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Kyoshi Michael Laurin, an 8th Dan and founder of the SHORINJIRYU SHINDO BUDO KWAI International Schools, is a six time World Champion in Koshiki, full contact, karate, and three time Japan Champion.

There are over 20 SHORINJIRYU SHINDO BUDO KWAI Dojos located in Canada, in addition to Dojos in the United States, Chile, and Australia that have been trained by Master Laurin.

Kyoshi Laurin's experience covers over 36 years. His Dojo's in Canada have been opened for over 26 years.

At the early age of 14, Kyoshi Laurin set a goal to study Karate in Japan. When he was just 19 years old, a year after winning the nationally televised International Championship in Canada, Kyoshi Laurin left to japan, the first of several times where he would live and study Karate. Kyoshi Laurin studied under the founder of the Kenkokan School of Shorinjiryu Karatedo, honorable Doctor Masayoshi Kori Hisataka and his son, Sensei Masayuki Hisataka.

As mentioned above, Kyoshi Laurin won the Japan Championship three times. This great achievement is recognized by the fact he was the first ever non Japanese competitor to win this prestigious title.



This in-depth DVD series is an archive of the techniques that Kyoshi Laurin has mastered throughout the years. Multi lingual explanations and up- close execution of detail make this a very unique instructional tool. This series is available on DVD at the retailers below: