Founding Eminent Okinawan Karate Masters of “Karatedo” Association in 1936.

(Front-from right) Chojun Miyagi, Chomo Hanashiro, Kentsu Yabu, Chotoku Kyan (Back-from right) Genwa Nakasone, Choshin Chibana, Choryo Maeshiro, Shinpan Shiroma


Karate Information


Karate is the art of the “empty hand”.  It is centuries old and a very effective method of self-defense for street situations. In the study of karate, the student will learn:

§  Practical self-defense (bunkai)

§  Systems to remember the self-defense (kata)

§  Ippon kumite, yakusoku kumite (Pre-arranged fighting)

§  Jiyu Kumite (free sparring)


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.

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