Isamu Tamotsu
Iwao Tamotsu

The Chief Instructor at Renshinkan headquarters is Master Iwao Tamotsu, son of the founder, Master Isamu Tamotsu and leader of an estimated 200,000 students of Shorinji-ryu Karate-do throughout the world. Renshinkan headquarters is located in the city of Kagoshima, Japan at the southern most part of Kyushu Island and at the foot of the active volcano, Sakurajima. The late Master Isamu Tamotsu had studied Karate in China and Okinawa and maintained the katas (traditional forms) of Shorinji-ryu Karate-do and had developed numerous self-defense and fighting techniques of his own design