IHOF International Awards

 

Isshinryu Hall of Fame International Awards

FSDC’s founder, Mr. Z, was inducted into the prestigious Isshinryu Hall of Fame in 2016. This is the highest honor an Isshinryu Master can receive. Mr. Z has also received International Awards in 1993, 1994, and 1997, including 2002 when he received top honors for his “Isshinryu Spirit” and 2009 when he received the Number One Isshinryu Contribution award partnered with his wife, Chris. In 2012 and 2014, Mr. Z was awarded the coveted title Top Master Sensei. In 2011, Mr. Z was chosen Male Instructor of the Year, and was awarded top five honors for Spirit of Isshinryu, which he was honored with again in 2015. Chris, co-owner of FSDC, was recognized for International Honors in 1994, and 1999, including the Number One Isshinryu Contribution award in 2003 and 2009, and was chosen Female Instructor of the Year for 2010, most recently being awarded top five honors in the same category for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2014, Ms. Chris was awarded top five in the category of Top Master Sensei, and in 2017, in the category of Sensei of Senseis. The school itself was voted as one of the top Isshinryu Schools in the world in 1999, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017, receiving a Number One ranking in 2003. The school was also chosen as the Most Outstanding Dojo for 2011 and Most Supportive Dojo in 2012 by the Isshinryu Hall of Fame.  

For 2017 the following students and Senseis were nominated for awards:

Young Female Karate Student 12 and Under:
Young Male Karate Student 12 and Under:
Young Male Karate Student 13-17:
Adult Female Karate Student:
Adult Male Karate Student:
Junior Female Competitor:
Female Instructor:
Male Instructor:
Outstanding Contribution:
Sensei of Senseis:
Isshinryu Dojo of the Year:

 

ROWAN ADOMAITIS and SHAELYN CARROLL 
TREVOR ADOMAITIS
ANTHONY DEFEO 
LIZZY ARNOLD
SCOTT VERHELLE
AMEILIA CHUNG
LIZZY ARNOLD, RYAN SWANSON, and MS. CHRIS SZELAP 
TED LAMBERT
KIM CARROLL
MS. CHRIS SZELAP
FAMILY SELF DEFENSE CENTER

 

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