Isshinryu Karate

Karate Knights school

October 1st, 2013


Ft Davis Isshinryu Karate Club

Fort Davis Recreation Center 1400 41st St., SE Washington, DC 20019,

Korogaru Ishi ni Koke Musazu
Perseverance pays off; patience is a virtue

We teach Isshinryu karate to teenagers and adults. Our goal is to teach the art and the esteemed code of conduct that goes along with it. We also welcome other styles to train with us and experience the Isshinryu difference. The Isshinryu style is a combat style and is known for its strong fighters. We also teach weapons which include Bo, Sai and tonfa. We have Black belts who have more than 20 years of experience and who are members of Isshinryu World Karate Association (IWKA) , Hovey’s Kan Dojo Association (IOTKA) and Okinawan Isshinryu Karate Association (OIKA).
Isshinryu Katas differs slightly by Organization. The IWKA, Isshinryu Brotherhood (IB) and OIKA all show some differences in their Katas. Even people who claim to follow these organizations do not always practice the same things. It really is not that important for personal development. The basic foundation and principles are the things, which need to be learned.



“Sometimes when you search for the spotlight only your dark side is illuminated”


Karate Creed

I come to you with only Karate – Empty Hands. I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honor, should it be a matter of life or death, right or wrong, then here are my weapons, Karate – my empty hands.

Code of Isshinryu

1.A person’s heart is the same as heaven and earth.
2.The Blood Circulating is similar to the moon and the sun.
3.A manner of drinking and spitting is either hard or soft.
4.A person’s unbalance is the same as a weight.
5.The body should be able to change direction at any time.
6.The time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself.
7.The eye must see all sides.
8.The ear must listen in all directions.

FT Davis Class

 classes are free

Modified formal Drills
Focuses on sparing/sparing drills

Focus on
Formal Drills
on Kata’s
and Self defense


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Isshinryu Karate

Karate Knights school