Welcome to our Dojo

Learn Traditional Okinawan Karate-do in Benicia, CA

Welcome to the Benicia, CA branch dojo of the World Matsubayashi (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-do Association. We are a small group, training in the time-honored authentic ways, in a traditional dojo with traditional warmhearted values. Matsubayashi-Ryu maintains a direct lineage with the founding masters of karate-do, and the NorCal dojo is directly connected to and supervised by masters in Okinawa. We teach karate as it is taught in Okinawa, except in English. What we therefore proudly present is the art of karate-do without any dilution or distortion. All are welcome regardless of martial arts experience, 16 years and above with parental permission.


Nick Coffin
Coffin Sensei has practiced Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu karate-do since 2000 under Chamberlain Sensei and has trained in Okinawa with Soke Nagamine and Makishi Sensei. He endeavors to pass on the teachings of karate-do in the same spirit as his teachers.

Train with Us

Beginner's class is Wednesday 7:00pm -9:00pm. Advanced classes, kobudo and private training available.

Contact Us

We practice in a private dojo in Benicia, CA. Contact before first class for address and info.

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