Benefit Tournament Gym

34th INVITATIONAL BENEFIT TOURNAMENT — Sunday, May 19, 2019

ISK Benefit Tournament Logo

Another year has started and preparations are already under way for our 34TH annual benefit tournament, the 19TH of May. Each year we work to make the event run smoothly and charge reasonable fees for competitors and spectators, so everyone may attend. American Isshinryu members will receive a $5.00 discount for pre-registering by the cut-off date.

As always we will create extra divisions for adults and children if the number of competitors in a division is large to make the competition fair and enjoyable for everyone.

Many friends have been made and renewed each year. Those of you who have hosted tournaments know the stress created as I hope each judge will work honestly and each student will act in the manner fostered by our karate systems. I hope you and your student will be able to attend to help us raise funds for the American Diabetes Foundation and the high school sports program. Diabetes and obesity are growing in this country because of the eating and exercise habits of our population. Because of some more recent media presentations, people are becoming aware of the problem and strides are being made with research technologies. Hopefully, a cure will be found in the not too distant future.

Our team empty hand kata competition will be improved to have from 3 to 5 competitors, instead of just 3 members.

We will continue to be a NO CONTACT tournament for all competitors. THE FIRST LIGHT TOUCH TO THE HELMET, HEAD OR NECK WILL RESULT IN A WARNING, A SECOND TOUCH WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Anything beyond a Light Touch will result in disqualification. This includes all students from white belt to black belt. The philosophy that is stressed is that CONTROL should be able to be demonstrated by all competitors. Students must wear protective hands, feet, headgear, mouth guards and groin protection in addition for the men.

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.

Download the ISK 2019 Tournament Package

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.
John E. Hughes
9th Degree Black Belt
(908) 852-5855
verticlefist9@gmail.com
www.Isshin-ryu.com

33nd INVITATIONAL BENEFIT TOURNAMENT — Sunday, APRIL 22, 2018

ISK Benefit Tournament LogoAnother year has started and preparations are already underway for our 33nd annual benefit tournament, the fourth Sunday in April. Each year we work to make the event run smoothly and charge reasonable fees for competitors and spectators, so everyone may attend. American Isshinryu members will receive a $5.00 discount.

As always we will create extra divisions for adults and children if the number of competitors in a division is large to make the competition fair and enjoyable for everyone.

Many friends have been made and renewed each year. Those of you who have hosted tournaments know the stress created as I hope each judge will work honestly and each student will act in the manner fostered by our karate systems. I hope you and your student will be able to attend to help us raise funds for the American Diabetes Foundation and the high school sports program. Diabetes and obesity are growing in this country because of the eating and exercise habits of our population. Because of some more recent media presentations, people are becoming aware of the problem and strides are being made with research technologies. Hopefully, a cure will be found in the not too distant future.

Our team empty hand kata competition will be improved to have from 3 to 5 competitors, instead of just 3 members.

We will continue to be a NO CONTACT tournament for all competitors. THE FIRST LIGHT TOUCH TO THE HELMET, HEAD OR NECK WILL RESULT IN A WARNING, A SECOND TOUCH WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Anything beyond a Light Touch will result in disqualification. This includes all students from white belt to black belt. The philosophy that is stressed is that CONTROL should be able to be demonstrated by all competitors. Students must wear protective hands, feet, headgear, mouth guards and groin protection in addition for the men.

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.

Download the ISK 2018 Tournament Package

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.
John E. Hughes
9th Degree Black Belt
(908) 852-5855
verticlefist9@gmail.com
www.Isshin-ryu.com

32nd INVITATIONAL BENEFIT TOURNAMENT — Sunday, APRIL 23, 2017

ISK Benefit Tournament LogoAnother year has started and preparations are already under way for our 32nd annual benefit tournament, the fourth Sunday in April. Each year we work to make the event run smoothly and charge reasonable fees for competitors and spectators, so everyone may attend. American Isshinryu members will receive a $5.00 discount.

As always we will create extra divisions for adults and children if the number of competitors in a division is large to make the competition fair and enjoyable for everyone.

Many friends have been made and renewed each year. Those of you who have hosted tournaments know the stress created as I hope each judge will work honestly and each student will act in the manner fostered by our karate systems. I hope you and your student will be able to attend to help us raise funds for the American Diabetes Foundation and the high school sports program. Diabetes and obesity are growing in this country because of the eating and exercise habits of our population. Because of some more recent media presentations, people are becoming aware of the problem and strides are being made with research technologies. Hopefully a cure will be found in the not too distant future.

Our team empty hand kata competition will be improved to have from 3 to 5 competitors, instead of just 3 members.

We will continue to be a NO CONTACT tournament for all competitors. THE FIRST LIGHT TOUCH TO THE HELMET, HEAD OR NECK WILL RESULT IN A WARNING, A SECOND TOUCH WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Anything beyond a Light Touch will result in disqualification. This includes all students from white belt to black belt. The philosophy that is stressed is that CONTROL should be able to be demonstrated by all competitors. Students must wear protective hands, feet, headgear, mouth guards and groin protection in addition for the men.

