It is with great pride and honor that the NoVa Isshinryu Karate Club congratulates Sensei Dane Sutton, 9th Dan, Master, Hanshigo, on his promotion and presentation of the red obi during the Penn State Karate Club’s Fall Workout and Seminar Saturday, 20 October 2012!
The Penn State Karate Club was founded in January of 1972 by a small group of martial artists including Sensei Dane Sutton. His first instructors, in the early 1970’s, were the late Sensei Stuart A. Dorow, Hanshigo, 9th Dan, and his wife, the late Sensei Carol Liskai Dorow, Kiyoshigo, 8th Dan. Senseis Dorow and Liskai trained directly under Master Tatsuo Shimabuku. Sensei Sutton also received training from Master Kichiro Shimabuku and Master Uezu, both in Okinawa and when the masters visited the U.S.
NoVa Isshinryu Karate Club is proud to be affiliated with the Penn State Karate Club and will always hold Sensei Sutton in the highest respect.