poland. I am from Japan in the North. Good luck about Shorin Ji Ryu around the world and Happy New Year for 2003. Ryoichi
Ryoichi Hasegawa
Sapporo, Japan - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 12:20:18 (EST)
Dear Mr. Cauley, I met you on a riverboat cruise in New Orleans, La., this year. I was very happy that you were able to converse with me in Japanese. My wife, Sachiko, was also very happy ... Please accept my humble thanks for your help and directions. Shoen Murata Toyota Motor Company Director, Production Somerset, Kentucky
Shoen Murata
Somerset, KY USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 20:56:45 (EST)
Season's greetings! My name is Kirk Bjorling, yondan, in sanshinkai karate. I'm glade to finally see an infomative and prof. martial arts website! You make your mission clear and and explain your style carefully. Best wishes in the future.
Kirk Bjorling
USA - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 18:24:47 (EST)
From Sawada-mura, Japan; hello from Masanobu who am now in Nome, Alaska and work for American Company. I am coordinator of Japan operation. I am Sandan Shorinjiryu of Ogasawara-ha. I enjoy your website and please tell originator about such a good job. I met Mr. Cauley while he was in United States Air Force and was in Japan. He can remember me from dojo of Toki Thukasa in Hirosaki, Japan. Good luck to everyone of Shorinjiryu. Masa
Masanobu Noguchi
Nome, AL USA - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 23:48:11 (EST)
Thats a very interessting sport. I live in Vienna give this sport here?
Vienna, Vienna Austria - Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 13:14:19 (EST)
nice pages about ShorinjiRyu Karatedo. Hello to all foreign students. Ryusei Hosokawa Meiji University
Ryusei Hosowaki
tokyo, Japan - Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 21:42:30 (EST)
I just happened to stumble on to this site and it is great!! I met Mister Cauley, briefly, at the MAC terminal at Yokota, AB, Japan in 1975. He approached me and inquired if I were a karate-ka. Immediately, I sensed him to be a practitioner of great skill and sensitivity. We spoke at length about the traditional aspects and philosophies of karate study and practice until our respective flights were announced. I have never forgotten the discussion that we had. Continued success as you pursue the way. Ed Robinson, San-dan, Wado-Kai Karate Assn, Taiwan; Ken Zen Ichii Karate Assn, USA.
Ed Robinson
USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 14:10:24 (EST)
Your site is great. I do Shorinji ryu Renshinkan under the guidance of Shihan Miguel Pena in Dominican Republic. I am a black Belt Nidan.
Jider Vargas
Haina, Dominican Republic - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 11:58:10 (EDT)
Konnichiwa. Very cool site! Ganbare!
Tokyo, JAPAN - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 17:49:16 (EDT)
previous e mail address incorrect,, should read Involved with martial arts since 1958. Now san dan okinawan goju- kenshi kai.
elliott jurek
ancaster, ont canada - Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 01:39:25 (EDT)
Interesting site on Shorinjiryu, my previous instructor was under Sensei Kise, whom taught shorinjiryu until changing to Matsumura.
Jesse Hughes
Seymour, TN USA - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 12:11:08 (EDT)
hello to mister cauley remembering from Tachikawa and dojo from Toshio Hanaue, Shudokan hiro
hiroyuki ueno
Tachikawa, Japan - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 11:20:28 (EDT)
Thank you for such fine work on Shorin Ji Ryu Karate. I am old student from Japan in Ogasawara Ha style. I remember Mister Cauley at Waseda University about 1964. I am sending my email address in private. Ceasar Jackson Hondutel, Utila
Ceasar Jackson
Utila, Honduras Territory - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 22:40:56 (EDT)
gasho rei.i am a kenshi in shorinji kempo.i am wondering if there are any shorinji kempo disciples in perth who could tell me if there is a centre where you are practising.i found out that there is currently no sensei for the perth branch, however there are those who practise amongst themselves.could someone be so kind as to tell me where such practices are held?. p/s i am a foreign student
perth, wa australia - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 06:56:44 (EDT)
I very much enjoyed reading every page of your site! Thank you. Love, Mariko
Mariko Kobayashi
Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu JPN - Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 01:01:46 (EDT)
Best wishes to all Shorin Ji Ryu students around the world. Our Solothurn dojo is following the traditional teaching of Sakugawa Koshiki. Victor
Victor Greene
Solothurn, Switzerland - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 23:42:53 (EDT)
So nice to find a good page about Shorinji Ryu Good luck to everyone around the world. Yoshi Yondan Sawada English School
Tachimori Yoshi
Hachinohe, Japan - Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 23:18:32 (EDT)
Dear Shihan: I was a surprise to run onto this site while surfing the net. I was one of your students from Pueblo, Colorado during 1986-1990. I hope you remember me. I sent you my email address to your's. Let me know how things are going and how I can go there and train in Shorinjiryu. Thank you for all your teaching when you lived in Colorado Springs. Jose
Jose Montoya
Peublo, CO USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 13:46:55 (EDT)
Wonderfully put together site. Congratulations on a very informative and enlightening venture.
Jose Tateani
Brescis, Italy - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 00:30:34 (EDT)
Thomas Sensei, I have tried about 3 different Email addresses for you and I keep getting mail delivery failure. First off , I hope you are all right. Secondly , I do not want to lose track of you after finally finding you after all of these years. Please contact me through my Email address. I would appreciate it. Yours in Budo, Phil Koeppel
Phillip Koeppel
Peoria , IL USA - Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 18:43:22 (EDT)
Dear Mister Cauley Congratulations about 15 of June 2002 which mark your 45th year in Karatedoh. I am writing for all membership of General Headquarter Dojo in Kamita-Cho. And for Kancho Ogasawara and all member congratulations. Sinceraely, Toshio Yasuda
KAMITA, JAPAN - Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 23:23:51 (EDT)
I really respect the way you spoke of my father on your page.He is still teaching in Kermit and I am one of his newest students for it is a diferent style of martial arts.I will make sure that my father views this site
George-Michael Keely
Kermit, TX USA - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 03:47:36 (EDT)
What a wonderful surprise it was to stumble across this web site. I will never forget the first time I met Sensei Cauley...I was 14...skinny...and nervous. I watched a class in the gym on Dover Air Force Base and spoke with him as he changed after class. I will never forget him telling me..."I reserve the right to tell you to leave at anytime".I knew he meant it....and he never had to tell me.He changed my life in ways I will never forget...He helped to instill values and strength in me that even today I borrow from and know without them life would be so difficult. Even though I haven't trained in the martial arts in a decade...I still consider myself a martial arist. Not because of what I do...but because of what is in me. My hat is off to this man and my head is bowed in respect. Thank you Sensei.
Miguel Posada
Sunrise , Fl. USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 00:05:00 (EDT)
It is good to learn about my friend Mr. Cauley and that he is still active in Karatedoh. I am still with Hachioji-shi Patent office.
Fumio Hashimoto
Hachioji, Japan - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 22:12:16 (EDT)
Pierre Ingrassia.. good to see you are following the way. Your old partner in crime James
James Righetti
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 01:07:47 (EDT)
I am Joen Sakagi, Sandan, Shorinji Ryu Karate. I was educated at UCLA and now returned to my homeland to my mother and father and to Shorinji Ryu. Good luck to all the world players and best wishes.
Joen Sakagi
Gonohe, Japan - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 22:58:14 (EDT)
Though I have been away from daily training for many years, I carry the lessons learned in my heart and mind still. I just want to thank Sensei Anthony Masucci for teaching me those many years. Domo arrigato gozai-imasu Also, if Steve Sparks happens to read this I wish to say hello and wish him and his family the best. Feel free to e-mail me at any time. Jim
James Brown
Dallas, TX USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 05:26:32 (EDT)
best wishes to all Shorin Ji Ryu students around the globe from the dojo of Rafael Traman.
rafael traman
Ascension, Paraguay - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 00:01:42 (EDT)
I have been a practisioner since 1958 and am still active in two clubs. Nice to have the contacts throughout the world. Would love to correspond, via e mail ref" karate do."
elliott jurek
canada - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 12:57:28 (EDT)
Nicely done and well presented website. Although we travel different paths, we come from the 'same breath'-Okinawa.
Paso Robles, CA USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 12:46:52 (EDT)
Just surfed onto your website. I was surprised to learn about the where-a-bouts of my old friend Tom. We were in Officer Candidate School together in 1966. I was stationed with him again in Khourat, Thailand later that year. We were on the same "mobile monitoring team" in the Panhandle of Cambodia. Great to see that he is still alive and very well. His Karate was strong even in 1966. All of us on his team grew to respect and trust him as our C.O. Also, a wonderful website...congratulations to the originator. I have mailed Mr. Cauley my email address, under separate cover. Good luck in budo. Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
San Jose, CA USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 01:31:40 (EDT)
Congratulations on a well put together site. It is good to see traditional Karate on a wide basis. I hear good things about your style even here in our town. I met Mr. Cauley about ten years ago when he came through our area. Even though I study a different style, thanks for a good website.
Reuben McIntyre
Green River, OR USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 20:15:10 (EDT)
From dojo of Asahi Daily News, hello. I am student of Thukasa Sensei. Good luck. sunao
Sunao Takahatsu
Tokyo, Japan - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 17:38:46 (EST)
I am teacher of Economics at Seunghak University. I trained in Japan for 20 year in Shorinhji Ryu Karate in Tokyo Japan. Good site about Koryyu. Yongson Park
Yongson Park
SEoul, Korea - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 22:50:06 (EST)
A nice surprise to hear again about my old friend Tom Cauley. I am an old student of Shorinjiryu in the late 60's and early 70's in Virginia. We still strive to perfect our characters through Karate-do,.
