Shihan Shihan Kevin Plaisted is profiled on this page. It gives a description of his journey in martial arts and his enthusiasm for karate in particular. Available in Mobile version.
Instructors Lists our key instructors and their credentials. There is also a list of club yudansha. Available in Mobile version.
Matsubayashi Ryu Information on the founder of Matsubayashi Ryu, its naming and style characteristics. Available in Mobile version.
About Kancho Yoshitaka Taira The current President (Kaicho) of the World Matsubayashi-ryu (Shorin-ryu) Karatedo Association. Available in Mobile version.
Dojo information Information page includes site search function, dojo ethics, precepts of mastery, grading requirements. A graphic representation of our grading system from 7th kyu ~ 10th dan. List of Basic movements, Intermediate movements, Ido kihon, principal karate weapons, hands, feet...You can also access downloads in PDF from here. Available in Mobile version.
Contact & Locations Gives contact details for Shihan Plaisted and Sensei Herlihy. Details club fees for all ages at all our dojo. Includes maps so you can see how to get to our dojo in Whangaparaoa and Helensville NZ from any where in the world! Available in Mobile version.
Past Events The Past Events page is an index to interesting events in the clubs history. These pages chronicle the numerous visits of Shihan Plaisted and senior dojo members to Okinawa. Available in Mobile version.
Club News General club and international news and events. Important dates. Available in Mobile version.
Kata & Kumite Gives a brief description of all the eighteen kata of Matsubayashi ryu. Available in Mobile version.
Kobudo The kobudo page describes the weapons used in our dojo; being Bo, Sai, Kama and Tonfa, Including naming of parts of the weapons. There is also a list of kata for each weapon. Available in Mobile version.
Kata & Training Videos A growing collection of our videos categorised into Karate, Kobudo and Training. Available in Mobile version.
Japanese Words We Use A list of words and phrases we use regularly in our dojo. There is also a PDF file version so you can download and print your own copy. Available in Mobile version.
Tying An Obi A step by step tutorial on the tying of a karate obi. Choose the video or photographic tutorial. There is also a PDF file version so you can download and print your own copy. Also a brief history of the karate obi and care instructions, including dying and cleaning. Available in Mobile version.
Photo Gallery The Photo Gallery page is an index to photos arranged in years with a brief list of photo content for each year.
Memorial Page This page is dedicated to Brendan (Paul) Williams. It highlights Paul's passion for karate and kobudo and the reason we created a trophy in his name. Annual winners of this trophy are listed here. Available in Mobile version.
The Matsubayashi Ryu Quiz A quiz of twenty questions about our style of karate that you can attempt on line. There is also the option to download a PDF version (with answers). Available in Mobile version.
FAQs Common questions and our answers about classes, Matsubayashi ryu karate style and other matters. Available in Mobile version.
Matsubayashi Ryu Websites Probably the largest list of Matsubayashi Ryu dojo websites in the world. Every endeavour is made to keep this list up to date. If you know of a site that's new or we missed please let us know.
Budo@Wiki A page where you can view links to Matsubayashi-ryu related pages on Wikipedia.
We have already made the links for you convenience.
Links We link to karate and kobudo sites, information on Okinawa, karate equipment sites and New Zealand information sites. ~