Grand Master William Salinardi

William (Bill) Salinardi served in the Air Force from 1961 through 1965. After leaving the military he began training in Isshinryu in 1965 under Grand Master Lewis Lizotte. Master Salinardi has also trained in the arts of Judo and Jujitsu. Master Salinardi earned his Sho-Dan in 1967.

Master Salinardi has been active in various martial arts organizations throughout his career. He served as an official for the Karate Referees' Association of New England (KRANE) for 30 years. During this time, he also served as a tournament coordinator for many of the Krane tournaments. He is a tournament coordinator for the American Okinawan Karate Association (AOKA), served on the AOKA Promotion Board, Board of Directors American Okinawan Karate Association (AOKA) and Advisory Board for the United Southern Isshinryu Karate organization (USIK).

Master Salinardi has been awarded the AOKA Instructor of the Year and Spirit of Isshinryu. He has attended and participated as an official in numerous AOKA, USIK and IHOF tournaments always willing to help in any capacity. He continues to train and mentor senior Black Belt instructors in the New England area.

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