Rafael Pena
Christchurch, New Zealand - Friday, March 29, 2002 at 23:13:37 (EST)
I enjoyed visiting your website. I have visited other dojos and it's nice to see dojos as traditional as Harmony By Karate (New York). It's especially important to me as I am returning after a substantial break and seek new meaning to my studies of shorinjiryu. Thank you.
Michele Bielski
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 13:52:10 (EST)
great site - it is nice to learn about traditional Karatedo from others of Shorin Ji Ryu around the world. Good work Lamar Sokol
Lamar Sokol
Yamon, Montserrat - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 23:15:16 (EST)
its great to have a site of this standard .how can i join sakugawa koshiki shorinji-ryu and represent here in india?
mazhar asif
haldwani, ua india - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 02:06:42 (EST)
Great site!, lots of good information, if you get a chance, check out our site for great cross training techniques!
Dean Hayek
Moorhead, MN USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 05:13:42 (EST)
Hi, thank you for this excellent website.Congratulations. BUDO salutations. M.Merrouch
Mohammed Merrouch
Tangier, Morrocco - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 20:48:27 (EST)
I enjoyed your webpage about Shorinjiryu Karate. I am a student of Japanese karate called Shudokan and teach in Vienna. Keep up the fine work letting the world know about traditional Warrior ways.
Goma Echivara
Vienna, Austria - Friday, January 25, 2002 at 23:50:38 (EST)
I have looked at your nice Web pages about traditional Karate of Japan. I, myself, teacher of Yoshinkai Karate in China. I work with the Japanese government for spreading culture. In respect, Kaigo
Shigenobu Kaigo
GGuangxi, Province, China - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 21:30:12 (EST)
I am Dojo-Cho for Sakugawa Koshiki of Ogasawara school of Karatedoh at Shichinohe in Aomori Ken. Very nice work with the Website about this style. Hello to all world of Ogasawara-ha schools. Makoto
Makoto Ueno
Shichinohe, Japan - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 13:43:12 (EST)
lahore, pakistan - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 02:29:55 (EST)
Best of a New Year of 2002 to all world students of Shorinjiryu Karate. hello again to Mr. Cauley and all members. Sincerely
Dr,. masaru Taneuchi
Athens, Greece - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 22:20:33 (EST)
To my family of Shorin Ji Ryu Karatedo. Greetings from the dojo of Kiev. Best wishes. Mykola
Mykola Petrovsky
Kiev , Ukraine - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 22:18:10 (EST)
Varaidin, croatia Croatia - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 18:01:25 (EST)
Great site. If anyone could e-mail me the Chito Ryu Kata that white belts need to know it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Shang Griffin
St. John's, NF Canada - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 15:55:17 (EST)
very good page about Sakugawa Shorinjiryu of Ogasawara family style. We are enjoying it here in Japan dojo of Tawada-shi, Aomori Prefecture. Saito
Sunao Saito
Tawada, Japan - Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 14:14:44 (EST)
This site is great. It helped me understand the correct karate etiquette and termonology. I'll be visiting this site often.
Bobby Budhram
Acworth, GA USA - Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 20:30:33 (EST)
This is a great site! I studied Okinawian Isshin Ryu under Mr. George Keely (RokuDan) for many years and now have my own dojo. I really enjoyed seeing all the diverse karate student's comments about your site. Keep up the good work. Bud White-SanDan Isshin-Ryu Katae-do
Bud White
Los Angeles, Ca USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 20:13:04 (EST)
It is very nice to see of many fans of the Shorin Ji Ryu of Ogasawara family. Today, worldwide peace with the karate Do Asai
Kiyonobu Asai
Hachinohe-shi, Japan - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 10:28:57 (EDT)
hello to all player of Shorin Ji Ryu of Ogasawara school. I am the 3 Dan of Karate. Very good page about Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji-Ryu Karate-Do. Natsui
Ryoichi Natsui
Kawamura City, Japan - Sunday, September 30, 2001 at 16:56:06 (EDT)
As an old friend and associate of Mr. Cauley, I must say that this website is one of the best I've seen in terms of content, information and general philosophy. I am a Professor of History at Norfolk State. Keep up the good work.
Frank Rhodes
Norfolk, VA USA - Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 09:49:48 (EDT)
Premier World Martial Arts Community!
Bob Wall
USA - Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 14:12:35 (EDT)
Dr. Cauley, congratulations on a web site with so much good information. I was very impressed with all the great people in your organization. Keep up the good work!
Professor Silverio Guerra
Alvin, Tx USA - Friday, August 17, 2001 at 21:32:49 (EDT)
This is good site about Karate of Ogasawara. I are Shodan. Thank you for nice information. Kori
Kori Kunitaka
Seitoku-shi, Japan - Friday, August 17, 2001 at 11:06:32 (EDT)
Congratulations on such a nice website about the Shorinji-Ryu of Ogasawara. I am Doctor of Nephrology at Sendai General Hospital, Sendai, Japan. I am also teacher of Shorinji-Ryu in Sendai. It is so nice to see many students around the world with same philosophies. Yours in Budo, Dr. Tenzo Tachikawa
Tenzo Tachikawa
Sendai, Japan - Wednesday, August 08, 2001 at 09:55:41 (EDT)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 00:25:28 (EDT)
Sontac the 1st Dan of Shorinjiryu. Good luck around the world.
Sontac Montical
Dangriga, Belize - Friday, June 22, 2001 at 10:29:08 (EDT)
Such a fine site about Ogasawara Ha Shorin Ji ryu. Good luck for Karatedo from New Guinea. Country Director for Karate Affairs Shorinji Ryu Karatedo Motokatsu Kina, Godan
Motokatsu Kina
Papuas, New Guinea - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 00:34:43 (EDT)
Hello Thomas, What a wonderful and educational web page. I was just surfing and did a search for my own name just for fun to see what would turn up. That's how I stumbled onto your page. By coincidence, I used to study Chito Ryu here in Canada. I went to a Tsuroka dojo and I wish I had never quit when I did about 23 years ago. Keep up the great work, Tom Cauley
Thomas A. Cauley
Burlington, Ontario Canada - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 22:55:41 (EDT)
Shorinji-Ryu has completely changed my life. I trained with Sensei Wayne Van Horne and had the honor to meet Sensei Cauley. The people I met in this dojo were the kindest, most gentle I have ever met(and trained harder than I thought possible). THANK YOU shorinji-ryu
Keith Lopez
Trumbull, CT USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 15:23:16 (EDT)
Need more information on locations for instruction and testing in the MId-West
Roger Casadei
Higbee, MO USA - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 14:00:37 (EDT)
hi,very glad to find this site an' happy for. i like the koshiki ,i practice in algiers at master mourad- not great conpetitor.just kochiki gave me advantage,today i feel o.k (calme as meroire). thanks
mehdi toufik tazir
algiers, dz algeria - Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 21:56:00 (EDT)
To all my friends in Shorin-Ji Ryu Karatedoh, best wishes from the Athens dojo. Congratulations on very good pages about this Ryu. Dr. Masaru Taneuchi Prof. History
Masaru Taneuchi
Athens, Greece - Friday, May 11, 2001 at 10:01:47 (EDT)
So nice these pages about history and etiquette. the links are very good also. Hello from Belgrade and the dojo of Mikel and the Rembukai style. Mikel Yosnos
Mikel Yosnos
Belgrade, Yugoslavia - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 23:29:50 (EDT)
I'm a Karate Practiser from 25 years ago.4 Dan.President of a local Karate Association. Please I would like to contact with A Sensei from Japan of the Shorinji Ryu School Ogasawara Family Style. Please confirm if you are represented here. Thank "Brothers in Karate"for all the help. Marcos
Marcos Sokiransky
Buenos Aires, ar ARGENTINA - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 23:09:33 (EDT)
Just a reminder of our 5th Internationsla Shorinjiryu Koshiki Tournament, to be held this year in St. Jerome, Quebec, Canada. Please feel free to visit our WEB site at Domo Arigato Mark Flath
Mark Flath
Santa Clarita, Ca USA - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 11:50:13 (EDT)
HUMACAO , PUERTO RICO - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 21:45:11 (EDT)
Interesting site, in particular the section about etiquette, where the riding wear is allowed after black belt! I read in an Aikido site that the Karate Gi in its purest form was actually only underwear and if you step on the mat without the Hakama in some clubs shows impropriety. There are arguments that this piece of clothing should be worn by all ranks especially in Japanese Dojos. In Europe however and especially in Wado Ryu we don't traditionally wear this garnment even after shodan. Keep up the good work! Yours in Budo, Oliver J.
Oliver Jocher
Carlow, Ireland - Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 05:41:35 (EDT)
I enjoyed your URL and reading about the many Shorinji Ryu students and teachers around the world. I think this site is the most informative one I have encountered. I am a student of Shorin Ryu here in Paraguay. I am ranked 3rd Degree. We are very interested in teaching and practising Karate in line with the old ways. I will send an email with my personal information to Mr. Cauley. Thank you for your help and hope to get to America to meet you soon. Your's in Budo... Rafael Traman
Rafael Traman
Asuncion, Paraguay - Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 11:38:19 (EDT)
My thanks for a wonderful expression about Budo via your web pages. This is one of the most comprehensive representations I have seen. Keep your good work coming. Best wishes from the New Zealand Japan Society of Aukland, New Zealand. Nori
Watanabe Nori
Aotearoa, New Zealand - Sunday, April 08, 2001 at 17:04:37 (EDT)
nice site. fine work for karatedo. Murata
Miyagi Ken, Japan - Saturday, April 07, 2001 at 20:28:09 (EDT)
Best of wishes from Belize .. I am the 1st Dan of Karate. Very good information site. Congratulations on such hard work and your contribution to the quality of Karate. Sincerely, Sontac
Sontac Montical
Dangriga, Belize - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 10:07:03 (EDT)
hello from Akira the 2dan of Karatedo from Takayama shi, Japan. We are preservationists of 184 old traditional structure of classical type. We are the Shorinji-ryu school of Ogasawara family.
Takayama city, Nippon - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 15:03:13 (EST)
hello from Kawamura shi, Japan. I am the shorinji ryu style and made the 3 dan. good luck for all student.
Tanaka Mori
Kawamura city, japan - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 14:19:50 (EST)
Hi, Greetings from Finland.
Jari Peltonen
Tampere, FINLAND - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 15:03:08 (EST)
On behalf of the University of Georgia dojo, greetings to karatedoka around the world. I am yondan and Georgia representative. It's inspiring to hear from so many practicing Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinjiryu Karatedo in so many different countries.

If there is anything we can do to make this web site more useful to you, please send me e-mail.
Brad Cahoon
Athens, GA USA - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 13:26:35 (EST)

Hello to all my Shorinji Ryu family. I am just returning from Keio University in Japan and am Nidan in Shorinji Ryu of your lineage. I look forward to being part of this large family. Sincerely, Victor
Victor Greene
Solothrun, Switzerland - Monday, March 05, 2001 at 18:14:08 (EST)
i found this site while searching my past, ihad no idea about all of this please e-mail me back!
Christopher Lee Keahi Sakugawa
boise, id USA - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 00:36:58 (EST)
Very good pages. Hello from Shirata Village, Japan. We are Shorin Ji Ryu and Yuishinkai Kobujutsu. Kenji
Kenji Hamamatsu
Shirata, Japan - Friday, February 23, 2001 at 15:11:59 (EST)
Even in wore torn countries Budo is alive and well. Your's for a world united in Karate. Pierre
Pierre Lacompte
Durres, Albania - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 11:45:51 (EST)
I have recently been training under Sensei Ron Van DeSandt in Fairborn, Oh. Our style is being taught to us the way it was taught to Master Roy Thomason by Hohan Soken and Fuse Kise in the early sixties. Although I am unfamiliar with many terms and such , I feel that this site can help many in becoming familiar with traditions, history, etc. I offer my encouragement to those who have started "The Way". Thank you.
Shane Palmer
enon, oh USA - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 17:18:33 (EST)
I am enjoying the pages about Shorinji Ryu Karate. It is good news to learn of world of Budo. Zhan
Zhan Mordehay
Ihtiman, Bulgaria - Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 18:27:37 (EST)
I enjoy pages about Shorinji Ryu of Ogasawara school. I am teacher of Karate in Karibasawa, Japan. Thank you for such good works for Karate. Shinobu
Shinobu Takeuchi
Karibasawa, Japan - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 01:47:25 (EST)
Oss! Did you guys know that one of Shinan K. Hisataka's best students is alive and kicking in Canada. I am talking about no less than Shinan F. Varasteh 9th Dan, founder of the Kanzen ryu style of Karate-do. See him at Oss!
John Smith
USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 11:37:49 (EST)
Good pages. I am Ahmed Balaak and Doshinkai teacher of karate. I am teacher in Kanpur. Congratulations on excellent site.
Ahmed Balaak
Kanpur, India - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 09:35:34 (EST)
Shihan I spent a lot of time perusing your site. Wonderful source of information. I practice Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu here in Okinawa and am a new Shodan. Thank you for the insight. Sergeant Vernon Williams U.S.A.F. Kadena, Japan
Vernon Williams
Kadena, Okinawa-Japan - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 20:11:00 (EST)
Hi! Your web site is very nice and very informative. This is my first time visiting your web, and I will recomend to my students. I'm practicing Karate & Kobudo from 1971 and I represent my system Rokudai-Jitsu.
Carlos R. Esquilin, 8th Dan
Juncos, PR USA - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 15:38:21 (EST)
wonderful site. I am 2 Degree of ShorinJiRyu in Paris, France. Good luck to world.
Markol Balaj
Paris, France - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 12:13:27 (EST)
Osu to all my friends in Shorinji-ryu. This website remains a great way to stay together. Yours in Budo, from New Jersey!
Scott Schroeder
Glen Ridge, NJ USA - Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 20:40:00 (EST)
Jerry Malone, 2Degree, London. Very nice pages, very much information. Nice work. London Dojo of Shorinjiryu
Jerry Malone
London, GB - Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 17:46:16 (EST)
An excellent website. Thank you for the good work in projecting Shorinji Ryu to the world. From New Zealand.
R. Pena
Christchurch, New Zealand - Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 20:37:44 (EST)
I enjoy your nice pages about Karate. I am student of Shorinji ryu and the 2 Dan. I am teacher at Business College of Jijel, Algeria. My well wishes to all who share the Karate.
Dumo K. Hokar
JIJEL, ALGERIA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 23:04:40 (EST)
Cauley Sensei, It has been over 25 years since I have had the oppertunity to talk with you. We have probably both grown some gray hairs since we have seen each other last. You have a fine website. I hope I have the chance to see you in the future. Yours in Budo, PWKoeppel - USKK
Phillip Koeppel
Peoria, IL USA - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 23:14:19 (EST)
Ifind your website very good. I am teacher at Hachiko High School, Hachinohe, Japan. We also teach Shorinjiryu from Ogasawara family in our school. Our school and dojo is largest in Aomori prefecture. We teach English as foreign language. Our Shorinjiryu club is largest in Japan of High school. Our school was founded in 1893. Good luck for world in Karatedo. Yoshi
Yoshi Tachimori
Hachinohe, Japan - Saturday, January 06, 2001 at 12:59:35 (EST)
Very good site. Best of wishes from Karate schools of Chad in N'Djamena.
john sokomol
N'Djamena, CHAD - Friday, January 05, 2001 at 10:16:32 (EST)
Greetings from Belgium. Congratulations with your site. Hope to meet very soon in Belgium or Nepal. OUSH Sempei Veronique Budokai-do Full Contact Karate
V. Paret
Knokke-Heist, Belgium - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 14:51:04 (EST)
Greetings from the Yamakan Dojo of Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji Ryu Karatedo, Kennesaw State University in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. I have been studying Shorinji Ryu as one of Cauley Sensei's students for over two decades. His dedication to Shorinji Ryu and depth of knowledge continually inspire his students. I want to thank everyone for their guestbook entries. It is wonderful to hear from Shorinji Ryu dojo around the world.
Dr. Wayne Van Horne, 5th Dan
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 09:20:14 (EST)
Thank for a good site about Karate. it is reaching far to Suriname. gustav
Gustav Orinoco
Paramaribo, Suriname - Monday, January 01, 2001 at 20:54:32 (EST)
My name is Faraz Jafery I am B.Belt 2 nd Degree, really it is a nice site, I want to participate in international touranment, so if you know about any tournament in any part of the world pls contact me on my email add. at ok Thanks
Faraz Jafery
Karachi, Pakistan - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 10:30:53 (EST)
A wonderful Web Site. I am a student of: Masatoshi Doi Professor and Director of NCC Center for the Study of Japanese Religion Kyoto, Japan
Okuma Seiji
Kyoto, Japan - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 15:34:11 (EST)
Very nice and good informative website. Keep up the good work! Sincerely, Ron den Boer.
Ron den Boer
Zaandam, Netherlands - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 04:37:22 (EST)
Sincere best wishes from Richard Vest, Ventura, California, Sandan, Shorinjiryu of Koshiki, Sakugawa style. My best also to some of the old students in Japan. Teaching of Traditional Shorinjiryu here in California.
Richard Vest
Ventura, CA USA - Monday, December 25, 2000 at 17:35:03 (EST)
I am a student of Shihan William Nusz. We are just returning from Australia where the World Koshiki Championships were held. Great event, but am sorry we have not yet been able to spread the Koshiki fighting system in the USA so far. Looking forward to meeting you at the National Tournament in Tennessee along with Shihan William Nusz and Shihan John Gaddy.
Sensei Don Goetz
Catonsville, MD USA - Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 15:51:17 (EST)
From Konko school of Karatedo of Hiroshima, Japan; hello to world of Shorinji Ryu and universal brotherhood by way of Budo. Ishikawa Makoto Godan
Makoto Ishikawa
Hiroshima, Japan - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 11:53:12 (EST)
Very nice your page, the best about karate. yor friend from argentina: javier
Javier Orue
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 22:09:43 (EST)
Happened onto your site while surfing for Karate in Japan. I was pleasantly surprised to find Mr. Cauley. I remember him from Fuchu Air Station, Japan in 1964. I was in the same barracks and can remember him doing breakfalls down the halls and jumping out the second story window to do a breakfall on the grass below. I always wondered what happened to him, now I know. I am a student of Kobayashi Shorin Ryu now. I always wanted to study Shorinjiryu but did not have that opportunity. Wonderful website and again, happy to find an old acquaintance. James Zelk
James Zelk
Alexandria, LA USA - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 10:47:39 (EST)
To all of Shorin ji ryu of Ogasawara school, best of wish from Kuzuo Ohata, Rokudan, of Hokodate city in Hokkaido-ko. We are renshu at honbu of Ogasawara and branch dojo.