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.

Download the ISK 2017 Tournament Package

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.
John E. Hughes
9th Degree Black Belt
(908) 852-5855
verticlefist9@gmail.com
www.Isshin-ryu.com

31ST INVITATIONAL BENEFIT TOURNAMENT — Sunday, APRIL 24, 2016

ISK Benefit Tournament LogoAnother year has started and preparations are already under way for our 31st annual benefit tournament, the last Sunday in April. Each year we work to make the event run smoothly and charge reasonable fees for competitors and spectators, so everyone may attend. American Isshinryu members will receive a $5.00 discount.

As always we will create extra divisions for adults and children if the number of competitors in a division is large to make the competition fair and enjoyable for everyone.

Many friends have been made and renewed each year. Those of you who have hosted tournaments know the stress created as I hope each judge will work honestly and each student will act in the manner fostered by our karate systems. I hope you and your student will be able to attend to help us raise funds for the American Diabetes Foundation and the high school sports program. Diabetes and obesity are growing in this country because of the eating and exercise habits of our population. Because of some more recent media presentations, people are becoming aware of the problem and strides are being made with research technologies. Hopefully a cure will be found in the not too distant future.

Our team empty hand kata competition will be improved to have from 3 to 5 competitors, instead of just 3 members.

We will continue to be a NO CONTACT tournament for all competitors. THE FIRST LIGHT TOUCH TO THE HELMET, HEAD OR NECK WILL RESULT IN A WARNING, A SECOND TOUCH WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Anything beyond a Light Touch will result in disqualification. This includes all students from white belt to black belt. The philosophy that is stressed is that CONTROL should be able to be demonstrated by all competitors. Students must wear protective hands, feet, headgear, mouth guards and groin protection in addition for the men.

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.

Download the ISK 2016 Tournament Package

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.
John E. Hughes
9th Degree Black Belt
(908) 852-5855
verticlefist9@gmail.com
www.Isshin-ryu.com

2015 IWKA World Championship Results

2015 IWKA Logo
Isshinryu karateka from around the globe descended on Princeton, NJ this weekend for the 2015 IWKA World Championship Tournament and seminars. It was a time to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones in the spirit of family and friendly competition.

More than 200 awards were earned by more than 500 competitors and witnessed by more than 1,000 spectators, family and friends. This year, a new tradition has begun with the renaming of the Grand Champion kata awards for Men and Women to honor the legacies of Master William H. Duessel and Master John C. Lennox, respectively.

Though Linda and I did most of the preparation for event location, letters, emails and calls to Sensei across the U.S. and the world, our team went above and beyond any hope and expectation I had.  Any need was handled. When the crunch time arrived – with less than a week prior to the event – every student, parent and friend materialized and everything was ready for an event that ran like a new clock with precision, seemingly effortlessly.  I wish I could name everyone who was instrumental in making this event one of the best I have organized – but I am afraid of missing individuals.  SO – THANK YOU TO ALL THE STUDENTS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO GAVE SELFLESSLY TO  MAKE THE EVENT RUN PROPERLY.  With the exception of two Sensei who put their selfish desires about the hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators, every Sensei, spectator and student worked to help make this event at the level people expect of an event Linda and I coordinate.

Thank you to those who competed, judged, kept score, attended and supported this year’s tournament. You made it a weekend to remember.

Here are the winners:

