Founder and Director
Grandmaster R.H. Bowles, 10th Dan
Hanshi Robert Bowles recently celebrated his 50th anniversary in the martial arts. He began his martial arts training in Phoenix, Arizona under Grandmaster Trias (Father of Karate in America). An exciting tournament career resulted in hundreds of titles including six time World Champion.
As a martial arts ambassador, Hanshi Bowles has traveled around the world representing the United States in sixteen countries in Europe, South America and the Orient. Hanshi Bowles has long been recognized as one of the top Instructors in the country. He continues to operate his dojos and direct the I.S.A. from World Headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
.In loving memory and devoted purpose, after the death of his Sensei, Hanshi Bowles established the International Shuri-Ryu Association in 1991.
Since then the I.S.A. has mushroomed around the world!
About the I.S.A
The International Shuri-Ryu Association is the largest organization of Shuri-Ryu stylists in the world! As one of the nations' premier martial arts organizations, we offer a vast array of services and opportunities for our members. Although our name is style specific our organization is comprised of many different styles and systems. We all share a common goal of spreading the positive attributes of martial arts throughout the world. Whatever path you are on, we invite you to browse our we site and learn more about us. If we can be of any assistance or answer any questions, just Contact Us.
Statement of Purpose
* To propagate the Shuri-Ryu system throughout the world.
* To maintain the integrity and excellence of Shuri-Ryu.
* To unify Shuri-Ryu stylists around the world.
* To provide a central archives for rank certification.
* To promote national training seminars and symposiums.
* To provide promotional opportunities for rank advancement.
* To encourage communication within the Shuri-Ryu family and martial arts community.