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ISSHINRYU KARATE

At Legacy Martial Arts of Cleveland, everything we do from top to bottom is of the highest quality to ensure that we are
providing instructors and an environment to help you reach your goals of self-defense training and the best of karate training.

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Charlie Murray
Charlie MurraySensei

Sensei Murray has studied under noted 9th Degree Isshinryu Sensei and Grand Master Tom Lewis for the past 50 years. An accomplished and experienced instructor, he also enjoys the distinction of having studied under Isshinryu Founder Tatsuo Shimabuku and his son Shinsho in Okinawa. He holds an 8th Degree Master’s Ranking in the Isshinryu Karate System and a 2nd Degree Brown Belt in Judo.

Moreover, a highly decorated, retired Air Force Colonel, he has two Master’s Degrees, a Bachelor’s Degree, and numerous military awards and recognitions. He is a former Delaware, Pennsylvania and Tennessee Karate Champion and in 1973 won 2nd Place Heavyweight in the U.S. Karate Championships competing with and against the Top 10 Fighters in the Country as ranked by Black Belt Magazine.

Kent Cumberton
Kent CumbertonAssociate Sensei

Mr. Cumberton holds a 5th Degree Black Belt ranking in the Isshinryu Karate System, a 2nd Degree Black Belt rating in Korean Tae Kwon Do and a 1st Degree Black Belt rating in Japanese Yoshukai Karate. An experienced former boxer and kickboxer with over 40 years of experience, Mr. Cumberton’s teaching style strongly employs the core basics of the Okinawan Isshinryu style, while adding a modern sporting edge to the free sparring component and elevating the Kata to a higher level of presentation.

Self-respect, respect for others and self-defense are stressed. Mr. Cumberton tailors his teaching style to the individual needs of his students, while helping them grow to better themselves as people. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree from Georgia State University.

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“ I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times ”

BRUCE LEE • QUOTE OF THE DAY

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