K1 – Mighty Mites (6 – 7) – Novice – Boys – Kata

  1. LOGAN SAN BUENAVENTURA
  2. ALEXAHDER LENGYEL
  3. DYLAN SAN BUENAVENTURA

S3 – Mighty Mites (6 – 7) – Novice – Boys – Sparring

  1. ALEXAHDER LENGYEL
  2. JOSEPH LENGYEL
  3. LANDON YEINGST

CK1 – Mighty Mites (6 – 7) – Novice & Intermediate – Girls – Kata

  1. SAMANTHA HEINRICH
  2. ADRIANA DAVIS
  3. KIERAN MOORE

CS1 – Mighty Mites (6 – 7) – Novice & Intermediate – Girls – Sparring

  1. KIERAN MOORE
  2. ADRIANA DAVIS
  3. MAYA KIM

K5 – Mighty Mites (6 – 7) – Intermediate – Boys – Kata

  1. SAMUEL REZAI
  2. ALEXANDER CARREIRO
  3. HENRY REZAI

S7 – Mighty Mites (6 – 7) – Intermediate – Boys – Sparring

  1. JAMES KILLEN
  2. ALEXANDER CARREIRO
  3. SHRAVAN KATAMA

CK2 – Pee Wees & Juniors (8 – 11) – Novice – Combined – Kata

  1. RYAN HOO
  2. NAMRATA VENKATESAN
  3. TREVOR ADOMAITIS

CS2 – Pee Wees & Juniors (8 – 11) – Novice – Combined – Sparring

  1. CARLOS IRIZARRY
  2. TREVOR ADOMAITIS
  3. BRODIE HAUGHEY

K13 – Pee Wees (8 – 9) – Intermediate – Boys – Kata

  1. ALEXANDER LIBMAN
  2. RYAN KING
  3. DAVID KRAUS, JR

K14 – Pee Wees (8 – 9) – Intermediate – Girls – Kata

  1. ABIRAA RAMATHAS
  2. NATALIE YEINGST
  3. JENNA HEISER

S15 – Pee Wees (8 – 9) – Intermediate – Boys – Sparring

  1. ALEXANDER LIBMAN
  2. THOMAS PARADISO
  3. ANTHONY SCHNEIDER

S16 – Pee Wees (8 – 9) – Intermediate – Girls – Sparring

  1. MEGHAN MURINO
  2. KIANNA NIEUZYTEK
  3. SOPHIA DAVIS

K21 – Juniors (10 – 11) – Intermediate – Boys – Kata

  1. DENNIS LIBMAN
  2. COOPER WEEKS
  3. SASIKUMAR KETHARAN

K22 – Juniors (10 – 11) – Intermediate – Girls – Kata

  1. JULIA ZONCA
  2. REESE WATERS
  3. UGONNA EGBUCHULAM

S23 – Juniors (10 – 11) – Intermediate – Boys – Sparring

  1. TY KNOWLTON
  2. WILL TSHUDY
  3. MARK BAZSA

S24 – Juniors (10 – 11) – Intermediate – Girls – Sparring

  1. JULIA ZONCA
  2. MARYKIM NGUYEN
  3. REESE WATERS

K25 – Juniors (10 – 11) – Advanced – Boys – Kata

  1. MATTHEW VERUSO
  2. SAARUJAN JEYACHANDRAN
  3. MARIYASEELAN WINKINGSTAN

K26 – Juniors (10 – 11) – Advanced – Girls – Kata

  1. ASHLEY KRAUS
  2. SHAELYN CAROLL
  3. AMEILIA CHUNG

S27 – Juniors (10 – 11) – Advanced – Boys – Sparring

  1. ALEC MALKANI
  2. SEAN SIMON
  3. JOSHUA JOHNSTON

S28 – Juniors (10 – 11) – Advanced – Girls – Sparring

  1. ASHLEY KRAUS
  2. TORRE BERKOWITZ
  3. ANDREA IOSHPA

CK3 – Teen “A” (12 – 13) – Novice & Intermediate – Boys – Kata

  1. EDWARD NIEUZYTEK
  2. MURJKANANTHAN ARANJAN
  3. KIRTI VARMAN

CS3 – Teen “A” (12 – 13) – Novice & Intermediate – Boys – Sparring

  1. EDWARD NIEUZYTEK
  2. RYAN BRANNING
  3. MURJKANANTHAN ARANJAN

CK4 – Teen “A” (12 – 13) – Intermediate & Advanced – Girls – Kata

  1. JOCELYN DeFURIA
  2. KAYLA BAILEY
  3. JOSEPHINE HESTER

CS4 – Teen “A” (12 – 13) – Novice & Intermediate – Girls – Sparring

  1. JOCELYN DeFURIA
  2. ALYSSA YATES
  3. JADA SEAL

K38 – Teen “A” (12 – 13) – Advanced – Boys – Kata

  1. ZACHARY DEAN
  2. CAMERON VERUSO
  3. TIRSHATH LENET

S40 – Teen “A” (12 – 13) – Advanced – Boys – Sparring

  1. SAI ZONCA
  2. TIRSHATH LENET
  3. NICHOLAS MILAN

K42 – Teen “A” (12 – 13) – Black Belt – Boys – Kata

  1. TONY SHAFRON
  2. THIRUKKSHAN NIRANJAN
  3. NICKY GENARDI

K43 – Teen “A” (12 – 13) – Black Belt – Girls – Kata

  1. JOSI PALMER
  2. ABBIE JACQUES
  3. HOPE BURKHOLDER

S44 – Teen “A” (12 – 13) – Black Belt – Boys – Sparring

  1. TONY SHAFRON
  2. BRAGUSTHAN DUHINDAN
  3. HARIN MAILWAGANAM

S45 – Teen “A” (12 – 13) – Black Belt – Girls – Sparring

