THE ISSHINRYU KARATE CODE
(KENPO GOKUI ISSHINRYU)
1. A Person's Heart is the Same as Hea-
ven and Earth.
2. The Blood Circulating is similar to the
Sun and Moon.
3. The Manner of Drinking & Spitting can
be Either Hard or Soft.
4. A Person's Unbalance is theSame as a
5. The Body must be able to Change Dir-
ections at Any Time.
6. The Time to Strike is when the Oppor-
tunity Presents Itself.
7. The Eyes must see all Sides.
8. The Ears must Listen in all Directions.
Welcome to the Isshinryu Karate Do, Stamford Dojo!!!
While we were founded in Stamford in 2001, our Sensei, John
Gagnon has been a practitioner of martial arts for over forty-
six years. The former Chief Instructor of the Fairfield University
Judo & Karate Club, Sensei Gagnon is a Renshi and Rokudan
(6th Degree Black Belt) in Karate Do Shotokai and presently is
also a Rokudan and Master in Isshinryu Karate Do, a style
developed and taught by Soke (Founder) Tatsuo Shimabuku.
Our Dojo (school) is free of charge to any student who has a
sincere interest in learning and developing proficiency in
Isshinryu Karate. We, at Stamford Dojo, are dedicated to your
studying this Okinawan style in the manner prescribed by
Shimabuku Soke and his most authentic and knowledgeable
of followers. Our primary lineages include the Isshinkai line of
Advincula Sensei, the American Okinawan Karate Association
of Lizotte Soke, the Okinawan Karate and Kobudo Association
of Uezu Sensei, and the Isshinryu World Karate Association
of Shimabuku Kichero Soke as taught by Calandra Sensei.
Our mantel organization is the Okinawan Karate Federation
under Premru Soke, and we are a Chartered School of the OKF.
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Isshinryu Karate Do, SD, under Dr. Gagnon, is a fully Recognized & Certified CPR / FIRST AID Training Center of the National Safety Council.
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IKDSD / OKF