About Us

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to produce well-rounded and educated martial artists who are capable and prepared to protect themselves, and to foster peace, humility and compassion through traditional martial arts training.

Shu Ha Ri (Jap. lit.):
Shu - to protect
Ha - to break
Ri - to leave

Shuhari has the connotation and symbolic meaning of “to learn, to master and to transcend”. The idea expressed here is to train with a constant striving for excellence, and to apply martial skills and virtues to everyday life in order to master oneself.

Shuhari Martial Arts & Healing Center is a modern training facility which offers two traditional martial arts programs, martial arts cross training, reality based self defense, self defense courses and fitness. The type of training offered at Shuhari gives students the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually, and helps individuals become more aware, confident and able to protect themselves. Our instructors are competent in these areas and are trained to help you succeed in your endeavors. As a member of this dojo you have our personal commitment to your success in the martial arts!

Affiliate Organizations:

The Kokusai Shurite YudanshaKai is the parent organization for the Karate taught at Shuhari. It was founded by the late Hanshi Ridgely Abele, and is currently under the direction of Kyoshi Vitus Bilking, 8th Dan.

The Shuri-Te Bu-Jutsu-Kai is the parent organization for the Ju-Jutsu taught at Shuhari. It was founded by the late Hanshi Ridgely Abele and Tashi Troy Price. Tashi Price, 7th Dan, is the current director.

This is the training logo for Shuhari Martial Arts. At Shuhari we focus on the teaching of traditional Shuri Ryu Karate and Shuri-Te Ju-Jutsu. Our mixed training classes focus on concepts of various reality based martial arts.


Class Schedule
Kids Karate:
Mon & Wed 4:40 to 5:30
Tue, Thu, Fri 5:35 to 6:25
(Ages 10-14) Kids Karate:
Mon, Wed, & Fri 5:35 to 6:25
Adult Ju-Jutsu:
Mon & Wed 7:40 to 8:45
Adult Karate:
Mon & Wed 6:30 to 7:30
Mixed Adult Karate & Ju-Jutsu
Thu 7:40 to 8:45 
Fitness Class
Fri 6:35 to 7:20

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  Shuhari Martial Arts | Sarasota | 1100 N Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34237 | 941-343-3688