Welcome to the Order of Isshin-Ryu

The Order of Isshin-Ryu (OI) is dedicated to teaching the art of Isshin-Ryu Karate as handed down by its founder, Tatsuo Shimabuku. The instructors (Sensei) hope to guide their students to understand more about themselves as well as enable them to become highly skilled in the art of self-defense.

In Memory of Master Barry L. Smith

In Memory of Master Barry L. Smith, 9th Dan, Order of Isshin-Ryu 1945 – 2019 It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that our brother and friend, Master Barry L. Smith,… [read more]

One Isshin-Ryu Family

On, May 11, 2019 members of the Order of Isshin-Ryu (Master Cimorosi, Sensei Harris, Sensei Brittingham, Mr. Gough, Mr. Jones, Mr. Baker, Mr. Fellenbaum, and Mr. Warner) traveled to Freehold, New Jersey to work out… [read more]

Remembering Black Belt Joseph Nickle

Joseph Ward Nickle of Millington, MD, passed away peacefully at home March 1, 2019, after battling pancreatic cancer for over three years.   He was born in Elkton, Maryland to Ward B. and Rose (Hague) Nickle. … [read more]