International Isshin~ryu Karate Association

David Gabbard

  • Rank: Hachi-Dan
  • Began Isshin-ryu: 1975
  • Instructed By: Phil McElroy, Denny Shaffer
  • Primary Dojo Location: Decherd, TN
  • Notable Awards: Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame Male Competitor of The Year 1983, Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame Male Competitor of The Year 1987, World Sokeship Council Hall of Fame Male Competitor of The Year 1995, World Sokeship Council Hall of Fame Male Competitor of The year 1996, World Karate Union Hall of Fame Male Competitor of The Year 1996, Edward Brown Organization Hall of Fame Male Competitor of The Year 1997, Don Nagle AOKA Hall of Fame Male Competitor of The Year 1997, Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame Spirit of Isshin-ryu Award 1997, inducted into Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame 1998
  • Educational Background: McGavock High School
  • Spouse: Julie
  • Children: Three
  • Professional History: Williamson County Sheriff’s Department, Yates Services, Nissan Project Decherd, TN Technical Manager
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