  1. VARSHA THAMPI
  2. ABBIE JACQUES
  3. JORDAN CHAPMAN

CK5 – Teen “B” (14 – 15) – Novice & Intermediate – Girls – Kata

  1. HOPE DAVIS
  2. FAITH DAVIS
  3. ELIZABETH LANDRY

CS5 – Teen “B” (14 – 15) – Novice & Intermediate – Girls – Sparring

  1. FAITH DAVIS
  2. SOPHIE SEMENZA
  3. HOPE DAVIS

CK6 – Teen “B” & “C” (14 – 17) – Intermediate – Boys – Kata

  1. DAVID CAMERON
  2. SARATH SHAJI
  3. KENNETH ALVAREZ

CS6 – Teen “B” & “C” (14 – 17) – Intermediate – Girls – Sparring

  1. SARATH SHAJI
  2. KENNETH ALVAREZ
  3. DAVID CAMERON

CK7 – Teen “B” & “C” (14 – 17) – Advanced – Girls – Kata

  1. CAROLYN KULICK
  2. EMILY SLATTERY
  3. KATELYN NIEUZYTEK

CS7 – Teen “B” & “C” (14 – 17) – Advanced – Girls – Sparring

  1. ZABRINA BRANNING
  2. JILLIAN GRASSIA
  3. KATELYN NIEUZYTEK

K54 – Teen “B” (14 – 15) – Advanced – Boys – Kata

  1. RAGUL ANANDAN
  2. BRENDAN EYNON
  3. JAKE BRADER

S56 – Teen “B” (14 – 15) – Advanced – Boys – Sparring

  1. ANTHONY CABRERA
  2. GUISEPPE CRILLY
  3. BRENDAN EYNON

K58 – Teen “B” (14 – 15) – Black Belt – Boys – Kata

  1. JAKE NUGENT
  2. BRETT MOYER
  3. ANDREW SIMON

K59 – Teen “B” (14 – 15) – Black Belt – Girls – Kata

  1. GRACE BURKHOLDER
  2. AVA VILLAVERDE
  3. CIERA RAY CIARAMELLA

S60 – Teen “B” (14 – 15) – Black Belt – Boys – Sparring

  1. JAKE NUGENT
  2. ANDREW SIMON
  3. BENJAMIN DICRISTO

S61 – Teen “B” (14 – 15) – Black Belt – Girls – Sparring

  1. CIERA RAY CIARAMELLA
  2. EMILY SCHNEIDER
  3. ERIN BONEFANT

K70 – Teen “C” (16 – 17) – Advanced – Boys – Kata

  1. JEGATHEESWARAN VETHARSHAN
  2. JORDAN WEYMOUTH
  3. LOUIS SELIMI

S72 – Teen “C” (16 – 17) – Advanced – Boys – Sparring

  1. JORDAN WEYMOUTH
  2. HASSAN SHASHANKA
  3. LOUIS SELIMI

K74 – Teen “C” (16 – 17) – Black Belt – Boys – Kata

  1. MATTHEW FAULKNER
  2. ELIJAH BAILEY
  3. JEREMIAH BURKHOLDER

K75 – Teen “C” (16 – 17) – Black Belt – Girls – Kata

  1. NATALIE SITZMAN
  2. FAYTH JACQUES
  3. KRISTYN WHEELER

S76 – Teen “C” (16 – 17) – Black Belt – Boys – Sparring

  1. ELIJAH BAILEY
  2. SOORYA RAMAPPAN
  3. ANDREW GENESIO

S77 – Teen “C” (16 – 17) – Black Belt – Girls – Sparring

  1. ELIZABETH ARNOLD
  2. TOSHA PAREKH
  3. FAYTH JACQUES

CK8 – Adult (18 & Older) – Under Green Belt – Men – Kata

  1. SCOTT HAYWARD
  2. ROB POHL
  3. BENJAMIN KATZ

CS8 – Adult (18 & Older) – Under Green Belt – Men – Sparring

  1. JOSE DAVILA
  2. JOSHUA SETTLEMYER
  3. ERIC LUTZ

CK9 – Adult (18 & Older) – Under Green Belt – Women – Kata

  1. ALLISON CROSS
  2. PRIYANKA SOLANKI
  3. DEBORA COHEN

CS9 – Adult (18 & Older) – Under Green Belt – Women – Sparring

  1. DEBORA COHEN
  2. PRIYANKA SOLANKI
  3. FAYRA RIVERA

CK10 – Adult (18 & Older) – Intermediate & Green Belt – Men – Kata

  1. DAVID JUNG
  2. NATHAN EARL
  3. MUHAMMAD SHUIL

CS10 – Adult (18 & Older) – Intermediate & Green Belt – Men – Sparring

  1. MIKE AGLIATA
  2. NATHAN EARL
  3. DAVID JUNG

CK11 – Adult (18 & Older) – Intermediate & Green Belt – Women – Kata

  1. MIRANDA COLE
  2. NICHOLE BILODEAU
  3. JULIE BROZE

CS11 – Adult (18 & Older) – Intermediate & Green Belt – Women – Sparring

  1. MIRANDA COLE
  2. CINDY STREZNEWSKI
  3. KIM HOAK

CK12 – Adult (18 – 45) – Advanced – Men – Kata

  1. JOSH BAILEY
  2. ANDY KELLY
  3. NICHOLAS ISABELLA

CS12 – Adult (18 – 45) – Advanced – Men – Sparring

  1. CRAIG CASILLO
  2. BILL ZONCA
  3. JESSY BETANCOURT

CK13 – Adult (18 & Older) – Advanced – Women – Kata

  1. NICOLE MAIOLO
  2. SHEILA SEKUTERSKI
