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> Gene Powell
Gene Powell began his study of Isshinryu karate in
1968 at the age of 15 years old. He began his study at the Guardian
Karate Institute in New Cumberland, PA and it was there he met and
trained under Shihan Harry G. Smith.
Sensei Powell has operated and held the position of
chief instructor in dojo's in Atlanta, GA, as well as in Camp Hill,
Harrisburg, Elizabethville, Millersburg, Halifax, and York, PA.
Sensei Powell is a member of the United States
Karate Association, the Pennsylvania Black Belt Society, and the
Guardian Karate Association. He has also received the Presidential
Sports Award for Karate presented to him by former President Ronald
Regan. Sensei Powell has devoted his life to the study and teaching
of Isshinryu karate and follows a true path of bushido.
Sensei Powell was awarded a 6th dan in Isshinryu
Karate on June 1, 1999 by Shihan Harry G. Smith.