All Isshinryu Practitioners Building & Recognizing Master Tatsuo Shimabuku's Vision Together
Ron Boucher (Inducted 2019)
Ron Boucher began his martial arts training after high school with
Grand Master Lewis Lizotte and made First Degree Black Belt in 1967. Master
Boucher spent 1967 - 1969 with the U.S. Army as an Operations N.C.O. with the
82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC.
After the military, he resumed his martial arts training
with Grand Master Lizotte. Active as both an instructor and competitor, Master
Boucher was ranked among the top fighters in New England during most of the
1970's and was regionally rated #1 as a forms and weapons competitor in the
1980's. He also spent several years competing on the National circuit in both
weapons and kata.
Master Boucher has been active in various martial arts organizations throughout
his career, having served on the Board of Directors for both the Karate
Referees' Association of New England (KRANE) and the American Okinawan Karate
Association (AOKA) as well as the Advisory Board for the United Southern
Isshinryu Karate organization (USIK).
He is a 9th
Dan and was instrumental in training most of the senior Isshinryu Black Belts
in the New England area. Currently he is
retired and splits his time between his home in Key West and visiting his
family in Connecticut.