  3. BARBARA MOORE

CS13 – Adult (18 & Older) – Advanced – Women – Sparring

  1. TESSANDRA SAGE
  2. NICOLE MAIOLO
  3. LINDA A. PEOPLES

K111 – Executive (46 & Older) – Advanced – Men – Kata

  1. JOHN GRASSIA
  2. DONALD HAYWARD
  3. TOM FEARFIELD

S113 – Executive (46 & Older) – Advanced – Men – Sparring

  1. JOHN GRASSIA
  2. RONALD PEOPLES
  3. THOMAS SCHROEDER

K115 – Adult (18 – 29) – Black Belt (1st – 2nd Dan) – Men – Kata

  1. ANTHONY LAUREANO
  2. RYAN BEEBE
  3. WILLIAM HOFFMAN

S116 – Adult (18 – 29) – Black Belt (1st – 2nd Dan) – Men – Sparring

  1. RYAN BEEBE
  2. ROSS FERENS
  3. JAMIE BAMBRAUGH

K117 – Adult (18 – 29) – Black Belt (1st – 2nd Dan) – Women – Kata

  1. EMILY BARNETT
  2. ELIZABETH GABEL
  3. BREANNE DECKER

S118 – Adult (18 – 29) – Black Belt (1st – 2nd Dan) – Women – Sparring

  1. KIMBERLY PLATT
  2. ELIZABETH PLATT
  3. CHRISTINA McDONALD

K123 – Adult (30 – 45) – Black Belt (1st – 2nd Dan) – Men – Kata

  1. JASON KELLER
    1. CARL T. DENNY
    2. JEREMY COLYER

    S124 – Adult (30 – 45) – Black Belt (1st – 2nd Dan) – Men – Sparring

    1. JEREMY COLYER
    2. CARL T. DENNY
    3. JIM ZECHMAN

    CK19 – Adult (30 & Older) – Black Belt (1st – 2nd Dan) – Women – Kata

    1. SHIRLEY K. ZAVALA
    2. YELENA TSITKIN
    3. JOCELYN BOOTHBY

    CS19 – Adult (30 & Older) – Black Belt (1st – 2nd Dan) – Women – Sparring

    1. WENDY BUCKLAND
    2. CAROL KAGDIS

    K131 – Adult (46 & Older) – Black Belt (1st – 2nd Dan) – Men – Kata

    1. JUSTIN FILEY
    2. JOE SABELLA
    3. JAY BRADER

    S132 – Adult (46 & Older) – Black Belt (1st – 2nd Dan) – Men – Sparring

    1. JOE SABELLA
    2. WILLIAM MELIT
    3. JACK TOSI

    K135 – Adult (46 & Older) – Black Belt (3rd – 5th Dan) – Men – Kata

    1. CLEMENT BAILEY
    2. LARRY LAUREANO
    3. JAMES THAXTON

    K137 – Adult (46 & Older) – Black Belt (3rd – 5th Dan) – Women – Kata

    1. ANGIE SPENCER
    2. MARIA BELANCOURT
    3. ELE SOISSON

    CK14 – Adult (18 & Older) – Black Belt (3rd – 5th Dan) – Men – Kata

    1. DANIEL HANNAN
    2. JOE MALARO
    3. JOSH BUCK

    CS14 – Adult (18 & Older) – Black Belt (3rd – 5th Dan) – Men – Sparring

    1. JOE MALARO
    2. JOSEPH KOTANCHIK
    3. DANIEL HANNAN

    CK15 – Adult (18 & Older) – Black Belt (3rd – 5th Dan) – Women – Kata

    1. JAMIE WHYTE
    2. KATHERINE BRYK
    3. NANCY SCHECHTER

    CS15 – Adult (18 & Older) – Black Belt (3rd – 5th Dan) – Women – Sparring

    1. HEATHER FUENZALIDA
    2. AMANDA MAGUIRE
    3. KATHERINE BRYK

    CK16 – Adult (18 & Older) – Black Belt (6th Dan and Above) – Combined – Kata

    1. DONALD WASHABAUGH
    2. SCOTT KLINGER
    3. MARTY DUGAN

    CS17 – Adult (18 & Older) – Black Belt (3rd – 6th Dan) – Women – Sparring

    1. ANGIE SPENCER
    2. ELE SOISSON
    3. CYNTHIA SMITH

    CS18 – Adult (18 & Older) – Black Belt (3rd Dan and Above) – Men – Sparring

    1. CHRISTOPHER KING
    2. JAMES THAXTON
    3. JERRY CIRIELLO

    W143 – Teen “A” (12 – 13) – Below Black Belt – Combined – Weapons

    1. EDWARD NIEUZYTEK
    2. ASHLEY KRAUS
    3. JOCELYN DeFURIA

    W144 – Teen “B” (14 – 15) – Below Black Belt – Combined – Weapons

    1. EMILY SLATTERY
    2. CHRISTOPHER BIANCONE
    3. JILLIAN GRASSIA

    W145 – Teen “C” (16 – 17) – Below Black Belt – Combined – Weapons

    1. BENJAMIN TOSCANO
    2. JORDAN WEYMOUTH
    3. HASSAN SHASHANKA

    W146 – Teen “A” (12 – 13) – Black Belt – Combined – Weapons

    1. TONY SHAFRON
    2. NICKY GENARDI
    3. KEITH KOLACZYK

