Welcome to the offical site of the Shinjinbukan Pine Lake Shibu Dojo
site is the online home of our dojo. The Pine Lake dojo is a recognized shibu
of the Kokusai Shinjinbukan Karate Kyokai founded by Onaga Yoshimitsu
Of the few people Onaga Sensei has accepted as deshi
(disciple) over his 40+ years of teaching, most are still active. This shows the
commitment deshi feel towards Onaga sensei. In return sensei has structured his
new organization (2007) around this handful of deshi. Each one of his active
deshi represent a branch of the organization, or what is referred to as a "shibu"
with each branch head instructor as the shibu-cho.
The shibu-cho at the Pine Lake Shibu Dojo is Daniel Kogan (6th dan, Renshi).
Kogan sensei was the first uchi-deshi (live-in disciple) at the Hombu dojo and
introduced Shinjinbukan karate to North America. This branch's main dojo is in
Sammamish WA, USA and has dojos in the USA, Canada and Argentina.
Kogan sensei has had active dojos since 1992, first in Vancouver and a private dojo
at Pine Lake in Sammamish, WA, which opened its doors in 2011.
The style of karate being taught by Kogan sensei is Shorin-ryu, the
style of Okinawan karate systemized and named by Chibana Choshin sensei (1885 -
1969), as well as Onaga no Ti, the indigenous fighting methods passed
down and refined by each generation of teachers prior to the introduction of
styles to the karate world.
The Ti we learn and train in is what Onaga sensei has learned and
developed over more than six decades of training. Ti, although the
oldest and most traditional fighting method developed in Okinawa is not
intended to be a static archive of the past. It's very purpose and fundamental
philosophy is to learn, polish, adapt and improve what has been handed to us by
our teachers - and hence we say "Ti, a living tradition".
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