Kuzuo Ohata
Hakodate-shi, Japan - Thursday, December 07, 2000 at 00:56:17 (EST)
To an old friend from Japan. hello from Seikai Kobudo Renmei Shindokan Sohonbu dojo. Happy I am now finding Mr. Cauley again.
Seiji Kumamura
Shita-Kyushu, Japan - Friday, November 24, 2000 at 22:39:44 (EST)
from Utila off Honduras it is Ceasar who did the judo. I am so happy for world united by internet. My friend is showing me your site bout Karate. thank you. Respectfully Sir, Ceasar
Ceasar Jackson
Hondutel, Utila - Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 19:01:09 (EST)
Ushinoske Tomita, 6th Dan, Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji-Ryu in Beruit. Wonderful URL. Thank you for good work in getting out world class information about style. I am Kancho for Lebanon and working for Fuji Electric. I am Dojo Cho of Matsu dojo.
Ushinoske Tomita
Beyrouth, Lebanon - Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 10:08:08 (EST)
Nice URL. Very enjoyable. Best wishes from Flint, Mich., Wado Ryu Karate dojo.
Bob Wojiekowski
Flint, Michigan - Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at 12:00:42 (EST)
Hello to Mister Cauley. I am remembering you from Japan long time ago. I am in Nakashibetsu-shi and am 5 Dan for Judo. Good work on Web page.
Tadashi Mitsune
Nakashibetsu, Japan - Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 20:53:06 (EST)
Spent a couple of hours in your Site. I found it to be one of the more exciting I have seen. Best of luck from Montana and Karate in Missoula. I am a student of Matsumura Shorin Ryu and of Shito Ryu.
Horace West
Missoula, MT USA - Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 13:16:21 (EST)
Nice pages from Hans in Aruba. Shotokan second Dan.
hans bornstad
Oranjestad, Aruba - Monday, November 13, 2000 at 14:16:33 (EST)
for good page about Shorin Ji Ryu from Tomio. The 2 Dan of Japan.
Tomio Ueno
Tawada, Japan - Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 20:57:18 (EST)
hello to karate world from Mexico Headquarter for Ogasawara Ha Sakugawa Koshiki Shorin Ji Ryu. Yasuhiro Kanagawa 4 Dan
Yasuhiro Kanagawa
Tequcigalpa, Mexico - Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 20:00:22 (EST)
Greetings fellow cousins. I am studying under Kyoshi Michel Laurin, a student of the late Dr. Kori Hisataka (Shorinjiryu Kenkokan and founder of the Koshiki Karatedo Federation). I am looking for addresses to mail out invitations to the 5th annual International Shorinjiryu Shindo Budo Kwai Koshiki Tournament. If you are interested, please contact me with your email and snail mail mailing addresses. Domo Arigato Mark Flath, Shodan
Mark Flath
Saugus, Ca USA - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 16:00:53 (EST)
Dear Hanshi, Very nice web site. My web site links to Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo, under Kaiso Masayoshi Kori Hisataka and now the heir to Shorinjiryu Kenkokan, Hanshi Masayuki Kukan Hisataka, Tokyo, Japan. Hanshi Hisataka is also the founder of the Koshiki Karatedo Competition system which emphasizes controlled contact and the use of Supersafe protective equipment. We are of the same stock. Best regards, William Nusz, Shihan President, US Shorinjiryu Kenkokan/US Koshiki Karatedo Federations.
William Nusz, Shihan, Rokudan
Reisterstown, MD USA - Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 16:16:20 (EST)
Very impressed with your Website. From the Shorin ji Ryu Karate headquarters in Rangoon, Burma. Was a student of Cauley Sensei during 1960's and am from dojo of Ebina Sensei in Tokyo. I live and work in Rangoon and we have several students, all striving to fulfill the standards of Shorin ji ryu. Happy to be part of the karate family. Ray
Raymond Cassidy
Rangoon, Burma - Wednesday, November 01, 2000 at 12:35:14 (EST)
Sorry about the email address: Sumimasen, George
George McKenna
Cairo, Egypt - Monday, October 30, 2000 at 14:24:42 (EST)
I am George Mckenna, Sandan, Shorinji-ryu Karate school from Guam and now living and working in Cairo. My sincere congratulations on a good site. Keep up the fine work. I came from the dojo of Ken Yoshida of Orthodox Shorinji-ryu style. I am now a representative for the style in Cairo and invite all email inquiries.
George McKenna
Cairo, Egypt - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 22:29:23 (EST)
Very good site. Enjoyed myself very much. A pleasure to look at!
Sensei Hank Irwin
Marietta, Ga. USA - Friday, October 27, 2000 at 18:34:36 (EDT)
Very interesting site Osu from Holland
Sidneykai kyokushin
Rotterdam, Holland - Friday, October 27, 2000 at 17:31:35 (EDT)
Hello from Virginia. I am an old friend of Mr. Cauley but dont know if he remembers me or not. I was at a couple of seminars he conducted in Virginia back in the 70's. Good luck in Karate ... respectfully, Gaylord
Gaylord McKinzie
Richmond, Virginia - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 14:21:05 (EDT)
I surfed onto your site looking at different Karate entries. I was pleasantly surprised to find such a wealth of information about Japanese Karate, links to other interesting pages and of course, an excellent representation of Shorinji Ryu Karate. I practice Shotokan but knew of Cauley Shihan when he was stationed with the Air Force in Japan during the early 60's and kept up with him through his later years in Northern Japan during the 70's. I come from the old Japan Karate Association system from Hironishi Sensei and believe that Cauley Sensei learnt from Ueki Shihan. Keep up the fine work. Mike Reynolds Yondan Shotokan Karatedo Laramie, Wyoming
Mike Reynolds
Laramie, WY USA - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 14:21:19 (EDT)
Shihan: My best from Kimura the Sandan. I am working for Mainichi Daily Shimbun here in Frankfurt, Germany and serving as the Delegate here for Shorinji-Ryu of Ogasawara-Ha. Very good web pages..
Chiyomi Kimura
Frankfurt, Germany - Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 18:40:32 (EDT)
I practice Shorinji-Ryu Masukan Karate-Do. I have 5th DAN (the last grade is 5th DAN, in my karate's organization: OBKS ^ Organizacao Brasileira de Karate-Do Shorinji-Ryu) , and I am Director-president. My name is Mr. Robson Correia de Almeida, from Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brasil. Thank you! PS: I pratctice too Shorinji Kempo (Shodan, Sao Luis Branch) Robson Correia de Almeida
Robson Correia de Almeida
Sao Luis, MA Brazil - Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 15:01:37 (EDT)
Greeting from Kokusai Karatedo Kyokai in Chiba Prefecture. Nice pages.
Hiroyuki Takamatsu
Nagareyama, Japan - Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 14:57:20 (EDT)
Sincerest greetings from Cote D'Ivoire. I am Brian Boyd, a Government Employee, living and working here and attempting to spread Shorinji-Ryu Karate. I spent ten years in Tokyo, Japan and my Teacher was Tachibana Shihan. Many thanks for all the help to Shihan Cauley. I am looking forward to representing my area as best I can.
Brian Boyd
Cote D'Ivoire - Friday, October 06, 2000 at 15:23:11 (EDT)
Hello! This is a very cool site, I have never seen so many posting representing so many contries and diverse styles coming together! This is truly great for all of the arts! Chris Byrd, NI Dan, Kanto Ryu Kempo Karate under Master John Russell. 9 years in Tukong Moosul under Master Cotton Hayes.
Christopher Byrd
Odessa, TX USA - Friday, October 06, 2000 at 12:33:28 (EDT)
Thanking for such a nice pages on Shorin-Jyu Ryu Karate style. I am the Shodan of such Karate. I am student for Fumiko Nakayama who is National leader for style in Korea.
Kim Soo Park
Pusan, Korea - Thursday, October 05, 2000 at 13:52:47 (EDT)
Hello from an old student..Peter Petrovsky..attended a seminar in Cheasapeake, Virginia by Mr. Cauley during 1986. Still practicing ShorinjiRyu Karate.
Peter Petrovsky
Bayamon, Puerto Rico - Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 14:08:02 (EDT)
It is so rewarding to see traditional Karatedo featured on the net. It gives us "little guys" hope that Budo is alive and well. Please accept my personal congratulations on a fine website.
Chad Rosenthal
Boston, MA USA - Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at 13:50:16 (EDT)
Brotherly greetings from Pakistan and Director for the style in Peshawar. Brent Hobart Sandan
Brent Hobart
Peshawar, Pakistan - Friday, September 15, 2000 at 13:11:59 (EDT)
Toshio Muira the 4 Dan of Shorin-ji Ryu Karatedo. From Turkey and General headquarter school.
Toshio MUIRA
Adana, Turkey - Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 13:51:42 (EDT)
Great Sites !
Young Kohai
Helsinki, Finland - Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 08:58:15 (EDT)
I have recently returned from Misawa, Japan with the United States Navy and studied Shorinji Ryu from Jiro Sato, Shihan. I am the Nidan and have been appointed as Ogasawara Ha Shorinji Ryu Karate-do representative to Australia. I am living in Sydney and teach at one of the local health clubs. Thank you for such wonderful work spreading the style via the internet. It has helped immensely over the past ll years.
