"The Time to strike is when the OPPORTUNITY presents itself"
- Master tatsuo Shimabuku
Isshin-Ryū karate was founded by Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku on the island of Okinawa in 1956, drawing on the styles of Shorin-ryū karate, Gojū-ryū karate, and kobu-dō. The name literally means "one heart way", as in "wholehearted" or "complete".
ISSHIN-RYU KARATE TECHNIQUES:
1: All techniques are executed from a natural stance.
2: Isshin-Ryu uses the vertical fist as opposed to the horizontal fist used by other styles.*
3: In fighting techniques for practicability.
4: Sharp low kicks for common sense street survival.
*Though the vertical fist is not exclusive to Isshin-Ryu Karate, it is unique to Isshin-Ryu in comparison to other styles.
Sensei Danny Goding began his Isshin-Ryu study under Shihan Robert Slywa (7th Dan) in 1997. Sensei Danny Goding's son Daniel 2nd Dan (is also an Exercise Physiologist and an Occupational Therapist)
Our other Black Belts are Sensei Daniel Smith (2nd Dan), Sensei Kirk Matthews (1st Dan), Sensei Lisa Goding (1st Dan), Sensei Terry Smith (1st Dan), Junior Sho-Dan Hugh Matthews
We are a member of World Martial Arts Alliance