CNY Okinawan Karate and Kobudo was established in Syracuse NY in 1963. We are a member of Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Seibukai International, serving as their honbu, or head dojo. Our parent dojo is in Okinawa City, Okinawa, Japan.
Marvin Labbate, 9th degree black belt, has been our director continuously since 1985.
Our students have gone on to schools of higher education across the nation, including Ivy League schools, as well as local colleges and universities. They have taken jobs in many different industries, both locally and nationally. Some have become vice-presidents of corporations, presidents, and many have even started their own businesses which now employ others.