American Karate Do was established in May of 1995 at the Paradise Hills Recreation Center located in San Diego, California and provided classes for 20 years. With opening up a location in Lindale, Texas, American Karate Do will continue to pass on the knowledge that started over 20 years ago. We teach the 18 Kata and 7 Yakusoku Kumite of Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu created by Shoshin Nagamine of Okinawa.


At American Karate Do there are:

No Politics

No Contracts

No Outrageous Testing Fees


Testing Fees
Yellow Belt through Brown Belt: $15
Includes certificate and new belt.

Black Belt Testing: $100
Includes an 11x14 framed certificate and a custom embroidered black belt.

2nd Degree Black Belt and higher: No testing fee. Advancements are based on time in rank, involvement in the dojo and the community.





6th Kyu Blue Belt

Shodan 1st Degree Black Belt

5th Kyu Purple Belt

7th Kyu Orange Belt

Belt/Rank Structure

​​Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu


9th Kyu White Belt

8th Kyu Yellow Belt

2nd Kyu Brown Belt

1st Kyu Brown Belt

3rd Kyu Brown Belt

4th Kyu Green Belt