Sensei Shamblin began her training in 1979 under Master J.C. Burris. As a kyu rank her accomplishments included a two time championship for 1982 and 1983 of the P.K.A. Tournament Circuit. Sensei Shamblin was promoted to sho-dan January 16, 1984 and began instructing at a local college the following Summer. She averages six classes per semester in karate and kickboxing. Sensei Shamblin was a former member of the International Isshinryu Karate Association (I.I.K.A.) but left that organization to join the O.K.U. in 1987.
Black belt achievements include:
Sensei Shamblin the owner of Shamblin’s School of Karate since 1990 and states as her greatest accomplishment the opportunity to teach Isshin-Ryu and help the art retain integrity and longevity. Sensei Ruth Ann Shamblin has one son, Chris.