Shorin-Ryu Karate is one of the major branches of Okinawa Karate. It primarily consists of techniques, and traditions practiced in the Shuri-Te and Tomari-Te. Some schools have adopted Kata as well as techniques from the Shorei-Ryu schools, which is the Naha-Te style of Okinawa Karate. Shorin-Ryu was first named by Chosin Chibana in 1933.
There are four main branches of Shorin-Ryu. Those branches are Kobayashi-Ryu, Matsubayashi-Ryu, Shobayashi-Ryu and Matsumura Seito.