We refer to the Shito Ryu founded by Kenwa Manuni, as we learned it over many years under his son and (main master) Mabuni Kenei Soke until his death in 2015, and then continued under Nakahashi Sensei.
In 1984 we got in touch with Nakahashi Sensei. This year the first summer course took place under the direction of Nakahashi Sensei, Hatano Sensei and Ishimi Sensei. At Easter 1985, Mabuni Soke came to Europe for the first time at the invitation of Nakahashi Sensei to teach at a tournament in Porto Vecchio/Corsica. Mabuni Soke has been coming to Europe regularly since 1989; to the summer course in Bastia/Corsica and by invitation also to other European countries. He was assisted by Nakahashi Sensei, Hatano Sensei and since 1999 also by Molina Sensei and Stahl Sensei.
In 1989 Nakahashi Sensei founded the "Union Shito-Ryu Europe", an umbrella organization for all European Shito-Ryu clubs. In 2008, the Union Shito Ryu Europe was dissolved and replaced by the association "Dentoshitoryu International e.V." Shortly before his death, Nakahashi Sensei expressed the wish that Sensei Carlos Molina and Sensei Anselm Stahl continue the association Dentoshitoryu International and thus continue his work.
President: Carlos Molina
Treasurer: Anselm Stahl
Recorder: Klappoth (interim)
Representatives of the countries
Germany: Carlos Molina
Austria: Anselm Stahl
Finland: Jari Räty
Italy: Y. Hatano
Croatia: Zeljko Volaric
Netherlands: Joost Franken
Norway: Sinuhe Höpner
Portugal: Oswaldo Vitorino & Fernando Romao
Hungary: Pal György & Istvan Szabo