International Isshin Ryu Karate Federation

Martial Arts America is part of the international Isshin ryu Karate Federation, an organization promoting the teaching of Isshin ryu karate skills and philosophies around the world.  Founded in 2010 by Sensei Matt Dorsey and Sensei Curt Sawyer, the IIKF has charter schools and members all across the United States as well as India, Australia, England, Italy and other countries.

The IIKF puts on local events in the Rochester area on a regular basis Рfrom training sessions, to tournaments, picnics and beach workouts.  Martial Arts America members can join the IIKF and take advantage of all the benefits that come from being part of a world-wide organization.

You can talk to your senseis about it and you can find more information online at


We offer Isshin-Ryu karate classes for all ages:

As well as a variety of specialty programs including:

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