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A Message from our President
Hanshi Marvin Carmona


Dear Isshinryu Family,

As we embark on a brand new year, let me take a moment to thank all of you for your ongoing backing of American Isshinryu.  Together we are growing into a highly recognized and respected organization worldwide.


Isshinryu is near and dear to all of us and with your support, we will be able to continue the vision of not only O'Sensei Shimabuku but the greater world of those like us, who practice, teach or share in their own way.  No matter how much or how little, each time we remember why we do what we do (or did) what we do, we help keep Isshinryu alive.

I look forward to leading this organization in the upcoming year.  One of my goals is to pursue what has grown to be a goal of many Isshinryu organizations:  working together in harmony for the betterment of all.

Thank you again and I would like to wish every one of you, your families and your students a Very Merry Holiday and a blessed and prosperous New Year.



Marvin Carmona


American Isshinryu


"Building a bright future by honoring lineage and achieving, together"



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