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Isshinryu Karate Academy


Hanshi Charles Wallace

Hanshi Charles A. Wallace


In 1964 Charles A. Wallace studied Isshinryu Karate under Tatsuo Shimabuku in Pittsburgh's South Hills area. It was there that he met his lifetime Sensei, William H. Duessel. Mr. Wallace was promoted to Black Belt in the summer of 1967.In the summer of 1970 Mr. Duessel and Mr. Wallace opened The Academy Of Isshinryu Karate in downtown Pittsburgh which was the forerunner of The Isshinryu Karate Academy of Pittsburgh.


Mr. Wallace has continued his practice, study and teaching of Isshinryu through the years and is William H. Duessel's senior student. In the summer of 2013 Mr. Wallace was promoted to 9th Dan by William H. Duessel and Kichiro Shimabuku and was presented the designation of Hanshi-Go; also in that same year he was inducted into The Isshinryu Hall Of Fame, having previously received The Lifetime Achievement Award from the same organization.




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