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Mission Statement

Isshin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo teaches traditional Okinawan martial arts in the Kailua Community and promotes self-defense, physical fitness and family values in a fun, safe and positive environment.


"We were confident that Sensei Knight always had our best interests and safety at heart and that we were getting the highest level of instruction possible.  Our training with Sensei Knight was a fantastic challenge!" Jennifer and Greg

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Proud members of: 

Hawaii United Okinawan Association


Classes  At Knight's Isshin-Ryu Karate & Kobodo our classes are taught by certified, world-class martial arts instructors, and are designed to increase your fitness, skill level, and confidence in defending yourself. 

Our classes are geared towards progression and promote good grades, confidence, respect, healthy lifestyles and Ohana values. In addition to our regularly scheduled classes for children and adults, we offer demonstrations and seminars specialized for your unique organization. Whether it is for college students, women, home school groups, school assemblies, youth groups, police hand-to-hand, military combat or your business team building conference, Knight’s Isshin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo has a class for you! 

Facility Rentals Are you looking for a space for your yoga, pilates, aerobics, personal trainer sessions or business meeting? Call us to make your reservation.

Give us a call or drop in to see us in Kailua to find out more. Enjoy the health and skill that comes with learning a martial art.

What Makes Isshin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Unique?

On January 15th 1956 Master Tatsuo Shimabuku, the founder of Isshin-Ryu Karate, officially named his style. He combined the Okinawan culture and its philosophies with techniques from traditional Okinawan karate styles such as Shorin-Ryu, Goju-Ryu and Kobudo (weapons). In doing so he created a unique style of karate that is an extremely efficient form of self-defense. It maximizes body mechanics to produce powerful and fluid techniques. These unique body mechanics are precisely why people of all ages and experience levels can easily learn and effectively use the style in real life self-defense situations.

Knight’s Isshin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo also offers other forms of martial arts such as Largo Mano Escrima, Sensei A.J. Advincula’s Karate-Do, Hindiandi Gung Fu, Knife fighting and various other Okinawan empty-hand and weapon katas.  

Contact information

43 Oneawa Street
Suite 210
KAILUA, HI 96734

(808) 492-2725

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Master Tatsuo Shimabuku
Master Tatsuo Shimabuku 
   September 19, 1908 ~ May 30, 1975
Sensei Arsenio Advincula
Sensei Arsenio Advincula
Chief Instructor, Isshin - Kai Advincula
Sensei David L. Knight
Sensei David L. Knight, Chief Instructor
Knight's Isshin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo
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