Welcome to the offical site of the Shinjinbukan Pine Lake Shibu Dojo


DojoThis 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 kaicho.

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".

News & Events

Events Calendar

Events CalendarWed, May 8, 2013:
Okinawa trip to visit the Hombu Dojo
Kogan sensei along with a few of his students will be visiting the Hombu Dojo in Okinawa.
Events CalendarFri, Apr 19, 2013:
Toronto Fukushibu Dojo
Kogan sensei visits the Toronto dojo from Apr 19th-21st.
Events CalendarSun, Oct 14, 2012:
Victoria Fukushibu Dojo
Kogan sensei visits the Victoria dojo.
Events CalendarSun, Sep 9, 2012:
Eastside Aki Matsuri 2012
Pine Lake Shibu dojo demostrating at the Japanese festival
Onaga Sensei will be visiting the Pine Lake Dojo for the 2012 Gasshuku.
Events CalendarFri, May 4, 2012:
A week in Buenos Aires
Kogan sensei visit the new Fuku-shibu dojo to help them get things started
Kogan sensei and Dove sensei visit the Georgetown fuku-shibu dojo

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