    W147 – Teen “B” (14 – 15) – Black Belt – Combined – Weapons

    1. JAKE NUGENT
    2. MITCHEL HUANG
    3. CIERA RAY CIARAMELLA

    W148 – Teen “C” (16 – 17) – Black Belt – Combined – Weapons

    1. VITHUSAN JEEVARAJAN
    2. MATTHEW FAULKNER
    3. LOGAN STANLEY

    W149 – Adult (18 & Older) – Below Black Belt – Men – Weapons

    1. DAVID JUNG
    2. ANDY KELLY
    3. CHAD HERD

    W150 – Adult (18 & Older) – Below Black Belt – Women – Weapons

    1. NICOLE MAIOLO
    2. TESSANDRA SAGE
    3. KELLY STEINERT

    W151 – Adult (18 & Older) – Black Belt (1st – 2nd Dan) – Men – Weapons

    1. ROSS FERENS
    2. FRANK CUTONE
    3. ALEC STANLEY

    W152 – Adult (18 & Older) – Black Belt (3rd – 5th Dan) – Men – Weapons

    1. DANIEL HANNAN
    2. TYLER KURTZ
    3. ANDREW PRISTER

    W153 – Adult (18 & Older) – Black Belt (1st – 2nd Dan) – Women – Weapons

    1. LINDSEY ADELSTEIN
    2. BREANNE DECKER
    3. KIMBERLY PLATT

    W154 – Adult (18 & Older) – Black Belt (3rd – 5th Dan) – Women – Weapons

    1. JAMIE WHYTE
    2. NANCY SCHECHTER
    3. ANGIE SPENCER

    W155 – Adult (18 & Older) – Black Belt (6th Dan and Above) – Combined – Weapons

    1. DONALD WASHABAUGH
    2. THOMAS STORY
    3. CYNTHIA SMITH

    W163 – Children (11 & Under) – All Ranks – Combined – Weapons

    1. SHAELYN CAROLL
    2. DENNIS LIBMAN
    3. JOSHUA HUANG
      GCK156 – Youth (6 – 11) – Group Champion (All Ranks) – Combined – Kata

      1. SAMANTHA HEINRICH

      GCK157 – Teen (12 – 17) – Group Champion (All Ranks) – Combined – Kata

      1. NATALIE SITZMAN

      GCK158 – Adult (18 & Older) – Group Champion (Under Black Belt) – Combined – Kata

      1. NICOLE MAIOLO

      GCK159 – Adult (18 & Older) – Grand Champion (Black Belt) – Men – Kata
      The Hanshi William H. Duessel Award

      1. DONALD WASHABAUGH

      GCS160 – Adult (18 & Older) – Grand Champion (Black Belt) – Men – Sparring

      1. CHRISTOPHER KING

      GCK161 – Adult (18 & Older) – Grand Champion (Black Belt) – Women – Kata
      The John C. Lennox Award

      1. JAMIE WHYTE

      GCS162 – Adult (18 & Older) – Grand Champion (Black Belt) – Women – Sparring

      1. KIMBERLY PLATT

30th INVITATIONAL BENEFIT TOURNAMENT — Sunday, APRIL 26, 2015!

ISK Benefit Tournament LogoAnother year has started and preparations are already under way for our 30th annual benefit tournament, the last Sunday in April. Each year we work to make the event run smoothly and charge reasonable fees for competitors and spectators, so everyone may attend. American Isshinryu members will receive a $5.00 discount for pre-registering by the cut off date.

As always we will create extra divisions for adults and children if the number of competitors in a division is large to make the competition fair and enjoyable for everyone.

Many friends have been made and renewed each year. Those of you who have hosted tournaments know the stress created as I hope each judge will work honestly and each student will act in the manner fostered by our karate systems. I hope you and your student will be able to attend to help us raise funds for the American Diabetes Foundation and the high school sports program. Diabetes and obesity are growing in this country because of the eating and exercise habits of our population. Because of some more recent media presentations, people are becoming aware of the problem and strides are being made with research technologies. Hopefully a cure will be found in the not too distant future.