John Stackhouse
Sydney, Australia - Monday, September 11, 2000 at 11:33:53 (EDT)
I'm the Spain Karate Champion and the World Shotokan Champion, but I like me all Karate styles. I think that this is a great site.
Valentin Marcos Nieto
Barredos, Asturias Spain - Saturday, September 02, 2000 at 07:22:58 (EDT)
Congratulations on a nice Website from Hirosaki Dojo of Shorinji Ryu, behalf of students of Taro Hiroguchi.
Taro Hiroguchi
Hirosaki, Japan - Friday, September 01, 2000 at 12:54:39 (EDT)
Hello from Northern most Shorin-ji Ryu dojo of Japan. Abashiri, japan Jun
Jun Imamura
Abashiri, Nippon - Monday, August 21, 2000 at 11:27:59 (EDT)
I would like to know what style of kenpo is this?, 'cause I'm know really confused,you know I practice Shorinji Kenpo which was took by Doshinso So to Japan, my sensei was a student of Doshin So and he only talked about people in japan taht have their own style called shorinji and it's suppoused we'er the real keepers of the shaolin knowlege even if we want to get 6TH dan degree we gotta have a permission from the saholin temple and take an exam with them. So please let me know whta kind of kenpo do you practice.
Rodry Koeffell
Venezuela, SouthAmerica, USA - Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 19:36:20 (EDT)
Davar, REPUBLICA MAKEDONJA - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 01:51:04 (EDT)
From the dojo of Budenkan, Seiji the 3 Dan, in Morioka, Japan. This is very good pages for Sho-rinji Ryu. We are happy to share in Karatedo with all around the world. Menkyo 619. Seiji
Seiji Kobayashi
Morioka, Japan - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 12:37:55 (EDT)
bonsoir je suis un algerien age de 26 ans je pratique le karate do de puis 5ans est je fait le karate koshiki 2ans j'aime bien pratique karate koshiki parceque il plut securitaire je me demonde ci vous pouvez m'aider avoire des reve et de rensegnement sur des kata superieur
djemaoune kamel
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Hello my name is BENINAL ABDELKADER I am entraineur of karate koshiki in algerie and I find a lot of difficulty in katas. I kindly request you to help with one manual worker of katas base and avancee in shorinji-ryu. to be able to raised(brought up) my level technique you also for my athletes on just and solid bases. For that purpose I wait with patience for your answer thank
BP 215BOUIRA 10000, BOUIRA 10000 ALGERIA - Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 07:25:28 (EDT)
A very helpful site. Lots of hard work I am sure. From Karate in Scotland, hello.
Lars Hjerppe
Umea, Scotland - Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 01:33:03 (EDT)
From friends of Shorinjiryu of Aomori Dojo. Masahiro Sasaki Takeo Nakata Masaya Shiraishi Motomichi Watanabe Tatsuo Hirokawa Akira Okamura Fumimasa Inoue Norio Kawashima Kiyoichi Shimada Yoshiya Kuroda
Takahashi Takeishi
Aomori, Japan - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 02:07:35 (EDT)
I am Kimio Tanaka from JKF Hq. of Tokyo. Nice work for Shorinji-ryu on Webpage. Kimio
Kimio Tanaka
USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 11:28:40 (EDT)
Domo arrigato gozai-imasu, Sensei :) If only my dojo would invoke such formalities and culture. oh well...
Sinergy The Destroyer
Jerusalem, Israel - Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 05:44:13 (EDT)
Toji Nidan of Shorinji-ryu syle. Greet from Tokyo.
Toji Tachibana
Hamada-shi, Japan - Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 13:54:36 (EDT)
I came upon your site while surfing the Web. Even though I do not practice karate, (I do Judo), I have found links on your pages that were extremely helpful. Thank you for doing such a nice job presenting Shorinjiryu Karate to the world. Respectfully, Howard Ayers 5th Dan, Kodokan Judo Boise, Idaho
BOISE, ID USA - Friday, June 23, 2000 at 14:45:17 (EDT)
I am recently graduated from Sophia University am the Shodan of Karate. Thank you for nice information about Shorin-ji Ryu.
Reiko Fujita
Tokyo, Japan - Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 20:21:10 (EDT)
I am Mister Mykoka Petrovsky, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev, Ukraine and student teacher at Univ. of Kyiv-Mohyla, Philosophy Department, Kiev, Ukraine. We are interested about the Shorinjiryu style in our area. You have a very good pages. Sincerely, Mykola
Mykola Petrovsky
Kiev, Ukraine - Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 01:49:41 (EDT)
Very nice pages. congratulate for you. Natsui from Tokyo.
Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 10:07:18 (EDT)
I am now live in Nome, Alaska and beginning new dojo about Sakugawa Shorinji-Ryu of Ogasawara family. I will answer email from all peoples. I am only the nidan but trying to do best with teaching of Karate. Respectfully, Noguchi
Masanobu Noguchi
Sawada mura, Japan - Thursday, June 08, 2000 at 01:31:16 (EDT)
From Addis Ababa and student of Shorinji Ryu from school of Takeishi Takahashi, Fuchu mura, Japan. I am newly work for Japan Electric Co. in Ethiopia. I would like to get email from world students. I am the Sandan.
Shoji Kobayashi
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Saturday, June 03, 2000 at 23:36:21 (EDT)
From old Formosa, best wishes and very nice Site. I do Sho-rin-ji Ryu Karatedoh from Jiro Sato of Japan who Chief of Instruction for Hq school.
Sachiko Yoshimura
Taipei , Taiwan - Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at 10:12:55 (EDT)
From Miyagi Prefecture, Takayuki Nishimura, 3rd Dan, Shudokan Karate. Congratulations on good website with nice Japanese flavor. Very good working. Taka
Takayuki Nishimura
Miyagi Ken, Japan - Saturday, May 20, 2000 at 15:31:28 (EDT)
I am a former student and would like to know if there is a dojo in my area.
Terry Sisaleumsak
Sanford, FL USA - Saturday, May 20, 2000 at 10:32:01 (EDT)
I am Renjiro of Ogasawara's ShorinJi-ryu Karatedo. I live in Brazilia, Brazil and am the country Director.
Mr. Renjiro Okuma
Brazilia, Brazil - Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 01:43:14 (EDT)
From dojo of Horiguchi at Hirosaki, Japan. I am the 5 Grade of ShorinJiryu Karatedo. Hello for all people of Budo. Good luck in Karatedo. Taro
Taro Horiguchi
Hirosaki, Japan - Saturday, May 13, 2000 at 02:00:28 (EDT)
On behalf of Sakugawa Shorinji-Ryu hello to all students and teachers. I am teacher of English in Pusan, Korea and am assigned as Representative here.
Fumiko Nakayama
PUSAN, KOREA - Sunday, May 07, 2000 at 22:46:51 (EDT)
Hasegawa Ryoichi
ELBLAG, POLAND - Thursday, May 04, 2000 at 02:15:58 (EDT)
Wonderful Site. I am an old student of Mr. Cauley from the 70's in Japan. Such a treat to finally re-establish contact again. I am in my 23 year of Shorinjiryu Karate practice. I will be happy to answer any email from students of the style. Respectfully -
Manny Martinez
San Francisco, CA USA - Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 00:11:04 (EDT)
Such a good site. Best wishes from University of West Bohemia in Plzen, The Czech Republic.
Plzen, The Czech Republic - Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 23:10:09 (EDT)
Hello from Hachioji, Japan and the Shinri Kan Dojo of Shorinji-ryu Karate. I am Hiroyuki Ogasawara of the 4 Dan. I am answer all email.
Hiroyuki Ogasawara
Hachioji, Japan - Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at 02:00:53 (EDT)
I am not a student of the martial arts. I found this site through Mrs. Rie Ogasawara-Estes' geneological site. Amazing! I had no idea all these different schools existed.
Shinobu Ogasawara
Oakland, CA USA - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 20:29:28 (EDT)
Small world. I understand my sister Mary is best friends with Tom Cauley's sister. We are truly all connected.
Shihan James Herndon, Ph.D.
Orlando, FL USA - Friday, April 14, 2000 at 14:59:47 (EDT)
Great Site. We are a small Shorinjiryu of Ogasawara-ha here in American Somoa. Thanks for a host of wonderful information about Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinjiryu Karate. I am the Nidan from Sensei Takeo Tanaka who is the Kyushu kancho (Director) for the style. Welcome any email about Shorinjiryu.
Pierre St. Yves
American Somoa - Friday, April 14, 2000 at 13:05:00 (EDT)
Wonderful Website. Much information of superior nature. Good luck in Karatedo. I am teacher of Shotokai Karatedo in Crete and have studied the ShorinJiryu style.
Andrew Longfellow
Iraklion, Crete - Wednesday, April 12, 2000 at 01:16:05 (EDT)
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I am only an orange belt in Shorinji Ryu but I have gotten my orange belt two months after starting this art. My father Marty, is a first dan. My brother Jakob is a youth black belt. This wonderful style is in my blood and I am very young. It has been a great experience so far and the terminology on your website has helped me a lot in testing. Keep up the good work!
