International Isshin~ryu Karate Association

Jim McDonald

  • Rank: Ku-Dan
  • Began Isshin-ryu: 1971
  • Instructed By: Grand Master Harold Long, J.C. Burris, Phil McElroy, Denny Shaffer
  • Primary Dojo Location: Lebanon and Smyrna, TN
  • Notable Awards: 1991 Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame Inductee, 1975 & 1978 I.I.K.A. National Champion, 1st Place & 3rd Place Southeast Champion
  • Educational Background: Hendersonville High School, Falls Business College, Vol State
  • Spouse: LeeAnn
  • Children: Jason, Scott, Josh, Ryan
  • Professional History: Plastic Welding, Design and Fabrication - 30 years
  • Military History: United States Army 1969 MOA 11-B, 11-C; Tour of Vietnam Rank Sgt., Purple Heart, Bronze Star w/V Device, Vietnam Campaign Metal, 1st of 27th Wolfhounds, 25th Division