The original poster is part of the European Ishinryu that is lead by Master Donovan. This I have read is a sport based karate but I really have no firm information on this at all as I live in California.

Actually the poster trains in wado for the last 25 years, and sensei Donovan is definitely not just a sport karateka nor i ishin-ryu just a sports organisation.

i merely ask the question to see if anybody can enlighten me as it seems the term appears frequently in posts, that is all.
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