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Hombu dojo of 
Shorin-Ryu Karate
    U. S. A.

Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro

Hanshi Robert Scaglione
    Executive Director

Kyoshi Michael Mackay
Shihan  email Sensei Mackay

St. Bart's Athletic Center
109 East 50th St.
New York, NY 10022


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Chances are you're interested in karate for many reasons - physical fitness, self-improvement, self-defense, or as a way to unwind after work.  Choosing a karate school (dojo) is a very important step. You need to be sure you find the place that is right for you. You want a dojo where the atmosphere is friendly and the training is serious. Where there's a sense of mutual respect. Where each student is able to progress at his or her own rate, depending on ability and level of commitment.

At the Ueshiro Midtown Karate Dojo, that's what you'll find. However, there are many other factors that make this a unique place to pursue your study of the martial arts:

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Getting started


At the Ueshiro Midtown Dojo you will be introduced to traditional Okinawan karate, the original form, as it has been practiced for centuries.

You will learn the physical aspects of karate when you begin. As you grow and develop as a martial artist, you'll learn more and more about the mental, philosophical and spiritual aspects of karate, which are essential to a rich understanding and practice of the art of karate.

As you practice you will become stronger than you've ever been before. And as you progress through the ranks, you'll notice a distinct improvement in your appearance and your health. At the same time, you'll develop the confidence that comes from knowing you're better able to handle the many challenges that life presents.

You may have said to yourself, "I wish I'd started studying karate years ago." There's no reason to put it off any longer. Let us help you get started! Contact Sensei Michael Mackay at Kyoshi@MidtownKarateDojo to schedule a visit.