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To offer guidance and support, educate, promote, and unite Isshin-Ryu Karate practitioners and martial artists throughout the world.

Upcoming IIFK Events

5th Annual International Isshin Ryu Karate Championships!

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

This tournament celebrates the spirit of Isshin Ryu Karate and brings together Isshin Ryu practitioners, regardless of lineage or organization, for a competitive event, with an emphasis on respect, friendship and honor. It is a Traditional Karate tournament with divisions for Kata, Kobudo (weapons kata) and Kumite (sparring). It is conducted under modified AAU Karate rules. This year we also have two team events: Demonstration and Team Kata!


REGISTRATION: This is a pre-registration only event. Register by October 11th to avoid late fee of additional $20. Last day to register is October 14th at 11pm. No registrations will be taken at the door.


Register online at:

or Download a paper registration form!

View and download our full tournament rules and information!


$50 - 1 Event

$60 - 2 Events

$70 - 3 Events

$30 - Team competition


Spectator Fee:

$8 for ages 9 and up; $5 for 6-8 years old. 5 and under is free. Food concessions will be available.


Call (585) 475-9250 or (585) 429-6340 if you have questions. You can also email us at



Kobudo (weapons) - number scoring

Kata - flag system scoring

Kumite (sparring) - double elimination chart



Demonstration (Synchronized Kata/Self- Defense/Creative Show/etc.): 2 - 8 competitors will be allowed to demonstrate a routine of martial arts skills that may include synchronized or choreographed katas, partner/group self-defense, or other related skills.


Team Kata: 3 person teams. Each competitor will perform a kata individually. Team members do not have to perform the same kata and can be mixed male/female with mixed belt levels. Teams will compete in the age group of their oldest team member. Judging will be a point system. Awards will be based on the team’s total points.



9:00 a.m. Rules & information meeting

9:15 a.m. Advanced, 19yrs & up, male/female

9:45 a.m. 5-8 yrs. (all divisions)

10:30 a.m. 9-12 yrs (all divisions)

12:00 p.m. 13-18 yrs. (all divisions)

12:30 p.m. 19yrs & up (beginner, intermediate, novice)

1:00 p.m. Team Events


(Note: These are anticipated start times, not exact start times, so don’t arrive later than the scheduled time for your division or it may have already run.)

Membership Information

Individual Memberships are available for Isshin-Ryu Karate students, black belts and instructors.

> find out more about Individual Memberships


Dojo Charter Memberships are available for dojo's with 5 or more members. Charter dojo's will receive exclusive business support and recognition.

> find out more about Charter Memberships

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IIKF T-Shirts are available! Wear them with pride!


Current styles:

Large logo on front, Small logo on front


Current colors:

White, Gray, Tan, Light Blue


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IIKF T-Shirts