Fall Promotions, 2020

The last 6 months have proven to be challenging for many people, from all over the world, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Order of Isshin-Ryu (OI) has remained OI Strong, however, by introducing virtual classes, evaluation opportunities, and Shiai participation.  We have ‘adjusted our sails’ to continue our training.  At this time, OI Dojos are beginning to open up again to in-person instruction with proper protocols including masks, social distancing, and proper cleaning regiments.  It feels great to get back into the Dojo and train with our Family again!

The OI held it’s second Virtual Shiai on October 3, 2020, with virtual evaluations occurring beforehand.  The following individuals were recognized at the Shiai for promotions to their next rank:

Mr. Thad Gough, San Dan

Mr. Max Jones, Ni Dan

Mr. Jaivik Patel, Ni Dan

Mr. John McNair, Sho Dan Ho

Mr. Matt Scarborough, Sho Dan Ho

Mr. Kian Bennerman, Yon Kyu

Congratulations to all on their promotions!  ⛩

Mr. Jaivik Patel, Mr. Max Jones, and Mr. Thad Gough


Mr. John McNair, Sensei Dan Popp, and Master Bud Ewing