Sansei Isshin-ryu Karate-do

"Gentleness can only be expected from the strong"

The Sansei Isshinryu Dojo was founded in 1980 by Professor Richard A. Bell, and continues under the leadership of Hanshi Alda E. Anduze.

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The Dojo is headquartered at 4235D La Grande Princesse on the isle of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. We participate in a variety of events and encourage individuals from all skill/experience levels to join our community.


This website is intended to serve as a source of information for new and potential members, as well as a repository of current information for present members. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions!

Please visit our dojo sponsors: Shark's Baitstand, BC Supply, Reliable Rentals, and Castle Glassworks here in St Croix.

Why study Sansei Isshin-ryu Karate-Do


  • Sansei Isshin-ryu Karate-Do stresses proficiency with both hand and foot techniques, making it a versatile form of karate and effective street defense.
  • Sansei Isshin-ryu Karate-Do is a realistic style of karate, stressing “close-in” techniques necessary for street fighting.
  • Sansei Isshin-ryu Karate-Do  is a very effective form of karate, with snap-punch & snap-kick techniques that permit moving in and out of range quickly.
  • Sansei Isshin-ryu Karate-Do is more adaptable to the American physique and temperament than other, more rigid styles because Professor Richard A. Bell adapted it to follow natural body movements.
  • Sansei Isshin-ryu Karate-Do will help you get into better physical shape because it provides you with an aggressive exercise program that improves muscle tone, suppleness, speed and strength, and it is adaptable to all ages.
  • Sansei Isshin-ryu Karate-Do kicks, strikes, and punches are thrown from natural stances, eliminating wasted motions and yielding split-second advantages over other styles of karate.
  • Sansei Isshin-ryu Karate-Do, Professor Richard A. Bell, and Grandmaster Alda E. Anduze are recognized by The World Martial Arts Hall of Fame.