Thursday, April 24, 2014

UIKA Symposium News!!

Start your plans now!  Sensei Brian and Lisa Ash will host this year's UIKA Symposium in Bozeman, MT. The dates are August 15 - 17, 2014.  Bozeman is stunning with a lot of local activity available, so start your planning now.  The last time I was out we drove down to Yellowstone for a day!

Additionally, Tokumura Sensei is doing an embukai, weapons training the next weekend in Lynnwood, WA.

Contact Anne at for more information.

More info to follow....

Sensei Mitchum's Update !!!

To the Isshin Ryu, UIKA, and Dojo family:

Sensei Mitchum underwent his second stint procedure in as many weeks.  I am informed that he is feeling better, resting, and looking forward to getting around.  He is home resting and we want to keep he and Glenda in our prayers as they rehabilitate.  It has been a tough few months, decisions, consulting and more decisions for them, but it has turned out well.  All the thoughts and prayers are appreciated!  Let's give him a little time to get caught up and respect his privacy as he continues his progress to recovery.

Sensei Holloway

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

April News - Videos are UP!

Hello and Happy Easter!  The last remnant of snow melted today, and we are 3 weeks into Spring.

I spoke with Sensei Mitchum and he is in good spirits!  Next Tuesday 4/15/14 he will go in the hospital for a stint procedure.  After a lot of help (Thank you Sensei Lisa) and consultation he said that he was committed to the stint procedure.  Sensei Mitchum is strong and I'm sure will do well.  Let us all pray for the wisdom and guidance of the Physicians and Sensei's recovery.  Also, for Glenda as she takes care of him.  Again, I would ask that you respect his privacy and the time required for a recovery.  He promised a call after the procedure to give us an update.

Tournament season is fast approaching and I would encourage you all to investigate a couple of well run tournaments and give it a go!  It is always good to win, but it is sometimes rewarding to simply participate.  I tell my folks that minimally they should use the experience to learn, set new standards, and be ambassadors for Isshin Ryu.

If you have information that needs posting, send me links or copies in Word, and I'll get them put up on the site.

Thank you to Sensei Gaunter for sponsoring a series of tournaments at her dojo.  She is a first class competitor and promoter.

See ya,

Sensei Dan Holloway

Credit card usage is up!  You can use your credit cards additional "Swipe" fee is passed forward from the credit card company.

Thank you to Mr. Brent Seegraves for getting the Videos done.  It was a big job and well done.

Classes are growing and we have been adding new folks in all of the classes.  Remember to tell your friends, we take students at any level, come as you are, and we will help you set and meet goals appropriate for you!  The schedule below shows KID class availability.

Monday - 5:00pm - 6:00pm - open
Monday - 6:15pm - 7:15pm  -open

Wednesday - 5:30pm - 6:20pm - limited availability, please call

Thursday - 4:30pm - 5:20pm - open

Saturday - 11:30 am - 12:20pm - open

Check out/ Review class times are posted, however please come early so that we can work you in, latecomers will be accommodated accordingly.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Isshin Ryu Hall of Fame tournament is coming soon!!

Mark Your Calendar
July 25th & 26th
Gatlinburg Tennessee.

Now Taking Nominations for The 2014 Event
Online Registration Is Open