Our team empty hand kata competition will be improved to have from 3 to 5 competitors, instead of just 3 members.

We will continue to be a NO CONTACT tournament for all competitors. THE FIRST LIGHT TOUCH TO THE HELMET, HEAD OR NECK WILL RESULT IN A WARNING, A SECOND TOUCH WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Anything beyond a Light Touch will result in disqualification. This includes all students from white belt to black belt. The philosophy that is stressed is that CONTROL should be able to be demonstrated by all competitors. Students must wear protective hands, feet, headgear, mouth guards and groin protection in addition for the men.

Download the ISK 2015 Tournament Package

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.
John E. Hughes
9th Degree Black Belt
(908) 852-5855
verticlefist9@gmail.com
www.Isshin-ryu.com

TO: ISSHIN-RYU SENSEI AND STUDENTS
RE: ONE YEAR UNTIL THE 2015 I.W.K.A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Thursday, August 6th, Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at the Westin Princeton @ Forrestal Village – Princeton, NJ.

It is hard to believe that there is just one year to finalize plans for the 2015 I.W.K.A World Championship Even, WHICH IS OPEN TO ALL ISSHIN-RYU SENSEI AND STUDENTS.  Registrations and Sponsorships are coming in daily. Remember the sooner a person registers, the later the person competes in Kata. The most reasonable price cut-off date is December 5, 2014. Register by then and SAVE.

Things that you may be able to do to assist planning:

• If you or a friend would like to help sponsor the event, forms are attached – Forms must be received no later than June 25, 2015. Sponsor early and receive notice on the tournament web site.

• If you or a friend has a favorite recipe or two, As a fundraiser we are going to create a cookbook with favorite recipes of family, friends and Isshin-ryu Karate Practitioners. (“KICKIN’ CUSINE”) If you would like your favorite recipe included, please e.mail it to me by Friday, November 28, 2014. The cost of the book will be $10.00. You may pre-order also by email to make sure you receive one.

• Pass along information or share my contact information with other Isshin-ryu Karate Sensei and students. Email – verticlefist9@gmail.com – – Web Site – isshin-ryu.com

• Rooms at the extremely reduced rate are guaranteed until July 6, 2015. Call 888-625-4988 and tell the registration personnel that you are a part of the I.W.K.A. Championship Event or visit https://starwoodmeeting.com/Book/iwkaworldchampionship

Please Remember – all registrations must be completed and postmarked on or before the deadline – June 26, 2015. After that date students may not be able to register.

It is the chief instructor of each school’s responsibility to make sure that all Black Belts and students know and understand the 2015 I.W.K.A. rules and regulations.

Senseis: If you would like your school to be a part of the Thursday evening “Group Kata Demonstration” starting at 7:45 P.M. – please email me at verticlefist9@gmail.com by Friday, February 27, 2015. A dojo’s singular demonstration may last no longer than five (5) minutes.

2015 I.W.K.A. – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Thursday: August 6, 2015

1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. – – Area to pick up pre-registration materials – Forrestal Foyer
6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. – – Self Defense and Naihanchi Kata Seminar in the Forrestal Ballroom – with Master Duessel, 10th Dan, assisted by Master Wallace, 9th Dan, Hanshi=s most senior student.
7:45 P.M. – 8:15 P.M. – Isshin-ryu Dojo Group Kata Demonstrations.
8:30 P.M. – ? Meeting of Black Belts with Master Shimabuku and Master Duessel
Review judging criteria and sign up to judge Friday and Saturday
Talk about things for the good of Isshin-ryu Karate
Things that are good for our dojo growth
Talk with people you know and meet people you don=t know . . . Forrestal Room

Gathering for kyu ranks – by pool – – Black belts will join this gathering after their meeting.

Friday: August 7, 2015
6:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – – Breakfast buffet in the Restaurant and overflow seating in the Nassau Room
9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. – Vendors in Forrestal Foyer
10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. – Area to pick up pre-registration materials and preliminary signups for Black Belt Judges- Forrestal Foyer
9:00 A.M. – 10:30 P.M. – Open KATA training time in Forrestal Ballroom and/or Seminars with notable Black Belts
11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. – Brown Belt and Black Belt Seminar with Master Shimabuku in Forrestal Ballroom
12:45 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. – All ranks Seminar with Master Shimabuku in Forrestal Ballroom
3:00 P.M. – Tournament begins in Forrestal Ballroom – National Anthem
Masters – 6th Dan and Above, Male and Female (Kata, Weapons & Kumite)
Black Belts (18 – 29) and (30 – 45) 3rd Degree through 5th Degree (Kata, Weapons & Kumite)
Kyu ranks weapons – 12 years of age and older (as listed in the registration form)

