Kenwa Mabuni was the founder of Shito-ryu. His system was designed "to reflect the deep respect he felt towards his two great masters and called his new system Shito-Ryu" - Master Higaonna and Master Itosu. Today, Shito-ryu remains as one of the 4 major styles of Karate. NCK is an affiliate and recognized by the Seito Shito-ryu Karate Do International organization based out of Osaka, Japan. Click the link below to view the headquarter's website.