10th DAN, HANSHI
Isshin-Ryu Karate was developed in the late 1940's and early 1950's by Grand Master (G.M) Tatsuo Shimabuku. During this time Grand Master Shimabuku evolved Isshin-Ryu from the information he acquired from the different karate styles he studied. At the same time, many of the students he was training were United States military personnel.
These students returned to the United States at different times in the evolution of Isshin-Ryu, so it is no wonder that variations in Isshin-Ryu exist today.Read More..