2023 Day with the Masters

The Order of Isshin-Ryu Martial Arts (OIMA) traveled to northern New Jersey on November 4th to attend Day with the Masters, sponsored by American Isshinryu. Hitting the road together were Masters Ewing, Latimer, Ortenzio, and Harris, along with Mr. Ragan, Sensei Waldridge, Mr. Watson, Mr. Nolen, and Mr. Warner. Presenters included Masters Chucky Mady, Kelly

2023 Isshin-Ryu Hall of Fame

  The Order of Isshin-Ryu Martial Arts (OIMA) had a great showing at the Isshin-Ryu Hall of Fame Tournament (IHOF) weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this past July 14 and 15. There were several OIMA members nominated for awards: Zackary Treloar (Karate Rocks Dojo) for Young Karate-ka, 12 and under; Mackenzie Hamm (Elkton YMCA Dojo) for

The Order of Isshin-Ryu: Its Next Generation is Ready to Carry on Denshi’s Legacy

  The April 2023 edition of Bugeisha Magazine features a touching tribute to our founder and Sensei Grandmaster Walter ‘Toby’ Cooling and includes another great article written by Master Dan Popp. The article describes in detail Master Cooling’s beginnings in the martial arts, his accomplishments and successes in Isshin-Ryu karate and in his personal life,

Scholarship Award for 2022

This is the first year for the Order of Isshin-Ryu Martial Arts (OIMA) scholarship program!  We are very excited to announce the following first recipient: Zackary Treloar, yon-kyu, Karate Rocks dojo Mr. Treloar is 10 years old and has been training for three years at the Karate Rocks dojo in Windsor, Ontario.  He is extremely

Denshi’s 20 – Bugeisha, January 2022

The January 2022 edition of Bugeisha magazine brings another terrific article authored by Master Toby Cooling and Sensei Dan Popp: “Denshi’s 20 – A Modern Joint-Locking Drill for Chin Na Development.” In this article, Master Cooling’s development of Denshi’s 20, a series of joint-locking techniques, is explored. “Master Cooling took Chin Na techniques to the

Bugeisha Magazine

  Bugeisha is a quarterly magazine for readers and practitioners of traditional martial arts.  In its 10th edition, September 2021, an article authored by Master Toby Cooling and Sensei Dan Popp is included:  “Order of Isshin-Ryu – A Martial Arts Family Celebrating its Golden Anniversary.” The article describes our roots and history, our family values,

2021 WUIKA Gasshuku

The World United Isshinryu Karate Association (WUIKA) held its 2021 Gasshuku this past weekend in Lutz, Florida.  Master Tom Lewis and Master John Bartusevics were guests of honor at the event.  Both of these accomplished martial artists are first generation students of Grandmaster Tatsuo Shimabuku (Soke Shimabuku) and 9th dan (kudan) officers of WUIKA.