Updated august 2014
Kenshinkai Shobayashi Shorin Ryu KaratedoOur style Kenshinkai Shobayashi Shorin Ryu are practiced in
three schools in Kristiansand, and we are about 300 active members.
There are eight Kenshinkai Shobayashi Shorin Ryu schools in Norway.
I started karate in 1981, in Kristiansand Karate Club.
I am now a member and instructor in Vaagsbygd Karate Club.
My grade is 5th. Dan black belt (31 May 2008)
Our Sensei Tsutom Watanabe (7th. Dan black belt) from
Our main dojo (Honbu dojo) in Japan is
****** Affiliated Shorin Ryu web sites ******Home page of Shorin Ryu Karate Association Norway.
Shorin Ryu Karate Association Norway
Home page of Vaagsbygd Karate Club.
Home page of the Shorin Ryu club in Sogne.
Home page of the Shorin Ryu club in Grimstad.
Home page of the Shorin Ryu club in Arendal.
Home page of the Shorin Ryu club in Tromso.
Home page of Montreal Karate Club (Canada).
****** Mpg/Avi/Wmv ******A little fighting with my kids. (December 2009)
Me doing some Hollywood kicking (2003) 1,6 Mb.
My wife Janne (1 kyu) in semi contact competition (2004) 340 Kb.
Janne (1 kyu) Fighting in the Dojo (2004) 2,5 Mb.
A few small movs (2 mb each) of me fighting with Karate friends in the dojo (2006)
****** Pictures ******
Sparring with my first Sensei Gunnar Nordahl. (Visiting him in Virginia 1997)
Pictures from the early days
Visiting Montreal 1992
Visiting Georges dojo in Montreal 1992
Visiting Steve Coulls dojo in Vermont 1992
Visiting Montreal 1993
Sensei T. Watanabe visiting Kristiansand 1995
Steve Coull and Jason visiting Kristiansand november 1995
Kristiansand Karate Club 1996
Sensei T. Watanabe in Kristiansand 1997
Visiting Sensei G. Nordahl in Centreville, Virginia 1997
Sensei T.Watanabe visiting Karate-klubben Sor 2002
Sensei T.Watanabe visiting Kristiansand 2002
Sensei T.Watanabe and Mark visiting Kristiansand 2003
Visiting Sensei T.Watanabe in Montreal 2003
Sensei T.Watanabe, Mario and Mark visiting Kristiansand 2004
Sensei T.Watanabe visiting Kristiansand 2005
Sensei T.Watanabe visiting Kristiansand april 2006
17. May parade Kristiansand 2007
Sensei T.Watanabe and Paulo visiting Mandal 2007
Sensei T.Watanabe and Paulo visiting Kristiansand 2007
Sensei T.Watanabe visiting Kristiansand 2008
The 2009 Shorin Ryu Karate Championships
Sensei T.Watanabe visiting Norway 2009
A day in the Dojo - 2009
Sensei T.Watanabe visiting Norway 2011
Sensei T.Watanabe visiting Norway 2012