Hanshi Doug Perry Welcomes you to the Okinawa
Shorin Ryu Karate-do and Kobudo Kensankai
Welcome to the web site of Hanshi Doug Perry's Okinawa
Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Kensankai.
We approach the study of karate with the greatest humility and
deep respect for those who have gone before us in the "true
way". Karate is unique. It is the most powerful of all the
martial arts. However, it is so only for the serious student who
practices in the proper frame of mind... no winning or losing...
no friend or foe, only training... for which there is no substitute.
Karate is a fighting art. You must train with deep seriousness
from the first day. Each punch, block, or kick must be delivered
with the power of the entire body in unison. No matter how much
time you devote to training - months or years - if your training
consists of no more than moving your arms and legs... you may as
well be dancing, and you will never understand the true meaning
The spirit of Karate training is applicable to each and every
aspect of our daily lives. The indomitable spirit born of bearing
down and gritting your teeth against the pain of a thousand kicks,
or blinking sweat from your eyes from doing kata over and over
will serve you well in everyday life. One whose spirit and mental
strength have been forged by hard training will face any challenge
with a "can do" attitude. One who has undergone long
hours of hard physical training and mental agony to learn one technique
can face any task... and carry it through to a successful conclusion.
When you have done this, you can truly say that you have begun
to understand the true "way".
Sensei Doug Perry
P.O. Box 122
Flat Rock, NC 28731