Memorial Tournament


The 2023 Inaugural Grandmaster Toby Cooling Memorial Tournament is in the books!  Thank you to all who attended and congratulations to all the competitors.  We hope to see you all again at the next Tournament.  


Hosted by The Order of Isshin-Ryu


This tournament will be the first of its kind hosted by the Order of Isshin-Ryu (OI). Its purpose is to celebrate the life of Grandmaster Cooling and to bring together Isshin-Ryu practitioners from all over just as he brought us together in the OI Family. All proceeds will benefit the OIMA Scholarship fund, which provides assistance to members seeking further education and opportunities inside and outside of the dojo. A detailed schedule of events is forthcoming, but the weekend will include seminars by masters and grandmasters of Isshin-Ryu, an open Isshin-Ryu tournament with many special competition divisions, and a unique award for all Grand Champions!

American Isshinryu members can earn event points at this event!



Tournament Registration

Tournament Waiver

Online Registration has ended! WAIVER



While Online registration ended on August 31st, Cash and Paypal will be accepted at the door on the evening of the Seminars, September 22nd and the day of the Tournament, September 23rd. (Unfortunately, checks cannot be accepted)

Limited supply of Tournament shirts will also be available for $25 each.


At the Door:
Masters seminars  $40
2 events at Tournament  $65
3 events at Tournament $75
Additional Special Events  $10 each
(Denshi’s favorite kata, random kata)


Tournament Flyer: 

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Tournament Questions? 

Please contact Sensei Al Panazzola at 519-990-2714


September 22, 2023

5:30 p.m.  Masters Seminars at the Hombu Dojo

September 23, 2023

7:00 a.m.    Doors open
9:00 a.m.    Black Belt Meeting
9:30 a.m.    Tournament Begins



September 22, 2023 

September 23, 2023   

OIMA Hombu Dojo
1101 E. Pulaski Highway
Elkton, Maryland 21921

Bohemia Manor High School
2755 Augustine Herman Hwy
Chesapeake City, Maryland  21915


Divisions and Fees:

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Tournament Rules:

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Where to stay:

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The Embassy Suites by Hilton in Newark, Delaware is providing a 50% discount on rooms booked for the Denshi Tournament.  Follow the link below or call the number and mention the Denshi Tournament.  Room rates are for Friday, 9/22 and Saturday, 9/23:  $159.00 (2 room suite w/1 King bed) / $169.00 (2 room suite w/2 Queen beds).

654 South College Avenue,Newark, DE 19713

Click here to make discounted hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Or call 302-368-8000 and ask for the Denshi Tournament rates!


Be a Sponsor:

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring the tournament, please download the letter and sponsorship categories list below. Sponsorship applications are due by July 15, 2023 to be considered for this years tournament.  All sponsorships are tax deductible.

Sponsorship Letter Sponsorship Categories