Emblem – Pennell’s Karate Dojo Pennell’s Dojo is rooted in hundreds of years of Okinawan martial arts history.  The specific ‘style’ of Okinawan Karate that we study is known as  Matsubayashi Ryu.  Matsubayashi is one of three styles of Shorin Ryu Karate, which originally found its way to Japan from China.  The word “Matsu bayashi” is the Okinawan pronunciation for the Characters “Pine” and “Forest”.  The term is meant to suggest the natural movement of the style in terms of…