The Isshinryu Hall Of Fame

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

Here is a sample of the 2016
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

2016 IHoF T-Shirt Sales Open

Tournament Pre-registration Pickup

Awards Banquet Pre-Order Ticket Pickup

On-Site Tournament Registration Open

2016 Ladies of Isshinryu Pre-Order
T-Shirt Pickup Available

Friday Afternoon Seminars

12:30pm - 3:30pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room A:  Master Cyndy Jones
Knife Self-Defense Techniques;
Open Hand Drills & Blocks

Room B:  Master Ed Szelap
Two Person Kata Bunkai -
Teaching of Gojushiho

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Ladies of Isshinryu
Meeting Room 1

Master Linda Wilson
Master Angie Spencer
Sensei Leah Rigby

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room A:  Master Chris Chase
Sunsu and Naihanchi Bunkai

Room B:  Master Jesus Jimenez
Practical Application of Bo Techniques

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room A:  Master Ruth Ann Shamblin
Empty Hand Training Drills

Room B:  Master Ken Pittaway
Kata Bunkai Applications

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

Clarion Hotel

Come celebrate with the 2016 Inductees & Award Finalists!

The Isshinryu Hall of Fame 2017
dates are set!

July 21-22, 2017


Gatlinburg, Tennessee 

We will be opening the 2017 Isshinryu Hall of Fame

nominations & registrations on

August 1, 2016

Nominations may be made thru March 15, 2017