松林流 Matsubayashi Ryu (Shorin Ryu) Kata
This set of Matsubayashi Ryu kata videos started out as an advanced study project I took on as a Yondan and Renshi. My Sensei, Kyoshi Keane of the Academy of Traditional Karate, suggested to video document the full set of 18 Matsubayashi Ryu kata. I took him up on the offer and we shot the video at the Academy. This snapshot can now serve as a baseline for me as I continue to further refine my technique, kata and bunkai. I then decided that I would post this set of kata videos online because, even though they are a work in progress, they may be helpful for others studying these kata as well. As a Renshi it is my honor to help pass down what I may of the art.
These kata are based on the versions described in Shoshin Nagamine’s book: