Hanshi William H. Duessel

Hanshi Duessel demonstrating bo techniquesMaster William H. Duessel, 9th Degree Black Belt, has been training in the martial arts for more than 40 years. In 1964 his training in Isshin-ryu Karate was heightened when he trained daily for three months with O’Sensei Tatsuo Shimabuku, when he visited Pittsburgh, PA.

His understanding and knowledge of the art is second to none. He has hosted the 1985 and 1992 Isshin-ryu World Karate Association Tournaments. He conducts numerous seminars and has produced a book, “Beyond Black Belt – How to Improve Your Training”, a “Bo Basics” poster, and instructional videos/DVD demonstrating the Isshin-ryu hand and weapons kata. Visit Hanshi Duessel’s website for more information about his products.

Hanshi Duessel receives his black belt from Tastsuo Shimabuku

Hanshi Duessel performs many seminars during the year covering all aspects of isshin-ryu karate training including basics, kata, kumite and self defense techniques. He stresses proper form as the foundation of karate. For information about seminars with Hanshi Duessel, please contact him directly (Oct – May, in Florida) 772-597-3875 or (May – Sep, In Pittsburgh) 412-318-6486.

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