Shelby Norment
Jackson, Mi USA - Saturday, April 01, 2000 at 20:06:04 (EST)
I believe that I am possibly the oldest dojo mate of Tom Cauley. We studied together under Masayuki Asaki in Virginia Beach during 1957. We started Karate of Shorin- Ji-ryu from him that summer on Atlantic Avenue. I still live in Virginia Beach but have not remained as active as Mr. Cauley. I would be happy to answer any email from his present students. I learnt about his upcoming National Tournament in Tennessee by word of mouth. I will try my best to go. Memories about the old dojo in Virginia Beach are still strong. I am teaching History at ODU in Norfolk. My best wishes to everyone in the style. Dr. Frank Rhodes
Frank Rhodes
Va. Beach, Va USA - Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 13:38:55 (EST)
Even though we are of the Shotokan school here in Kobe, we are following your site with interest. I am English teacher at Kobe Middle School. We have two students here who have studied Ogasawara Shorin ji ryu. They are Mssrs. Jun Tanaka, Shodan; and Ryoichi Murayama, Nidan. Congratulations on a good site. I met Mr. Cauleyb when he was studying with Koyu Konishi in Tokyo. That was about 1975. Respectfully, Seito
Seito Yoshimura
Kobe, Japan - Friday, March 24, 2000 at 01:37:15 (EST)
Happy to see Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo on the Web. The University class here is led by me and I am the 3 Dan. My teacher is Takeishi Takahashi from Fuchu, Japan. Hello to all students.
Reiko Murayama
Okayama, Nippon - Friday, March 17, 2000 at 11:16:52 (EST)
It is always good to learn about other styles of karate. Watch shotokan kata videos on our web site.
USF Karate Club
Tampa, FL USA - Friday, March 10, 2000 at 09:06:27 (EST)
I really enjoyed your site. I am studing shorei-goju ryu now and it was interesting to see how similar things are done in the dojos.
Indianapolis, IN USA - Friday, March 10, 2000 at 00:28:15 (EST)
I was very happy to find work on the Shorinjiryu Karate style on the Web. More-so, I was elated to be able to re-establish contact with my old Sensei, Thomas Cauley. I was a student of his in Colorado Springs, Colorado during 1990. I have since relocated to Salt Lake City where I own and operate a medical supply business. Hello to all my brothers and sisters in ShorinJiryu.
Edward Peters
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Monday, March 06, 2000 at 20:10:33 (EST)
Very good website. Keep up the good work. Respect and greetings from Milan, Italy. I am sandan in Rembukai Karate.
Mario Svizzero
Milan, Italy - Monday, March 06, 2000 at 19:46:05 (EST)
Exellent site!! Very informative . Dojo's at times lack in the traditional ways that are the base for which we train .Respect of one's self is the bases of receiving respect from others...
Joe Garrison (Ni-Dan Okinawain Shorin-Ryu )
Hobart, In. USA - Saturday, March 04, 2000 at 12:45:39 (EST)
Wonderful Webpage. I am Richard Martin, stationed with the United States AF in Misawa, Japan. I recently watched a great Martial Arts Demo here which featured the Headmaster of Sakugawa Shorinjiryu budo, Yamazaki. His weapons were flawless. I was very impressed and cannot wait to become a part of this style. My home is Denton, Texas and I will return there next year. I would like to learn about seminars or tournaments in your style. In respect,
Richard Martin
Misawa, Japan - Friday, March 03, 2000 at 13:13:17 (EST)
I frequent your Website and want to express my delight at finding Shorinji-ryu on the Internet. I am Nidan in another branch of Shorinji-ryu, Okinawan. Keep up the good work.
Jason Johnson
New Have, CT USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 18:42:08 (EST)
I'm Shodan In the "International Union Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do" under Hanshi Yoshihide Shinzato 9th. I like a lot your home page !!! Everyone who's wanna talk to me just send me a e-mail.
Cristiano machado Galhardi
Marilia, SP Brazil - Friday, February 11, 2000 at 17:51:54 (EST)
Greetings from Russia. I frequently visit this pages and I like them. Visit site of Russian Shorinji-ryu Kenkokan karatedo Ass. But It's in russian :)
Moskow, Russia - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 10:04:29 (EST)
I am Walter Chang, educated at UCLA, and working for General Motors Corporation, Shanghai, China. We will make the new Silverado Pickup trucks for Chevrolet next year. I am Sandan in Shorinji-Ryu Karate-Do and teaching at Wai lung school in Shanghai. Thank you for a nice representation about Shorinji-ryu on the WWW.
Walter K.C. Chang
/shanghai, China - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 01:17:43 (EST)
I am Ni-Dan in Okinawan shorin-ryu. Under Master Trias Teachings . Good to see so many arts sharing on the web ...
Joe Garrison
Hobart, In. USA - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 18:48:14 (EST)
It is refreshing to see a "class Act" in Webpaging. Congratulations on, what is evidentally, a lot of hard work. I am a student of Shorinji-ryu Karate and have studied under Robert Hogg in the Denver area in the past. My work takes me away from home often but my heart is still in the right place. I will answer email from all Shorinji- Ryu students. Respectfully, George
George Taneuchi
Englewood, CO USA - Thursday, February 03, 2000 at 04:54:28 (EST)
It is very informativbe website .I teach and practice shito-ryu karate in New York.I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago. Thank you Darryl Williams
Darryl Williams
Jamaica,Queens, NY USA - Friday, January 21, 2000 at 16:14:26 (EST)
A wonderful surprise finding an old colleague in Karate-do. I am a 4th Dan Shotokan from the old JKA from Japan. I did become a student of Shorinji-ryu under Mister Cauley in the United States Air Force in Misawa, Japan in 1974. My main dojo was the Sakurai dojo. A personal message from Mr. Cauley aided my locating several old friends from Japan. Very well put together Web-site; informative and refreshing. It is so good to make contact again ... Roger
Roger Howard
Mountain Home, AR USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 20:41:15 (EST)
From Ushinoski Nishiyama, Professor of Sociology, Keio University. Hello. I am 2 Dan of Shorin Ji Ryu
Ushinoski Nishiyama
Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo, Japan - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 00:00:47 (EST)
Nice pages about ShorinJiRyu Karatedoh. Good luck in Budo. Yoko
Yoko Onuma
Noheji, Japan - Saturday, January 08, 2000 at 17:15:53 (EST)
From University Karate club of Sakugawa Shorinji-Ryu, Kebangsaan University of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We operate under auspices and sanctioning of Ogasawara. Hello to students of Shorinji-Ryu around the world. May the new century lead us to bond closer in the Arts? Sincerely, Dr. Sachiko Wakayama
Sachiko Wakayama
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Monday, December 27, 1999 at 21:41:26 (EST)
I just got a new computer for Christmas and the first thing I searched for was "Shorinji-Ryu" and behold...found my old teacher's website. I was a student of Sensei Cauley in Japan from 1970-1973 and have been active in Shorinji-Ryu Karate since. I have 29 years of Karate now and am ranked the 3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan). I can still remember the sting of the Shinai on my legs while trying to do Sanchin kata. Hello to all fellow budoka. I travel frequently and would like to visit the United States Headquarters. Sincerely, Robert
Robert Werner
Brooklyn, NY USA - Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 21:52:58 (EST)
From Seiji at Buden-Kan, Morioka city, Japan. Good luck for Shorinjiryu in world. Nice Site. In Budo - Seiji
Seiji Kobayashi
Morioka, Japan - Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 13:19:51 (EST)
Very nice and good informative website. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Ron den Boer
Ron den Boer
Purmerend, The Netherlands - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 08:15:37 (EST)
Sensei Cauley.....Nice wewbsite. Keep me on your mailing list I enjoy following what your doing. I hope you will come and visit my Dojo in Arizona and we can catch up on the 25+ years since we have trained together. Bill Damon Rokudan, Shindo Jinen Ryu, Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai
Bill Damon
Tucson, AZ USA - Friday, December 10, 1999 at 15:40:20 (EST)
I was surprised to see a Web page on ShorinjiRyu of Ogasawara style. I am an inactive (injuries in car wreck) black belt Shodan in Sakugawa ShorinJiRyu from Pueblo, Colorado. During the years 1980-1991 I was active with one of Mr. Cauley's affiliates (Universal Martial Arts Union) named Mike Butero in Pueblo. I reflect with happiness at the years I spent affiliated with Mr. Cauley. My best wishes to all my brothers in KarateDo. Sincerely, Richard Valdez
Richard Valdez
Pueblo, CO USA - Friday, December 10, 1999 at 14:25:09 (EST)
best wish from Japan Headquarter. Hello to all student. My dojo is Hombu.
Seiji Ebina
Nihohe, Japan - Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 23:05:41 (EST)
Hello to Mr. Cauley from years ago. I am one of the few old ShorinJiryu yudanshaka from the past. I am now a teacher of English at the Sophia University in Shinjuku-shi, Tokyo, Japan. It is so nice to again establish some contact from long ago and welcome any Email from around the world. Respectfully, Nobuko
Nobuko Tachibana (nee: Saito)
Hachioji, Japan - Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 04:01:25 (EST)
Very nice WEBSITE. My style is Shorin Ji Ryu and I live in Brescia, Italy. Keep up the fine work.
