Bruce Guillaume has studied Isshin-Ryu Karate for over 35 years and holds the rank of 8th degree black belt. He is chief instructor of the Maryville Isshin-Ryu Karate School and also instructs Isshin-Ryu at Maryville College. Bruce is a former board member and chairman of the Isshin-Ryu Hall of Fame.
Bruce is a graduate of Maryville College with a B.A. in psychology. He continued his education at the University of Tennessee where he received his masters in social work; Bruce is experienced in corporate education and has conducted hundreds of seminars and programs for a variety of companies. He is also a member of the League of American Bicyclists, American Mountain Guide Association, and the Association for Experiential Education. Bruce has done numerous bicycling trips including trips across TN, GA, NC, and AL. He has led mountaineering trips to Mt. Rainier and Mt. Cotopoxi. Bruce has also led several human powered trips across Costa Rica. He lives in Friendsville, TN, with his wife Wendy and daughter Emily.