Jiro Shiroma Sensei was born in Okinawa (Ryukyu Island) Japan.
He began his study of Shuri-Te (Okinawan Old Style of Fighting Arts) at the age of 13 under Master Kanji Inaiuku. At the age of 15 he began the study of Kendo (Japanese Samurai Sword) under Tokeusei Yamashiro, 8th Degree Black Belt. He received his Black Belt in Kendo at the age of 18.
When Hanshi Shiroma was 20 years old, Master Kanji Inaiuku passed away. Hanshi Shiroma then started training under (Hanshi Judan) Shugoro Nakazato, 10th Degree Black Belt and the Leader and President of the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Association. Shoring-Ryu is a Karate style which includes Weapons and Tori-Te similar to Jujutsu, Aikido and Judo mixed together.
In 1968, Hanshi Shiroma received in 6th Degree Black and Instructor (Shihan) certificate. Between 1970 and 1972 he trained in Muay Thai (Thai Kick Boxing) at the Naha Kick Boxing Gym. In 1973 he opened a Karate school in Ginowan City, Okinawa and began teaching Karate-Do.
In April of 1973 he moved the United States and opened the Arizona Martial Arts Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. He continues to teach martial arts in the Valley today.
Hanshi Shiroma founded Sei ShindoKai (True Way). He has been instructing and training in the martial arts for over 50 years. He has studied a wide variety of martial arts styles at different martial arts institutions. Sei ShindoKai is not an organization of style, but a group of individuals in the search of the truth, in self defense, through the martial arts.
Sei ShindoKai (True Way) affiliation does not require an individual or studio membership fee and is available to any style of martial arts.
Sei ShindoKai (True Way) defense tactics are equal or superior to Krav Maga, FBI, Canadian Police, Navy Seals, Special Forces, SWAT and Recon tactics.