Jose Tateani
Brescia, Italy - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 13:18:03 (EST)
My congratulations on a good webSite. I was a student of Mister Cauley at the SumiKan in Dover, Delaware from 1970 until about 1972. Chronic back problems prohibit me from performing karate now. Hello to some of the old timers from Dover, Mr. Jose Enrique, Eddie Harris and John Rankin. Even though I was not there long, the memories are still vivid. Keep up the fine work in karate. John Marino Lewes, Delaware
john marino
lewes, DE USA - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 13:21:32 (EST)
Greetings from Toronto!Can we visit your Dojo in Japan? Thanks, Eddie V. Rama/260 Brimley Rd.Scarborough,ONT.M1M3H8Canada
Eddie V. Rama
Scarborough, ON Canada - Friday, October 29, 1999 at 21:39:36 (EDT)
I came across this Site surfing the WEB. I was surprised and elated to find information about Mr. Cauley and the Sakugawa orthodox Shorinji Ryu Karate style. I was a member of the Shorinji Ryu Dojo at Khorat Royal Thai AFB, Korat, Thailand, during 1966. Mr. Cauley was the Sensei in charge. I cannot believe it has been 33 long years ago. I also remember others like Joseph Stiner, a Judoka, and Snoopy (dont remember his real name) in the Karate dojo. We worked outside a lot in Thailand but our main dojo was in an old chow hall on base. I recall, also, that there were many Thai Air Force members from Camp Suranari. I remember, also, Sawan Poogsai, who teaches in Thailand now. Good luck to everyone and I still try to practice Shorinji Ryu as best I can. Bill Sterman Tucson, Arizona
William Sterman
Tucson, AZ USA - Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 18:22:39 (EDT)
I am Patent Attorney at Hirosaki, Japan. My Budo is of Shorin ji ryu. I have the five Dan. I am met Mister Cauley when he lives in Japan about 1964 maybe. From this time I have watched him grow to Karate. Forgive English for I am bad with it. For world in Budo, Fumio Hashimoto
Fumio Hashimoto
Hirosaki, Japan - Sunday, October 03, 1999 at 21:02:22 (EDT)
A bow from Sendai, Japan. Our ShorinjiRyu dojo here is strong, traditional and regular. I am Doctor of Nephrology at Sendai Regional Hospital. I was educated in Keio Daigaku (University) and then in America at the University of California. Good luck to Karateka around the globe. I travel frequently and would like to come to America again at first opportunity. Excellent work on the Website for Sakugawa Koshiki ShorinJiryu Karatedoh. In Budo, Tenzo
Dr. Tenzo Tachikawa
Sendai, Nippon - Friday, October 01, 1999 at 11:18:50 (EDT)
Brotherly wishes from the dojo of Fernando, Venezuela and the Shorin Ji Ryu players here. Thank you for a very good representation of the Karate Way and best of luck to the reader. Sincerely - Romeo Vasquez 3Dan Sakugawa Shorin Ji ryu Karate
Romeo Vazquez
Fernando, Venezuela - Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 02:04:42 (EDT)
From the ShorinJiRyu Karatedo school of Santiago, Chile; Very good Web Site about this style. Good luck in the Budo. I am the 3 Dan. Humbly, Taka
Takamitsu Kaneshima
Santiago, Chile - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 01:54:02 (EDT)
A very well done Site. It is helphing us to understand the Karate way. Thank you Imam Sovich, Shodan
Iman Sovich
Kiev, Ukrain - Thursday, September 02, 1999 at 22:29:51 (EDT)
Best wish and congratulation on very good WebSite about ShorinJiRyu around the world. Hello from Sendai, Japan dojo of Ogasawara-Ha ShorinJiryu Karatedoh and Kobujitsu. Sincerely, Yoshiaki Kitamura 5th Dan Karatedo of ShorinJiRyu style
Yoshiaki Kitamura
Sendai, Japan - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 17:34:08 (EDT)
Hello from Key West, Florida where I am doing R&D for the MICRON Corporation. I will soon return to my home in Kobe, Japan. Good luck from an old friend in Budo. Toshio
Dr. Toshio Horiguchi
Kobe, Japan - Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 16:27:15 (EDT)
Thank you for very nice WebSite on the Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo Very much good information for use of all students. Many Japanese karate-ka are now using your Site for information about Shorinji-Ryu. To the Webmaster, thank you for hard work. in Respect and Friendship, Kusuo Kitamura Renshi, Karatedo
Kusuo Kitamura
Momoishi, Japan - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 12:09:12 (EDT)
great site and a lot of info over the style jeroen paalman 2e dan wadoryu
jeroen paalman
den ham, holland - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 06:52:09 (EDT)
I am send best wish from Sendai dojo of ShorinJi-Ryu Japan. WebSite is very good source of Karatedo. Sincere,
Masayuki Maeda
Sendai, Japan - Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 01:58:16 (EDT)
Best wishes from my dojo at Gonoheshi, Japan. To my frineds around the world in Karate-Do. I am GoDan of ShorinJi-Ryu Karate-Do at Kokusai Headquarter Dojo at Kamita-cho, Japan. In Friendship.
Fumio Ebina
Gonohe, Japan - Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 01:09:32 (EDT)
Very good Web Site about Shorinji-Ryu of Ogasawara style as I am Rokudan and living in Aomori town. Please keep hard work in the Karate. Arigato Gozaimasu, Kusuo
Kusuo Kitamura
Aomori, Japan - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 11:45:13 (EDT)
Came across your web site while surfing. Could you tell me if your style is related to the Shorinjiryu of the Hisataka family in Japan. I have been training for 27 years and am very interested in the history of Shorinjiryu and all its branches. regards.
Norman Wener, Go-Dan, Shorinjiryu Kenshin Karate-Do
Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 14:18:47 (EDT)
May I comment on a very well put together Website? I met Mister Cauley years ago (1966) when he taught Karate in the United States Air Force at Khorat RTAFB, Thailand near here. Today, I am still student of the Shorin Ji Ryu and auspiced under Thukasa Tomita, 7th Dan, Tohoku Director for karate. There are 22 Shorin Ji Ryu student here in Thailand. All are at my dojo in Nakhorn Ratchisima. Shorin Ji Ryu is in the 33rd year here now. I am now the 4 Dan and Thailand Director. Hello to world of Shorin Ji Ryu. Sincere, Sawan Poongsai
Sawan Poongsai
Nakhorn Ratchisima, Thailand - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 14:56:21 (EDT)
Tom, What a great website...Just a great as your karate of the old days of the 60's-early 70's, when we both supported many tourneys as we participated in each other, mine in New Canaan, Ct. and yours at Dover AFB, Del.. Now, with my own developed art of Chairo-Kan Bushi Shindo and you with your art we continue to strengthen the arts through of knowledge and wisdom of the past years. Fran (wife / Soke-Dai) and myself are preparing our upcoming Hall of Fame for May 21, 2000 here in Norwalk, Ct and plan to honor such great people like you then and to bring together our pioneers who have dedicated so many years to the development of the arts we have today. God bless you, the family and students from Fran and myself.
Prof. Edward A. Brown, Sc.D.
Norwalk,, CT USA - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 08:23:06 (EDT)
I wonder if this is a relative of mine???
Jon I. Sakugawa
Panama City, FL USA - Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 05:46:26 (EDT)
As an old friend of Mr. Cauley (In Japan) I would like to pass on my best to him and express my fraternal greetings. I have retired from the USAF and live and work in Jackson, Mississippi. Wonderful WebSite also. Richard
Richard Ellis
Jackson, MS USA - Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 01:58:27 (EDT)
Enjoy the Website on the Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo. Congratulations on an excellent representation of the Art. Greetings from the Sannohe, Japan dojo of Shorinji-ryu of Ogasawara school. Toshio Tomita 6 Dan Karatedo
Toshio Tomita
Sannohe, Japan - Tuesday, July 06, 1999 at 22:00:33 (EDT)
Sensei , Very nice Website I studied under Sensei Cauley from 1976 through 1979 in Misawa. I'm looking for anyone up here in Washington state to study with. I'm very thrilled to happen upon this Website. Sensei Cauley has made a positive impression on me that will last for the rest of my life. Tim Maron Nidan
Tim Maron
issaauah, wa USA - Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 14:01:29 (EDT)
Good luck for Shorin Ji ryu player. I am Director of instruction for Noheiji, Japan dojo. I am doing the Karate from 1960. Very nice website. In friendship, Renjiro Obata 6th Grade, Shorin Ji ryu Noheiji, Japan
Renjiro Obata
Noheiji, Japan - Monday, June 21, 1999 at 15:56:02 (EDT)
For the Website for the Shorin-Ji Ryu of Karate-Do, very good work a Rikisaku indeed. From Hirosakishi greetings and good luck in Karate-Do. Tomio Katagiri 6th Dan of Karate-Do 7th Dan of Judo
Tomio Katagiri
Hirosaki-Shi, Japan - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 13:38:29 (EDT)
From Naperville, Illinois - Greetings and best wishes to all Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji-Ryu Karateka. Very good Website, very informative and helpful. Happy to be part of the family. Keep up the good work..I am senior Deshi of Sensei Horne in Chicago. Sincerely, John Ryan 2nd Dan, Shorinji-Ryu Karate-Do Naperville, Illinois
John Ryan
Naperville, IL USA - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 15:04:13 (EDT)
Greetings from Misawa. Nice Website for ShorinjiRyu Karatedo. Good work. Jiro Sato, Rokudan, Aomoriken Kancho
Jiro Sato
Misawa-shi, Japan - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 10:17:39 (EDT)
Thank you for your information about Shorinji-Ryu. I started Karate lesson a week ago and I really respect it. To learn Karate was alawys my dream since I was 7 years old, I have waited so long to do it that I am very happy to be training it now. I have found your web site very much useful. I think I will train for the rest of my life, as an art. Domo arrigato gozai-imasu, Thank very much Carmen Webb
Carmen E Webb
Soquel, Ca USA - Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 12:42:23 (EDT)
Congradulations on a very informative Web site. I began Karate training with Sensei Cauley in 1972 at Dover Delaware. I currently train in Kendo and Iaido and am renewing my training in Shorinji Ryu. Please contact me if anyone is coming to Colorado to visit. glen
Glen A. Pepper
Longmont, CO USA - Saturday, May 22, 1999 at 20:21:00 (EDT)
From Aomori Dojo of ShorinJiryu-best wishes for Karate in the world. I am 39th Greatgrandson of Jiro Nagakiyo Ogasawara and grandson of Tokushiro Ogasawara. My uncle is titled Andoh Ogasawara. I am born in the 1949 and did the ShorinJiryu of Ogasawara school from 1960. I am now the Godan. Teruo Ogasawara
Teruo Ogasawara
Aomori-shi, Japan - Sunday, May 09, 1999 at 14:49:01 (EDT)
I was surprised to find a Web Page on Sakugawa Shorinjiryu Karate. I was a student of Mr. Cauley in his Misawa Air Base Class in Japan during 1967-1969. I am living and working in New York City for a brokerage firm. I am still active in Karate but have changed styles over the years. Congratulations on a very good Web Site and it is good to see that Shorinjiryu has continued to grow and prosper. Ganbatte kudasai, Robert
Robert Werner
Brooklyn, NY USA - Friday, April 23, 1999 at 11:08:05 (EDT)
Very nice to seeing so many nice entry of Shorinji_Ryu and from Mururon, Japan hello. I am fiction writer and the Sandan of Karatredo. Good luck in the Bushido, Hosokawa, Hiroyuki
Mururon, Japan - Monday, April 05, 1999 at 10:42:48 (EDT)
Best wishes from Ireland and the city of Dublin. I have just returned from Tokyo (Kanto) where I taught for a few years. My style: Shorinji-Ryu Sakugawa Koshiki style and I am the 4th Dan. Good luck to karateka around the world. I work for the Irish Times newspaper here. Respectfully, Kevin
Kevin O'Conner
Dublin, Ireland - Sunday, April 04, 1999 at 18:42:30 (EDT)
Enjoyed reading this well done webpage. Many interesting comments on this quiet and challenging art. OSU Dan Soller Phoenix Karatedo Association Kyokushin Karate
Dan S. Soller
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 18:15:04 (EST)
I am Nobuo Tachibana the 6th Dan of Sakugawa Koshiki school of Karate-Do. I now living in Yokohama-Shi, Japan and want to say of the nice Web pages of Shorinji Ryu.
