San Mateo Dojo Instructors
Chief Instructor, Ryukyu Bujutsu Kenkyu Doyukai
Shihan Toshihiro Oshiro, Chief Instructor, has studied Okinawan martial arts for over forty years, earning advanced degrees in karate, kobudo, judo, and kendo. He has been teaching in the United States since 1978.
Shihan Oshiro was born in Haneji, Okinawa and began training in karate as a young man. He had the opportunity to learn karate and kobujutsu from many masters of Okinawan martial arts, including Sensei Shoshin Nagamine, Sensei Chogi Kishaba, Sensei Masao Shima, and Sensei Seigi Nakamura.
In addition to being appointed the chief instructor of the RBKD by Sensei Chogi Kishaba, Shihan Oshiro holds 9th dan in Shima-Ha Shorin-Ryu karate, and 8th dan in Yamanni-Ryu kobudo. Shihan Oshiro is considered a top authority on Ryukyu martial arts, and frequently travels nationally and internationally to teach Okinawan karate and kobudo. He has published numerous articles and interviews in martial arts publications in Japan, Europe and the U.S.