Donald Hugh Nagle
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|Donald Hugh Nagle|
|Died||August 23, 1999 (aged 61)|
|Rank||jū-dan (十段:じゅうだん): tenth degree black belt|
|Notable students||Official Student Listing|
Donald Nagle was an American karate expert and instructor.
Nagle was a marine; in the mid-1950s he was stationed on Okinawa, in the Ryukyu Islands off the coast of Japan. There he studied karate under Tatsuo Shimabuku, who had started the Isshin-Ryu school. He was promoted to 8th-degree black belt in 1966.
The IIKA (International Isshinryu Karate Association) promoted Don Nagle to 9th-Degree black belt on November 2, 1984.
He died on August 23, 1999, a day after heart surgery at the age 61.
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