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Shihan Shigeru Ishino
Kanji Shigeru Ishino
Shihan Shigeru Ishino

Shihan Shigeru Ishino was born in Japan in 1947 and began his martial arts instruction with Shinan Masayoshi Kori Hisataka in 1954 at the hombu dojo in Tokyo Japan. He was promoted to SHODAN (First Degree Black Belt) in 1959 and currently holds the rank of NANADAN (7th Degree Black Belt).

The Japanese flag is called Hinomaru (circle of the sun). The red circle on the white background symbolizes the sun.

He is a graduate of Nihon University in Tokyo Japan, and was All-Japan Shorinjiryu Karate Champion (1967) and Outstanding Karate Player of Japan (1968-1969).

SHIHAN Shigeru Ishino & Wayne Donivan at Seidokwan 1970's
(Shihan Shigeru Ishino & Shihan Wayne Donivan at Seidokwan Academy Dojo)

In 1969, Shihan Ishino came to North America to assist Masayuki Kukan Hisataka, the son of Shinan Masayoshi Kori Hisataka, with the dojo operations in Quebec, Canada.

Shihan Ishino made his home in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and instructs at the Genbukan dojo today.

Shihan Ishino has carefully preserved the style and principles as taught to him by Shinan Kori Hisataka and maintains a traditional Japanese dojo.

The essence of the style is best summarized in the motto of Shorinjiryu Karatedo,
' Doku Ji Gyo Sei Ki ' ,
which translates to
' Spiritual Development of Individuality in Mind and Body '.

SHIHAN Shigeru Ishino - roundhouse kick circa 1980's
(Shihan Shigeru Ishino)

SHIHAN Shigeru Ishino - jump circa 1980's
(Shihan Shigeru Ishino)

SHIHAN Shigeru Ishino - Side kick 1980's
(Shihan Shigeru Ishino)

The Genbukan dojo in Montreal West Island, (Roxboro), Quebec is for everyone from age 7 to 70 years old who would like to learn Karate from an authentic Japanese Karate Instructor.

Shihan Ishino would also like to extend an invitation to all former students who trained with him in the 1970's and 1980's to come out and re-discover Karatedo.

Click here to see the Ishino family crest and to learn about 'kamon'.


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