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|Country of origin||Okinawa, Japan|
|Current head||Minoru Higa|
|Ancestor schools||Kobayashi Shorin-ryū|
In 1947 Higa inaugurated the Kyudokan Karate dojo and applied himself to perfecting and developing everything that he had learned from his masters, and especially from Chōshin Chibana, with whom he continued to practice.
In 1961 the first Shorinryu Karate-do Association of Okinawa was formed. It was presided over by Chibana and Higa was assigned the role of vice-president.
By 2008, the Kyudokan School had branches in 23 countries and had more than 10,000 students around the world. Branches of the school were established in South America by Benito Higa and in the world by Oscar Higa.
Minoru Higa (10th Dan) is the current President (Kaichou) and Soke of World Okinawan Shorin Ryu Kyudokan Karate-Do Federation.
Oscar Higa (10th Dan) is the World Technical Director of World Okinawan Shorin Ryu Kyudokan Karate-Do Federation and Representative for the world.
- The Myo Mamoru principle, namely the concept of defending and protecting (sheltering) the body;
- Development of Ki (energy) by means of systematic Hara (tandem) work and the principles of yin and yang: hard-soft relaxed-tensed slow-rapid;
- The rule of Kokyu (breathing);
- The Marumi-Muchimi principle, namely circularity of movement and the conclusion of the technique at its maximum level.
Below is a list of all kata practiced in Kyudokan schools.