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The name Shorin-Ryu in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Pine Forest / Matsubayashi

  2. Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do

  3. Shaolin

  4. Shaolin Temple

  5. Shaolin Chan

  6. Shidokan

  7. Shorin-Ryu Shidokan

  8. Shorin Ji Ryu

  9. Shorin-Ryu

10. Matsumura Shorin-Ryu

11. Kobayashi / Shobayashi

12. Shorin-Ryu Shobukan

13. Shaolin Disciple

14. Nippon Shorin-Ryu


Pine Forest / Matsubayashi

 sōng lín
 matsubayashi
Pine Forest / Matsubayashi Scroll

松林 is a Japanese, Chinese, and Korean word that means pine forest.

Also, a Japanese surname that romanizes as Matsubayashi or Shorin/Shourin.

Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do

 matsu bayashi ryuu kara te dou
Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Scroll

鬆林流空手道 is the Japanese title for the Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do school of martial arts.

If directly translated, it means “Pine Forest Style Empty Hand Way.”

Notes:
1. 松林流 can be pronounced Matsubayashi-Ryū or Shōrin-Ryū. This can be confusing as Shōrin can also represent 少林 which refers to the Shaolin (little forest) style.
2. 松 can also be written in the traditional form of 鬆.

Shaolin

Little Forest

 shǎo lín
 sho rin
Shaolin Scroll

The 少林 or Shaolin monks of China have been practicing the art of Kung Fu for thousands of years. While there are many schools of Kung Fu in China, Shaolin are one of the more religiously devout and disciplined.

The title of Shaolin actually refers to a specific Buddhist monastery. It should be noted that the Shaolin were famous in China long before the Kung Fu TV show. Their fame in China is due to the monks' heroic and swift rescue of an emperor during the Tang Dynasty. Most Chinese people are not keenly aware of the Kung Fu TV show and have no idea who David Carradine is or anything about his character, Kwai Chang Caine.

Note: The literal meaning of 少林 is “little forest.”

The fame of the Shaolin has spread all over Asia, as even though this is a Chinese title, the same characters are used in Japanese with the same meaning.

Shaolin Temple

 shào lín sì
 shou rin ji
Shaolin Temple Scroll

少林寺 is the full title of the Shaolin Temple.

This refers to the Buddhist monastery famous for its kung fu monks.

少林寺 is also known in Japanese, where they use the same characters but romanize them as Shourinji or Shōrinji.

Some believe this monastery and temple represent where Bodhidharma sat with his face to a wall for nine years, leading to his discovery of enlightenment and the establishment of Buddhism in China.

Shaolin Chan

 shǎo lín chán
 sho rin zen
Shaolin Chan Scroll

少林禪 translates as “Little Forest Meditation.”

少林禪 is part of a movement to provide spiritual and mental health by integrating the practices of martial arts and meditation.

More information at Shaolin Chan Foundation.

 shi dou kan
Shidokan Scroll

志道館 is the Japanese title Shidōkan (sometimes pronounced Kokorozashi-do-kan).

志道館 is often associated with Shorin-ryu Shidokan (小林流志道館). Do not confuse this title with the newer 士道館 which is also romanized as Shidōkan.

Shorin-Ryu Shidokan

 sho rin ryu shi dou kan
Shorin-Ryu Shidokan Scroll

小林流志道館 is the Japanese title Shorin-ryu Shidōkan.

Shorin Ji Ryu

Shaolin Temple Style

 shou rin ji ryuu
Shorin Ji Ryu Scroll

少林寺流 is the Japanese martial arts title “Shorin-ji-ryu.”

Though the first part of the title comes from the Shaolin temple in China. In Japan, this refers to an Okinawa school of karate.

Note: Sometimes, this title is written without the “ji” or “temple” Kanji.

Shorin-Ryu

Shaolin Style

 shou rin ryuu
Shorin-Ryu Scroll

少林流 is the Japanese martial arts title “Shorin-ryu.”

Though the first part of the title comes from the Shaolin (small forest) monks of China.
In Japan, this refers to the Okinawa School of Karate.


