The Isshinryu Hall Of Fame

All Isshinryu Practitioners Building & Recognizing Master Tatsuo Shimabuku's Vision Together


Complete Isshinryu Hall of Fame Schedule

All Events & Activities are located at the
Gatlinburg Convention Center
243 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, Tn  37738
unless otherwise noted.


10:00am - 3:00pm

Main Lobby

Welcome & Information Table Open

Vendor Tables Open

Tournament Pre-registration Pickup

Awards Banquet Pre-Order Ticket Pickup

On-Site Tournament Registration Open

2017 Ladies of Isshinryu T-Shirt Sales begin

2017 Isshinryu Hall of Fame T-Shirt Pre-Order Pickup & Sales
(shirts may be pre-ordered during tournament banquet/registration or online by clicking HERE)

Friday Afternoon Seminars

12:00pm - 4:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gatlinburg Room A:  Master Carol Womack
"Kata & Kumite"
Gatlinburg Room B:  Master Maria Kristensen
"Releases & Self-Defense Moves, Mostly from Katas"

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gatlinburg Room A:  Master Linda Wilson
"Katas - Exercises to Create Holes for Self-Defense"
Gatlinburg Room B:  Master John Myers
"Isshinryu Body Shifting Techniques"

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gatlinburg Room A:  Master Keith Smith
"Sai Blocking & Flowing"
Gatlinburg Room B:  Master Art Palmer
"Self-Defense & Power Delivery"

Meeting Room #1:  Ladies of Isshinryu
Master Cyndy Jones
Sensei Liz Olsen
Master Chris Szelap

Additional Seminar Information:

Seminars are 30 minutes long - 25 minutes of instruction plus 5 minute break/rotation. Attendees will rotate from Room A to Room B to switch/join the second seminar presentation.

The Ladies of Isshinryu is a shared 60 min with 3 presenters.  Each presenter has approximately 20 minutes and will rotate within the same meeting room.


Main Lobby

Cocktail Party

6:30pm - 9:00pm-ish

Dinner Banquet & Awards Ceremony



Doors Open

On-Site Registration Begins

Pre-Registration Pickup Available

Vendor Tables Open


Black Belt Meeting

Please note:  Black Belts who would like to help judge, please CLICK HERE to sign up for judging.  Scorekeepers and Timekeepers may also sign up via the same link.  Black belts who register to judge need to arrive for the Black Belt meeting.  Any late arriving black belts will either need to be registered to complete or pay a spectator fee. 
Thank you in advance.


Tournament Bow-In


After-Party & Fellowship

Black Bear Inn & Suites

Come celebrate with the 2017 Inductees & Award Finalists!

The Isshinryu Hall of Fame 2018
dates are set!

July 20-21, 2018


Gatlinburg, Tennessee 

We will be opening the 2018 Isshinryu Hall of Fame Nominations

August 1, 2017

Nominations may be made thru 11:59 pm April 1st, 2018


Looking to play WAY in advance?
Here are even MORE upcoming dates!

Isshinryu Hall of Fame
(Locked Dates)

July 19-20, 20
July 17-18, 2020
July 16-17, 2021
July 15-16, 2022

Gatlinburg, Tn