Isshin-Ryu Karate History of Josh Sears

I began training at Nortons Isshin-Ryu Karate School, under Sensei Lee Norton, in April 2003. Prior to that date, I had tried a Karate Club while in elementary school, which was in the school gym one day per week. I continued to train regularly in this dojo until enlisting in the US Army in Feb 2010.While in the military, I received various levels of training, to include the Mechanical Advantage Control Holds (MACH) System and Army Combatives training. Over this period, I returned to the dojo whenever possible to continue training.

I returned to the dojo on a regular basis in Aug 2016, where I continue to train. In addition, I have attended the seminars of Sensei John Kerker.