小Note that often in Japanese, the first Kanji of this title was changed to the version shown to the right. If you prefer this version, please click on the Kanji to the right instead of the button above.

Matsumura Shorin-Ryu

Matsumura Sōkon's Shaolin Style

 matsu mura shou rin ryuu
Matsumura Shorin-Ryu Scroll

松村少林流 is the Japanese martial arts title “Matsumura Shorin-ryu.”

Kobayashi / Shobayashi

 xiǎo lín
 shou bayashi / ko bayashi
Kobayashi / Shobayashi Scroll

小林 means little forest in Japanese and Chinese.

This can also be the Japanese surname or martial arts style called Kobayashi or Shōbayashi.

In Japanese martial arts, this can also be pronounced as Shorin and is included as such in some MA school names.

Shorin-Ryu Shobukan

 sho rin ryuu sho bu kan
Shorin-Ryu Shobukan Scroll

小林流翔武館 is the title, Shorin-Ryu Shobukan meaning “Little Forest Style - Soaring Warrior House” in Japanese.

There is more than one version of Shorin-Ryu and Shobukan, so make sure the characters here match the ones used at your dojo.

Shaolin Disciple

 shǎo lín dì zǐ
Shaolin Disciple Scroll

少林弟子 means Shaolin Disciple in Chinese.

This could also refer to a Shaolin Practitioner or a Shaolin Monk.

Nippon Shorin-Ryu

 nippon shou rin ryuu
Nippon Shorin-Ryu Scroll

日本小林流 is the Japanese title Nippon Shorin-ryu.

I've noticed you are searching for "Shorin-Ryu". There is a lot of confusion about whether it should be 少林 or 小林. The original Chinese Shaolin is 少林 but somehow in Japanese, it became 小林 (both versions are pronounced "Shorin" in Japanese). It is hard to say which one is correct. If you want a different first character from the titles shown on this page, please let me know by putting a note in the "Special Instructions" tab when you customize your calligraphy artwork.




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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Pine Forest
Matsubayashi
松林matsubayashisōng lín / song1 lin2 / song lin / songlinsung lin / sunglin
Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do松林流空手道matsu bayashi ryuu kara te dou
matsu bayashi ryu kara te do
Shaolin少林sho rin / shorinshǎo lín / shao3 lin2 / shao lin / shaolin
Shaolin Temple少林寺shou rin ji
shourinji
sho rin ji
shào lín sì
shao4 lin2 si4
shao lin si
shaolinsi
shao lin ssu
shaolinssu
Shaolin Chan少林禪
少林禅
sho rin zen
shorinzen
shǎo lín chán
shao3 lin2 chan2
shao lin chan
shaolinchan
shao lin ch`an
shaolinchan
shao lin chan
Shidokan志道館shi dou kan
shidoukan
shi do kan
Shorin-Ryu Shidokan小林流志道館sho rin ryu shi dou kan
shorinryushidoukan
sho rin ryu shi do kan
Shorin Ji Ryu少林寺流shou rin ji ryuu
shourinjiryuu
sho rin ji ryu
Shorin-Ryu少林流shou rin ryuu
shourinryuu
sho rin ryu
Matsumura Shorin-Ryu鬆村少林流
松村少林流
matsu mura shou rin ryuu
matsumurashourinryuu
matsu mura sho rin ryu
Kobayashi
Shobayashi
小林shou bayashi / ko bayashi
shoubayashi / kobayashi
sho bayashi / ko bayashi
xiǎo lín / xiao3 lin2 / xiao lin / xiaolinhsiao lin / hsiaolin
Shorin-Ryu Shobukan小林流翔武館sho rin ryuu sho bu kan
shorinryuushobukan
sho rin ryu sho bu kan
Shaolin Disciple少林弟子shǎo lín dì zǐ
shao3 lin2 di4 zi3
shao lin di zi
shaolindizi
shao lin ti tzu
shaolintitzu
Nippon Shorin-Ryu日本小林流nippon shou rin ryuu
nipponshourinryuu
nipon sho rin ryu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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