Nobuo Tachibana
Yokohama-shi, Japan - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 17:23:20 (EST)
Hello from Hachioji, Japan. I am Fumio Hashimoto of the Shorinji-Ryu school of Karate. Good work on the Web page for the style. Good luck in Budo. Fumio Hashimoto
Fumio Hashimoto
Hachioji, Japan - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 13:38:00 (EST)
My name is Ken Yoshida, Government employee at Agana, Guam. I wanted to extend my best to some of the old students of Sakugawa ShorinJiryu who were in Japan when I was during the mid 70's. Mister Greene, Maron, Puro, Marquez, Narita, and of course, Mister Cauley. I am looking forward to going back to Misawa and seeing Yamazaki Sensei again. I teach a ShorinJiRyu Karate club here at Agana with about 15 students. Congratulations on a very good Site. Sincerely, Ken Yoshida Nidan
Ken Yoshida
Agana, Guam - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 22:29:36 (EST)
A very good Web Site. It is good thing to see Shorinjiryu of Orthodox school on the world-wide-web. Keep up good work. Yuichi Hiroguchi Kanagawa-shi, Japan Sakugawa Shorin Ji Ryu Sandan
Yuichi Hiroguchi
Kanagawa-shi, Japan - Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 15:20:17 (EST)
I am learned just today that the Sakugawa ShorinJiryu Karatedoh of Ogasawara school is on the Net. Very good work for ShorinJiRyu. I am teacher of English at the Keio Daigaku and can remember Tomas Cauley and Mister Hogg from the Fuchu Base back in the 1962 year. I am Godan in the Ogasawara school of ShorinJiryu and Hachidan in Judo and a coach in the University. I am happy to learn of the ShorinJiRyu in America and around the world today. It was a dream of Ogasawara family. Good luck in Karatedoh. Sunao Tanaue Keio University Godan, Ogasawara school of ShorinJiRyu Hachidan, Kodokan Judo
Sunao Tanaue
Fuchi-shi, Japan - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 01:38:55 (EST)
Hello from Toki. My work in the Patent Office and my ShorinjiRyu KarateDO is my daily life. I am 7DAN in the KarateDo. I enjoy the Web Page about ShorinjiRyu. My Kaikan is very busy with student. Hello to Mister Tom. Sincere, Toki
Tokihito Thukasa
Karibasawa-shi, Aomori-Ken, Japan - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 10:46:09 (EST)
I am Euko Yasuda, from Japan. I enjoy Web Site on ShorinjiRyu Karate. I am the 5 Dan of Sakugawa school. Hello from the main dojo. Euko Yasuda
Euko Yasuda
Furamaki-shi, Japan - Monday, February 01, 1999 at 10:40:23 (EST)
this site is very good!!
Ville Hautala
Finland - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 04:55:47 (EST)
My name is Takeishi Takahashi, ShorinJiRyu 6 Dan. Thank you for a good represent of karate on the international web. About 1964 on I can remember Mister Cauley at the Shimizu dojo in Fuchu-mura. The Sensei Jiro Okada was the head of dojo. It would be so good to hear from you again. We have many good memoyry in Japan. In 60 of age I am always with karate practice. Budo Takeishi Takahashi Fuchu-mura, Japan
Takeishi Takahashi
Fuchu-mura, Nippon - Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 09:28:11 (EST)
My congratulations on your contribution to ShorinJiRyu Karatedo on the Web. It is good thing to learn that persons throughout the world will learn about this Karate. My personal greet to Mister Cauley, Mister Greene, Marquez, Price, and the others who often trained on my beach in Aomori-ken with their KanGeiko and Shugyo training session. At 66 years of age I am still strong in Karate. My best to the Karateka around the world of Sakugawa Koshiki ShorinJi- Ryu Karate. Feel free to write to me at my email. Thukasa Tomita 7th Dan, Tohoku Director
Thukasa Tomita
Shikanaka-shi, Japan - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 00:54:32 (EST)
My personal congratulations on a fine Web Site. As the northern director for our system, I am happy to see Shorinji Ryu represented so well. There are many happy memories of our days in Japan with Mr. Cauley, Mr. Kreiling, Greene, Adams, Muraoka and Marquez. It is good to see that all those people are still around and kicking and punching. Sincerely, Robert (Bob) Horne Northern Director
Robert Horne
Chicago, IL USA - Saturday, January 09, 1999 at 13:44:00 (EST)
Behalf of Kancho, Yamazaki Masanao and of Hanshi Ogasawara Ando, my best wish for 1999 and for a New year of Sakugawa ShorinJiRyu Karatedoh for you all. My thanks to all foreign Directors and teachers of the ShorinJiryu. I would like to thank you all for a good Web site. May we all have a good year in Karatedoh. Sincerely, Narita Satoru Ichinohe, Japan
Satoru Narita
Ichinohe, Japan - Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 01:59:15 (EST)
Great site.
Quentin Adams
Cincinnati, OH USA - Monday, January 04, 1999 at 14:50:30 (EST)
In the time I have known Mr Cauley, I have found him to be the epitome of a budoka. May your organisation continue to develop and grow so that traditional karatedo can flourish!
Hoosain Narker
Cape Town, South Africa - Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 10:04:44 (EST)
Greet: My name is Kichiro Yamamota, Godan, Sakugawa Shorinji Ryu Karate and of the Yuishinkai Kobujitsu dojo in Hachinohe-shi, Aomori-ken, Japan 033. I have study Shorinji Ryu for almost 25 years. I remember Mr. Cauley when he was in our dojo under Shoen Fukuda, 9th Dan. I visit with him to Ogasawara Dojo many times. I have fondest memories of him and Ogasawara Meijin. I write to Mr. Cauley often now. I congratgulate on a very good Web pages. In budo, Kichiro
Yamamoto, Kichiro
Hachinohe-shi, Japan - Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 16:16:58 (EST)
I practice Shorinji-Ryu Masukan Karate-Do, and I am General Director. I have 4th DAN (the last grade is 5th DAN, in my karate organization: OBKS ^ Organizacao Brasileira de Karate-Do Shorinji-Ryu). My name is Mr. Robson Correia de Almeida, from Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brasil. Thank you! PS: I pratctice too Shorinji Kempo (Shodan, Sao Luis Branch)
Robson Correia de Almeida
Sao Luis, MA Brasil - Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 08:46:54 (EST)
I have only recently entered the net and I was surprised by the various sites for shorinjiryu. I personally practice Shorinjiryu Kenkokan. I have been a martial artist since 1973 when I started in Jishu Kan Hombu (Jujitsu) and have been practicing Karatedo since 1974. I found your site very informative and interesting. Best of luck.
Peter Deasy
INNISFAIL, QLD AUSTRALIA - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 04:54:35 (EST)
I am surprised to find the Shorinjiryu on line. I work for Hiroguchi company in Osaka, Japan. My budo is Shorinjiryu of the Sakugawa style. I am the Osaka Kancho and earn the grade of 5th Dan. Thank you for such a nice exposure of Karate. Say hello to Mr. Cauley. He might remember me from the Kanto area of Japan. Sincerely, Kenji
Kenji Watanabe
Osaka, Japan - Tuesday, December 08, 1998 at 14:23:46 (EST)
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Brad Cahoon
USA - Monday, December 07, 1998 at 13:44:06 (EST)