Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate USA

Founded by

Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro

Under the direction of
Hanshi Robert Scaglione



We train in the traditional Shorin-Ryu style of karate, an authentic Okinawan style, just as it has been practiced over the centuries. Our mission is to develop students to their maximum potential in body, mind and spirit. We bring adults, children and families together in a rewarding activity that fosters personal growth and community spirit.

The Northfield Dojo is part of Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate U.S.A. (www.shorinryu.com) founded by Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro and directed by Hanshi Robert Scaglione, with many affiliated clubs and dojo around the world.

Winter Class Schedule:

Monday: 6:45-8:00 pm – Northfield Dance Academy, 660 Water Street
Wednesday: 6:45-8:00 pm – Northfield Dance Academy, 660 Water Street
Saturday: 10:00-11:00 am – Carleton College, Cowling Dance Studio
Saturday: 11:00-12:00 pm – Advanced training

Check our Calendar for class times, locations and special events!

Four-month Fees:

$30/month per individual; $40/month per family – 2 or more students


Classes are open to everyone over the age of 8. We recommend that at least two family members join. Tuition allows you to attend unlimited classes. Register for classes through the Northfield Dance Academy. To register on-line, visit http://www.northfielddance.com/register/ and scroll down to Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Rates.

Shihan (Director): Sempai Steve Hatle.

Call 507-645-2270 for more information, or email northfieldkarate@gmail.com


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Mission Statement

To propagate the art of Shorin-Ryu Karate USA, its kata and techniques, as handed down by our founder Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro.

To preserve and protect the history, traditions, methods and integrity of Shorin-Ryu Karate USA.

To develop students to their maximum potential in body, mind and spirit; through courtesy, propriety, self-discipline and the ecstasy of hard work fostered by our dojo – the sacred training halls – of Shorin-Ryu Karate USA.