The International Ryukyu Karate Research Society is an organization with members all over the world representing every style of martial arts. Out of this immense and diverse group of martial artists, our very own Sensei Sam Griffin was recognized as the Top Student of the Year or Mudansha of the Year!
This year catagory winners were comprimised from martial artists all over the world, including Canada, Poland, Japan, Italy, Germany, Australia and of course Fairport, NY. (The original Facebook post anouncement is pictured to the right.)
The IRKRS is lead by it’s director Hanshi Patrick McCarthy and has members that literally span every country and every part of the world.
It is a huge honor to be recognized by one of the most respected and fastest growing martial arts organizations in the world.
Thank you Hanshi McCarthy for this honor!