Kobayashi Shorin-ryu comes to us from Okinawa with influence from the Shaolin Temple in China. Authentic Ancient Arts (AAA) is affiliated with the worldwide program of Hanshi Shuguro Nakazato, 10th dan, (ret.) and Hanshi Minoru Nakazato 10th dan, head of the Shorinkan Karate Association based in Okinawa.
Sensei Neil Stolsmark, 8th dan in karate, is the head of AAA and a practicing student and teacher karate for 34 years. His main dojo is in Waukesha, WI.