I come to you with only karate, empty hands.
I have no weapons, but should I be forced
to defend myself, my honor, or my principals,
Should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong,
Then here are my weapons,
My empty hands.
The Codes of Isshin-Ryu
A person's heart is the same as heaven and earth.
The blood circulating is similar to the moon and sun.
The manner of drinking and spitting is either hard or soft.
A person's unbalance is the same as a weight.
The body should be able to change direction at any time.
The time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself.
The eye must see four sides.
The ear must listen in eight directions.
The History of Isshin-Ryu Karate
Punch and Block Exercises
Leg and Body Exercises
Geri Waza (Kicking Techniques)
Uchi Waza (Striking Techniques)
Tsuki Waza (Punching Techniques)
Uke Waza (Blocking Techniques)
Hiji Waza (Elbow Techniques)
What Is Isshin-Ryu Made Of?
Isshin-Ryu Grading System
The Grades of Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do
The Requirements for these Grades
Our Roster of Black Belts
1997 Isshin-Ryu World Karate Championships