To all Fitzgerald Isshin Ryu Karate students past and present:
I will retire from active participation in Isshin Ryu Karate on January 1st,2017. I will visit our program as a guest and perhaps conduct a seminar when appropriate. I will leave our art in the very capable hands of our top Master instructors. They are Robert Sherman 8th Dan,David Heirl 7th Dan, Thomas Lloyd 7th Dan and Tom Nowell 7th Dan. These instructors have carte blanche authority to make additions, subtractions and any changes that they deem necessary to further our art. They are not bound by the past and it is my wish that our faction of Isshin Ryu improves under their care. All active students and future students have the responsibility to attempt the exceed the ability of their teachers.I have strived to do the same and hope I came close. Good Luck.