International Isshin~ryu Karate Association

Philip McElroy

  • Rank: Ku-Dan
  • Began Isshin-ryu: 1967
  • Instructed By: Denny Shaffer, Grand Master Harold Long, J.C. Burris
  • Primary Dojo Location: FBC Dojo (First Baptist Church Smyrna), Nashville Dojo
  • Notable Awards: Induction into Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame (IHOF) 1987, Instructor of The Year 1983, Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame Board Member 1980 to present, I.I.K.A. Board member 1976 to present, World Sokeship Council Hall of Fame Silver Life Achievement Award 1997, A.O.K.A. Silver Life Achievement Award 1997
  • Educational Background: Antioch High School, Fall’s Business College
  • Spouse: Diane
  • Children: Six
  • Grandchildren: Nine
  • Professional History: Project Manager for Yates Services, Maintenance Contractor at Nissan Power Train Assembly Plant in Decherd, TN
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