The body should be able to change directions at any time.
-Fifth Code of Isshinryu
Welcome to the United Southern Isshinryu Karate site. The United Southern Isshinryu Karate organization was formed in 2004 and is dedicated to bringing all Isshinryu martial artists together. Some of us are affiliated with an established Isshinryu organization and some choose not to be affiliated. The important thing is we all practice Isshinryu karate and we respect others that are traveling down the same chosen path.
To promote the philosophy, ideals and history of Isshin Ryu karate set forth by Soke Tatsuo Shimabuku through the traditional instruction of kata, kobudo and self-defense in order to enhance the individual and personal growth of its practitioners.
Although we may come from different backgrounds and lineage, the simple fact is we are all part of the Isshin Ryu family. We have an open door policy that admits any Isshin Ryu school that exhibits; a desire to participate in seminars or workouts; the open mindedness to share their knowledge and talents; a sincere respect for seniors, peers and fellow students.