At One Strike Buffalo Isshin Ryu Karate and Kobudo we pride ourselves in practicing traditional Isshin Ryu as Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku taught it to Master Angi Uezu. Master Uezu was inducted into the Isshin Ryu Karate Hall of Fame in 1997.
Master Uezu has said on many occasion, "I always look straight ahead and ignore the comments that could distract me from practicing good Isshin-Ryu".
Master Uezu follows his Master’s beliefs in that one must be a gentleman or lady at all times and never worry about the negative influences that can harm oneself. Through all of this Master Uezu never struck out at his detractors, to do so would have taken a way from everything he believed in. If others didn’t like what he had to offer that was okay, he respected them for their beliefs and willingness to follow their chosen path. He truly believes that you must remain focused and have a big heart to accept others for what they believe.
Master Uezu says Karate is the tool that helps reach people reach their goals by training them to be strong mentally and physically. Isshin-Ryu means "The One Heart Way", as Master Shimabuku truly believed karate should be used for bettering oneself.
Excerpt from the Hall of Fame web-page Angi Uezu profile: