Shihan York


Shihan York, is the Head Instructor for North America. He has also studied Muay Thai, Kung-Fu, Kobudo, Judo, Heiho Niten Ichi Ryu, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu and Taekwondo.

Shihan York has taught hundreds of students and is known for his ability to direct and develop his student’s ambition and foster positive mindsets. Shihan York began his martial arts career in 1982 under Master Kim, in Su Lim Hung Gar Kung Fu. In 1996, he began studying Shorinjiryu Karatedo under Shihan Wayne Donivan of Shorinjiryu Kentokukan. In 2012, Shihan York was promoted to 6th Dan, Rokudan in Shorinjiryu by Shihan Henderson and Shihan Des Paroz.