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New York Rendokan, Inc. Instructors and Assistants
NY Rendokan Instructors
Robert S. Weinberg
Felix Sanes
Gary S. Moriwaki
Daniel Cohen
Zhen Guo
Susan Lee
About Us

The New York Rendokan, Inc., located in Manhattan's Washington Heights, near major highways and convenient public transportation, was organized by Robert S. Weinberg, a senior student of Grandmaster Eizo Shimabukuro of Okinawa, to preserve and teach traditional Shorin-ryu karate, Toei-ryu Jujutsu, Okinawan Kobujutsu (weaponry) and Okinawan culture.

The Chief Instructor and Director of the New York Rendokan, Robert S. Weinberg, has been a Certified Master Instructor (Shihan) since 1973 and now holds the ranks of Ninth Degree Black Belt (Kyudan) and Grandmaster (Hanchi) in Shorin-ryu Karate. In addition, Mr. Weinberg holds the rank of Fifth Degree Black Belt (Godan) in Kobujutsu. Mr. Weinberg has been a student of martial arts for more than fifty years. In addition to karate, jujutsu and Kobujutsu, he has studied Japanese Judo, Japanese Kendo and collegiate wrestling. In 1972 Mr. Weinberg traveled to Okinawa to study with Grandmaster Eizo Shimabukuro. He has returned to Okinawa numerous times since then and has become the Grandmaster's senior student in the United States.

Mr. Weinberg is assisted by long-term students Felix Sanes (Seventh Degree Black Belt, Kyoshi), Gary S. Moriwaki (Sixth Degree Black Belt Renshi), Daniel Cohen (Sixth Degree Black Belt), Fourth Degree Black Belts, Zhen Guo and Susan Lee, and others.

The New York Rendokan offers instruction in Traditional Okinawan Shorin-ryu Karate, Toei-ryu Jujutsu, and Okinawan Kobujutsu. Programs are available for special needs communities, including senior citizens.

We also offer courses in Chinese art, Chinese Language, cooking and other cultural subjects. Rendokan Dojo Arts provides art and calligraphy suitable for the martial arts dojo or the home.

The New York Rendokan has adopted the name of the Grandmaster's Okinawa dojo. "Rendokan" is comprised of characters for "Practice," "the Way," and "Hall" or "A Place for the Way through Practice." We consider learning martial arts to be "..a journey of practice.." The New York Rendokan provides traditional training, emphasizing correct form, technique and self-defense. It provides serious instruction for adults and children in a non-competitive environment

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