International Isshin~ryu Karate Association

William Scott Shamblin

  • Rank: Hachi Dan
  • Began Isshin-ryu: 1973
  • Instructed By: JC Burris, Angi Uezu, and Allen Wheeler
  • Primary Dojo Location: Cleveland/Spring City,TN
  • Notable Awards: I.I.K.A. 1975 Junior Advanced Free fighting Champion, 1980 IHOF Karate Ka of the Year, 1981 I.I.K.A. Championships Grand Champion, 1982 IHOF Tournament Grand Champion, 1988 OKU Outstanding Achievement Award (with Ruth Ann), 1990 OKU Outstanding Achievement Award (with Ruth Ann), 1990 Included as a member of the United States Sport Jujitsu Team, 1990 Silver & Bronze medal – World Sport Jujitsu Championships, 1990 Tennessee Karate Circuit – Overall Grand Champion – Kata, Kumite & Weapons, 1991 Inducted into World Martial Arts Hall of Fame – Male Fighter of the Year, 1994 OKU Master Shimabuku Award (with Ruth Ann), 1998 Became the President of the Okinawan Karate Do Union (OKU), 1999 National AAU Kumite Champion (30 – 39 yr. old male), 2005 Inducted into IHOF
  • Educational Background: McMinn Central High School, Cleveland State Community College
  • Spouse: Ruth Ann Shamblin
  • Children: Christopher, Scott Shamblin
  • Professional History: Johns Manville Corporation (1982 to present)