International Isshin~ryu Karate Association

Tommy True


  • Rank: Ku-Dan
  • Began Isshin-ryu: 1963
  • Instructed By: Grand Master Long
  • Primary Dojo Location: Harriman, TN
  • Notable Awards: Induction into Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame (IHOF) 1988, Instructor of The Year 1982, Spirit of Isshin-Ryu Award 1987
  • Educational Background: Roane County High School, University of Tennessee Evening School
  • Spouse: Kay True
  • Children: Lisa
  • Grandchildren: Granddaughter Tayler
  • Professional History: Electrical Engineer 37 years at a National Security Complex
  • Military History: United States Air Force 4 years