Monthly Archives: September 2022

“Dragon Man” of Isshin Ryu

島袋 龍夫

Over a century ago, in the small village of Chan, on a small island in the south pacific, a boy was born. One day he would become a Karate Master whose art would reach beyond the shores of Okinawa and spread across the globe.

“Dragon Man” of Isshin Ryu, Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei
(September 19, 1908 – May 30, 1975)

Young’s Tournament Returns October 15th

  • Open To All Styles
  • Events: Forms, Weapons, and Sparring
  • Divisions: Handicapable, Children, Junior, Adult, Senior and Executive
  • $100 Cash Prize for Grand Champion Winners
  • Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (Runner up medals for children)

Bellefonte High School
At-The-Door Registration Opens at 9AM
First Event Begins at 11AM

For more information and registration details visit:

Masters Symposium & Tournament One Month Away!

A reminder for everyone about the 2022 All Isshinryu National Championship &
Masters Symposium is just a month away.

It’s a two day event with seminars on various topics: techniques, kobudo, kumite, history, bunkai, self-defense, etc. Each Master will present their seminar material twice. Saturday morning will offer seminars for children. A competition rules practical seminar covering international rules will also be presented. The All Isshinryu Championship will begin at 1:00pm on Saturday.

Hosted by: Hanshi B. Marcum, Hanshi R. Marcum, Sensei M. Wilkenson & Sensei K. Kramer
Date: Seminars on Friday, 9/30/2022 and Seminars & Tournament on 10/1/2022
Location: French Creek YMCA, 2010 Recreation Road, Avon, Ohio 44011