International Isshin~ryu Karate Association

J.C. Burris

Chairman of the Board

  • Rank: Ju-Dan
  • Began Isshin-ryu: 1965
  • Instructed By: Grand Master Harold Long
  • Primary Dojo Location: Athens, TN
  • Notable Awards: Induction into Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame (IHOF), Instructor of The Year, Spirit of Isshin-ryu Award
  • Educational Background: University of Tennessee BS 1967, University of Tennessee MS 1972, NOVA Southeastern University Ed.D. 1992
  • Spouse: Carol Powers Burris
  • Children: Andy Burris, Lindy Burris, Casey Idol, Heidi Ables
  • Professional History: English teacher, baseball coach 14 years, educational administration 25 years, presently Principal of Armuchee High School in Rome, GA