Arnold R. Sandubrae , Ku Dan - Hanshi

Hanshi Arnold R. Sandubrae

Arnold R. Sandubrae, Ku Dan - Hanshi

  Master Sandubrae began his Isshinryu Karate training in 1973, under the instruction of Sensei Robert L. White and Sensei Sam Santilli, students of Master Willie Adams.  Several years later, he transferred to train directly under Master Willie Adams because Master Adams' dojo was located only blocks from Master Sandubrae's office.  From 1973 until 1986 he amassed over 200 trophies in all categories: Kata, Kumite, Weapons, and Breaking.

  Master Sandubrae has had his own Karate School since 1978.  That is when he retired from the business world, and moved to his home in Palm Springs, California.  At that time, with the approval of Master Adams, Master Sandubrae went under the leadership of Master Harold Long, Ju Dan.  Master Sandubrae remained his student until Master Long's death in 1998. In June of 2002, Master Sandubrae went under the direction of an old time friend and Master Instructor Joel Chandler, Ku Dan, and remained his student until Master Chandler's death in 2012. 


  For over 20 years, Master Sandubrae donated all proceeds directly to the American Heart Association, an organization he was a Board Member of for over 20 years.  He has appeared on many National Television shows and Radio programs furthering the art of Isshinryu Karate.  For 28 years Master Sandubrae was a Board Member of the prestigious Isshinryu Hall of Fame, and was also a Board Member of the International Isshin-Ryu Karate Association (IIKA).  He was also a board member of the Tatsuo-Kan Society.

   Master Sandubrae has traveled, and continues to travel, to many places throughout the world, furthering the art of Isshinryu Karate by both attending and putting on training seminars in other countries.  Master Sandubrae is the artist of the Bronze bust presented to the Isshinryu Hall of Fame of Soke Tatsuo Shimabuku, and is the Writer and Producer of the Issin-Ryu Song.    He is also the Author and Publisher of the "Karate Passport" as well as being the Designer and Registered Trademark and Service mark holder of the Stylized Isshinryu Fist and Obi.  Both Service and Trademarks are owned Solely by Master Arnold R. Sandubrae, All Rights Reserved.


The  Following is a partial listing of major awards and honors that have  been bestowed upon Hanshi Sandubrae since his entry into Isshin-Ryu  Karate:  

  • World Champion - Isshin-Ryu Grand Nationals - 1977  
  • Instructor of the year 1986 - Isshinryu Hall of Fame  
  • Karate School of the year 1987 - Isshinryu Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into the Isshin-Ryu Hall of Fame - August 12, 1994  
  • Awarded 9th Dan Rank by Master Harold Long - October 9, 1997  
  • Awarded Hanshi Certificate by Master Harold Long - October 9, 1997  
  • Inducted into the  Masters and Legends Hall of Fame - May 17, 1998  
  • Inducted into the World Karate Union  Hall of Fame - June   27, 1998
  • Karate School of the year 2000 - Isshinryu Hall of Fame  
  • Inducted, North American Black Belt Hall of Fame - October 19, 2001
  • Inducted into the I.A.M.A.  Hall of Fame - April 7, 2002   
  • Inducted into the United States Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame as "Living Legend" - August 9, 2003 
  • USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame "Hall of Heroes" - April 10, 2013
  • USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame "Master of the Year" - May 4, 2013  
  • Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame - May 17, 2014  
  • Honored as "Isshinryu Grand Master of the Year" by USA M.A. Hall of Fame- May 17, 2014  
  • and more........

Aaron R. Sandubrae, Shihan

Shihan Aaron R. Sandubrae is a devoted Student and proud Grandson of Hanshi Arnold R. Sandubrae.  He has devoted his life to furthering the art of Isshinryu and fulfilling  his promise to his Sensei to preserve and continue the Isshinryu Sandubrae lineage.  Aaron is the Owner and Chief Instructor of the Oklahoma Dojo.

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