Welcome to the United States
Isshinryu Karate Association (USIKA)
Isshinryu Karate is a system of Karate founded by one of the greatest Karate masters of Okinawa, (Soke) Grandmaster Tatsuo Shimabuku. This systems is derived from several older classical styles, including Okinawan Goju-ryu and Shorin-ryu Karate, with what the Master considered to be the best of each. This web site is intended to serve as an online meeting place and resource for old, new and future members of the Association. It is dedicated in memoriam to the 'One Heart, One Mind' way of Grandmaster Tatsuo Shimabuku, and with humble respect to Grandmaster Harold Long, who among others brought Isshinryu to the United States. We hope you will find the information on these pages helpful. Please feel free to participate in our blog, to email us. We would be happy to bring you into our Isshinryu Family.