The name Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo reflects both its orthodox transmission of Sakugawa's techniques and its descent from the original Shaolin system.
Sakugawa's student Sokon Matsumura served as security agent for the Okinawan royal family until his retirement, when he began to conduct karatedo classes at Shuri. Among his students were Anko Itosu and Chomo Hanashiro. Hanashiro instructed Jiro Ogasawara.
Thomas Cauley, hachidan, received instruction from the Ogasawara family during many tours of military service in Japan and brought the art to the United States.
Meaning of Sakugawa Koshiki Shōrinji-ryū Karatedō
After "Karate" Sakugawa, an 18th-century Okinawan martial artist.
"Shaolin temple stream," reflecting the descent of the art from the physical and spiritual exercises taught by the Zen patriarch Bodhidharma to his disciples at the Shaolin Temple in China.
- World Shorinji-Ryu Karate Federation
- All India Shorinji-Ryu Karate Federation
- International Martial Arts Federation - Shorinji Ryu
- Shorinji Ryu - School of Jean Chalamon - Student of Master Richard Kim