Arcenio J. Advincula

Arcenio J. Advincula was born January 25, 1938, in Juneau, Alaska. After WW 2, in late 1945, he moved to Anchorage Alaska. He began training in Filipino escrima and combat judo from two friends of his father, Pete Rado and Tony Navarro. Both who were close combat instructors in the Philippine Scouts (Philippine Army) prior to WW 2. Advincula enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in 1957 and began training in Isshin-ryu karate on Okinawa in late November 1958 from its founder, Tatsuo Shimabuku. During several tours of Marine Corps duty on Okinawa, Advincula continued his training in Isshin-ryu karate and other styles.

Advincula co-founded the Isshinkai with Kensho Tokumura in 1997 on Okinawa. The Isshinkai is dedicated to the teachings and preserving of Isshin-ryu karate and kobudo as taught by its founder, Tatsuo Shimabuku. Advincula is the Chief Instructor (Kancho) of the Isshinkai.

Arcenio J. Advincula - Isshinkai Kyoshi Kancho

Headquarters Isshinkai Dojo - Oceanside, Ca