Light foods and drinks will be available

Saturday – August 8, 2015

6:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – – Breakfast buffet in the Restaurant and overflow seating in the Nassau Room – – Ample staff will be on hand to help you make it to the tournament on time – – but arrive in a timely manner to help them help us.
8:15 A. M. – 8:45 A.M. – – Black Belt rules meeting Nassau Meeting Room
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. – – Vendors in Forrestal Foyer
9:00 A.M. Formal introductions – Presentation of the Colors – National Anthem – Tournament Begins and culminates with Grand Championship Black Belt Competitions – Forrestal – Light foods and drinks will be available
6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. – Dinner in Forrestal Ballroom – with a cash bar
8:00 +/- P.M. – Gathering in Pool area and then Forrestal Room after dinner cleanup
8:00 P.M. – Midnight. – – Post Party in Forrestal Room & Pool area – Disc Jockey
A cash bar will be available at this event

IF YOU ARE AN IWKA SENSEI OF A DOJO, OR AN IWKA REGISTERED 5th DAN OR ABOVE, AND WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF THE BANQUET’S VISION QUEST – – PLEASE SEND OR E-MAIL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO ME – & INCLUDE A PICTURE OR DIGITAL IMAGE OF YOUR DOJO OR A TRAINING SESSION. (There is a link for this information on our web page as well).

NAME ___________________________
IWKA RANK _________________________

IWKA # __________________________
DOJO ______________________________

ADDRESS & PHONE ____________________________________________________

YOUR HOPE OR VISION FOR ISSHIN-RYU KARATE WITHIN THE NEXT 10 YEARS

_______________________________________________________

Please complete this form and return it or email it no later than Saturday, June 6, 2015 – – OR TODAY

2015 IWKA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The beginning of March of this year O’Sensei Shimabuku requested that I host the 2015  IWKA World Championships.  I have secured a site and plans are underway.  The event weekend is 15 months away. 

THE DATES ARE: Thursday, August 6th, Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th, 2015. THE LOCATION IS: The Westin Princeton @ Forrestal Village – Princeton, New Jersey

THE THEME FOR THIS TOURNAMENT IS: UNITING THE PAST – PRESENT & FUTURE WITH THE VISION SO THE “ONE HEART WAY” MAY CONTINUE – UNITED IN HEART, FOCUSING THE SPIRIT AND THE DREAM OF MASTER TATSUO SHIMABUKU AND HIS SON, MASTER KICHIRO SHIMABUKU.

Information is being finalized and will be distributed and on my website www.isshin-ryu.com

I look forward to see all Isshin-ryu karateka at the event weekend.

John E. Hughes

29th INVITATIONAL BENEFIT TOURNAMENT — Sunday, APRIL 27, 2014!

ISK Benefit Tournament LogoAnother year has started and preparations are already under way for our 29th annual benefit tournament. It will be the last Sunday in April. Each year we work to make the event run smoothly and charge reasonable fees for competitors and spectators, so everyone may attend. American Isshinryu members will receive a $5.00 discount for pre-registering by the cut off date.

As always we will create extra divisions for adults and children if the number of competitors in a division is large to make the competition fair and enjoyable for everyone.

Many friends have been made and renewed each year. Those of you who have hosted tournaments know the stress created as I hope each judge will work honestly and each student will act in the manner fostered by our karate systems. I hope you and your student will be able to attend to help us raise funds for the American Diabetes Foundation and the high school sports program. Diabetes and obesity are growing in this country because of the eating and exercise habits of our population. Because of some more recent media presentations, people are becoming aware of the problem and strides are being made with research technologies. Hopefully a cure will be found in the not too distant future.

Our team empty hand kata competition will be improved to have from 3 to 5 competitors, instead of just 3 members.

We will continue to be a NO CONTACT tournament for all competitors. This includes all students from white belt to black belt. The philosophy that is stressed is that CONTROL should be able to be demonstrated by all competitors. Students must wear protective hands, feet, headgear, mouth guards and groin protection in addition for the men.

Download the ISK_2014_Tournament_Package

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.
John E. Hughes
9th Degree Black Belt
(908)852-5855
karatedo@goes.com
www.Isshin-ryu.com

2013 BENEFIT TOURNAMENT SPONSORS

AS RUTH SMELTZER SAID: ” YOU HAVE NOT LIVED A PERFECT DAY, EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE EARNE YOUR MONEY, UNLESS YOU HAVE DONE SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO REPAY YOU.”

THE INDIVIDUALS AND OWNERS OF THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES HAVE GIVEN FREELY AND COMPASSIONATELY TO HELP AMANDA, A 7-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OF A WASHINGTON TWP. POLICEMAN AND HIS WIFE, AS SHE FIGHTS BRAIN CANCER.

PLEASE THANK AND SUPPORT THESE GENEROUS INDIVIDUALS WHENEVER YOU ARE ABLE. 

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HOUSTON & PALMER ATTORNEYS AT LAW

JOHN DiMAIO – ASSEMBLYMAN, 23rd DISTRICT

JLM COMPUTERS

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SASCO INSURANCE

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