Sensei Paul Belle Isle is the Head Instructor for Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai New England, and holds rokudan (6th degree) ranking in Shindo Jinen Ryu.
Sensei Belle Isle began studying martial arts in 1985 at Cornell University, where he trained in Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Karate under Sensei Ed Ferraro and earned his first black belt.
He has also trained in Shotokan Karate with Sensei David Ernst, under the direction of Sensei Teruyuki Okazaki, in Washington, DC, as well as with Sensei Masataka Mori in New York City.
Sensei Belle Isle joined JKR in 1999, studying under Sensei Howard High in Kansas City, where he was also an instructor for five years. In 2006, he became senior instructor at Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai Saint Louis, where he served for another 5 years.
Sensei Belle Isle returned to his native Massachusetts in 2012 to establish JKR in New England. Today, he also serves as Vice Chairman of JKR's International Yudanshakai Executive Council, the global leadership and governing body for Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai.
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Sensei Paul Belle Isle
Kaicho Yamazaki and Sensei High
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