The Isshinryu Hall Of Fame

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

Induction Into The Isshinryu Hall Of Fame

Nomination Guidelines


This individual has become well known as an ambassador of Isshinryu beyond his or her own dojo and Isshinryu organization. They are well respected by non-martial artists as well as those within the martial arts community. They are non-political in promoting the unity of Isshinryu Karate, holding the cause of Isshinryu Karate above personal gain. They do not attempt to elevate themselves in the eyes of their students or peers by disparaging others.

This person is one who has stepped forward and assumed the responsibilities of being in a leadership role when called upon. This individual demonstrates a high degree of personal integrity, dignity, and honor. Their demeanor and character will be a legacy to all members of the Isshinryu family.


1. Uninterupted in Isshinryu Karate for at least 20 years.

2. Roku-Dan or higher.

3. Is or has been a Head Sensei of his / her own Dojo

4.. Has traveled to promote Isshinryu Karate.


I understand that in order for my Nomination to be considered, it does meet the above listed requirements.