International Isshin~ryu Karate Association

Shimabuku's Influence

Often referred to as the “parents” of Isshin-Ryu, Shorin-Ryu and Goju-Ryu are the two styles that Master Tatsuo Shimabuku blended to create Isshin-Ryu. Before looking at “why” Master Shimabuku blended…
Legends are born of many notions, and when properly fed, tend to grow over time. Who among us could have ever imagined that, at roughly five feet tall and one…
One afternoon Master Shimabuku was teaching in the courtyard of his home in Agena. There was a tank in the yard that he used to collect rainwater for his thirsty…

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