Adjusting Our Sails

  Since early March, 2020, the world has been struggling to handle the COVID-19 virus.  Schools have been closed, businesses shut down, activities cancelled, and restrictions enforced.  It has been a challenging time at home, at work, and even in the Dojo.  Though our Dojo’s have been closed for the past month, the Order of

Winter Shiai, 2020

  On February 15th, 2020 The Order of Isshin-Ryu Karate family and guests gathered for their Winter Shiai. Tournament kata and kumite were performed, as well as Kyu rank evaluations and a special seminar by Sensei Nick Arndt. Special Thanks to Sensei Nick Arndt and his assistants, Brian Clements and Zachary Coburn, of the Delaware Bushido Academy for

Elkton Dojo Demonstration

On Saturday, January 25th, members of the Elkton Dojo represented the Order of Isshin-Ryu (OI) at the American Cancer Society, Martin Luther King awareness and benefit at Elkton High School. The history of Karate and the Order of Isshin-Ryu was given along with the dynamics of our style. Kata was then performed and explained.  Ms.

Fight Night

In January, Sensei Adam Knox travelled down from West Chester, Pennsylvania to host a ‘Fight Night’ at the Elkton Dojo.  It was an excellent class for the students of the Elkton Dojo as well as a few visitors from other Dojos, including Mr. Danny Warner of the Trappe Dojo. Sensei Knox covered basics, combinations of

Texas Isshin-Ryu Karate Kai Seminar, 2019

In November, Grandmaster Cooling (Denshi) and Master Ortenzio-Cooling were invited once again to give seminars for Master Bob Kristensen’s Texas Isshinryu Karate Kai. For the 2019 seminar, Master Ortenzio covered warm-ups and knife self-defense. Grandmaster Cooling explained the Code of the Order of Isshin-Ryu and then gave practical applications for Denshi’s 20. There were over 70 kyu rank and

Puerto Rico 2019

“A very special THANK YOU to our Order of Isshin-Ryu brothers in Puerto Rico – Sensei Jesus Jimenez and Sensei Tato Rivera – for the great hospitality and training that they shared with us last weekend in Puerto Rico.” – Master Cimorosi, Hachi Dan, Order of Isshin-Ryu Mr. Al Carter, Sensei Lawrence Powell (Isshinryu Karate Academy), Sensei Joe Barbalinardo (Isshinryu

Australian Dojo

Over the past two years, Mr. Michael Langtry of the Order of Isshin-Ryu (San Dan) has been busy constructing a new Dojo in Long Beach (South Coast), New South Wales, Australia. Mr. Langtry has been working on the Dojo during his free time outside of his full-time business, in-between client jobs, and on the weekends. We

2019 Fall Shiai

The Order of Isshin-Ryu Karate enjoyed a great Shiai on October 5, 2019! Congratulations to Sensei Dan Popp on his promotion to Nana Dan (7th Degree Black Belt)! Congratulations to Maja Novakovic on her Ik Kyu (1st Degree Brown Belt) promotion and to Matthew Svehla on his San Kyu (3rd Degree Brown Belt) promotion – your hard work

Denshi Visits 2019

The Order of Isshin-Ryu gathers together three times a year for a Shiai and fellowship.  During these times of the year, Grandmaster Cooling takes time to visit our Dojos.  When he is able to visit a Dojo, it is a great honor and privilege.  He is able to spend time with each of his students

One Family, One Dojo

Becoming part of a Dojo under Grandmaster Cooling is like becoming part of a family. The Order of Isshin-Ryu is One Family-One Dojo. Karate-ka will travel between their Dojos frequently to share their knowledge, train hard, and enjoy fellowship activites. In August, the Trappe Dojo was honored to have visitors from the Elkton Dojo –  Master Cimorosi,