Lisa Ash, Co-Founder

Lisa Sensei began her training in Isshinryu Karate in 1990 at Ingram’s Professional Karate Center. While training with the Ingrams, Lisa Sensei was the 1992 Florida State Champion in both Kata and Kumite.

After moving to the Northwest, Lisa Sensei competed in state, regional and national tournaments. In 2001, she won a Silver medal in Kata and a Bronze medal in Kumite in the Okinawan Rengokai World Championships held in Atlanta, Georgia. Lisa Sensei went on to win a Gold medal in Kumite in the AAU Karate National Championships in 2004.

Lisa Sensei co-founded Ash’s Okinawan Karate in 1997 with Brian Sensei and spent the next 20+ years building their very successful dojo.