Welcome To The I.I.K.A. Website

Welcome to the website of the International Isshin-ryu Karate Association.  It is our goal to be a comprehensive resource for all practitioners of Isshin-ryu. Here, you will find insight into the I.I.K.A. and its operation along with information pertaining to the world of Isshin-ryu: history, notable practitioners, significant influences, philosophy, kata, kobudo, and other unique aspects. We strive to provide information and training ideas for our I.I.K.A. membership, while also being a resource for any practitioner no matter what the experience level or affiliation.


Thank you for being our guest. We welcome your input and look forward to your return.

J.C. Burris
Board Chairman,
International Isshin-ryu
Karate Association

Whether you are an I.I.K.A. member, member of another association, an independent practitioner, or simply an Isshin-ryu enthusiast, we have tried to provide you with an all-inclusive Isshin-ryu site that is both informative and engaging. Our intent has been to create a repository having something suitable for every knowledge level, whether that is a novice or a seasoned expert. 

Not only did we strive to provide value to our I.I.K.A. membership, but we also worked to build a site that would add value to all those interested in Isshin-ryu Karate regardless of affiliation. We have invested a great deal of time in researching the material you will find among our pages.  While it not only represents what we believe to be accurate about our art form, it also serves to create common ground for all things Isshin-ryu.


We greatly appreciate your interest in Isshin-ryu and our site. Our IIKA newsletters, quarterly articles by recognized Isshin-ryu authorities, Dojo Directory, Isshin-ryu Calendar of Events, and Photo Archive are all designed to be dynamic and driven by you, the Isshin-ryu enthusiast.  We hope you check back with us often to learn more about what’s going on in the world of Isshin-ryu.


David Gabbard


International Isshin-ryu

Karate Association

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