The International Ryukyu Karate-jutsu Research Society
The Ryukyu Karate-jutsu Kokusai Kenkyukai (International Ryukyu Karate-jutsu Research Society) is an information based world-wide organization dedicated to studying, the origins, evolution & tactical application theories of traditional karate & Okinawan kobudo.
Originally founded in Japan in 1989 by Patrick McCarthy to serve a limited group of foreign enthusiasts interested in his research and publications, the Society ultimately opened its doors to the general public in 1996 to meet the numerous and varying demands of a more progressive learner.
Welcome to the Irish branch.
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