Please check this page for current class announcements and information.

NO Classes Mon, 11-25-19 & Wed, 11-27-19 THANKSGIVING Holiday:

posted Nov 13, 2019, 10:42 AM by Jodi Nelson

  There will be NO CLASS on Monday, November 25 and Wednesday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday....the Crabapple Middle School and Roswell Rec Center will be closed.  Please be safe in your travels and have a wonderful time with family and friends over the long holiday.  PLEASE continue your training and study your terminology -- remember "RANK TESTING" in a few weeks!!  OSU!

NO Class Mon, 11-11-19 (Veterans Day):

posted Nov 10, 2019, 1:46 PM by Jodi Nelson

  There will be "No Class" on Monday, November 11 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.  Please honor the men and women (past, present and future service people) who found the calling to serve our country and protect us.  Please continue to practice and work on your materials...we will see everyone back at the Recreation Center on Wednesday (11-13-19).  OSU!

NEW Class Location/Winter Home Starting Mon, Nov 4, 2019:

posted Oct 22, 2019, 11:02 AM by Jodi Nelson   [ updated Oct 23, 2019, 1:58 PM ]

During the winter months, the Roswell Yoshukai Karate Class will move from the CAB at the Roswell Parks & Recreation to the Crabapple Middle School (in the gym) on Crabapple Road, Roswell, GA. Drive through the school main driveway entrance, drive straight to the parking area, walk thru the main entrance (with the awning) and the gym is down the hall on the right [someone will be standing at the door to guide everyone in the first night].  The new winter home location is very close to our current class location.

Crabapple Middle School
10700 Crabapple Road
Roswell, GA 30075

Crabapple Middle School is very gracious in allowing us to use their school facility to continue our karate training. It is most definitely a privilege for our class to use the school as a dojo; not a right! As such, there are many rules that we need to follow to ensure that we can continue to use this location for future classes.

  • First and foremost, do not park anywhere except the designated area. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you park in any "pick up/drop off /fire safety" marked zones. 
  • Do Not walk through the school to arrive at the training location. If you have questions, be sure to ask in class prior to the move to Crabapple Middle School.
  • Do Not leave trash at the school.  Always leave it cleaner than when you arrive.
  • Do Not leave ANY Weapons behind after class.

Kyu Grade Testing: SUNDAY, Dec 15, 2019 (12:30 pm start):

posted Oct 21, 2019, 8:06 PM by Jodi Nelson   [ updated Nov 27, 2019, 12:22 PM ]

  Kyu Grade Testing is SUNDAY, December 15, 2019 at the Roswell Community Activity Building.  Testing students, please show up BY 12:30 pm to check-in, pick up pre-ordered boards from the Booster Club, take Written Test/Live Technique Demo and stretch. Blue Belts and up, remember that you are taking the written test and Live Technique Demonstration (LTD) BEFORE the physical part of testing begins - the sooner you arrive and check in the more time you will have for the written test (30 minutes).  Yellow Belts and down, remember it is an open book/take home test.  Please continue your training and study the handbook for the written test & LTD.

Black Belts:  Black Belt Meeting after testing...short meeting.

Please make every effort to attend, assist with Testing/Boards, set up/break down.  Your time and assistance is always greatly appreciated.  Please show up early to help set up tables/chairs, assist with student check-in, assist with boards, passing out the written tests or answering any questions.

REGISTRATION for Testing:  Now thru Wed, 12-11-19.  You will need your current WYKKO Membership Card to register.  We need to verify student membership prior to submitting testing paperwork to Mr. and Ms. Culbreth.

BOARDS for Testing:  Pre-ordering ends
Wed, 12-11-19.  If you cut your own boards, please check the website for type of board and how to cut and appropriate sizing for your child.

Testing Date & Time:  SUNDAY, December 15, 2019 @ 12:30 pm until.....
Testing Location:  Roswell Recreation Center Community Activity Building (CAB-small gym), 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075.

Items to bring to testing: 
  · mouth piece 
  · boards (pick up at testing if pre-ordered from Booster Club) 
  · water/gatorade (snack in case of low sugar level) 
  · fighting gear 
  · sweat towel

See you on Testing Date.....SUNDAY, December 15, 2019OSU!

Dothan Tournament 40th Annual Southern Region Open Karate Tournament (Sat, 11-2-19):

posted Oct 16, 2019, 2:32 PM by Jodi Nelson   [ updated Oct 16, 2019, 2:41 PM ]

When:  Saturday, November 2, 2019
Where:  Dothan Civic Center (126 North Street Andrews Street, Dothan, AL 36303)
Participation Fee: $60.00/entry fee participation. After 12 Noon/$70.00 (Cash Only)
Spectators:  Adults/$6.00.  Children 6-12/$3.00.  Children under 6/Free. (Cash Only)
Accommodations:  Red Roof Inn, 3285 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL
Phone (Red Roof Inn f/k/a Best Western):  1-334-793-4376 (Ask for the Yoshukai Karate Tournament Rate $60.00) 

: 8:30 am – 10:00 am (Sat, 11-2-19)
Black Belt Meeting: 9:30 am sharp
Competition Begins: 10:00 am

*AFTER Tournament Party at the "Top Tai Restaurant" in Dothan, AL.....please stay and come join in for more Fun, Socialization and a bite to Eat.......Black Belts, Students, Parents and Family all are welcome!!!

Rank/Belt Promotions (Wed, Sept 4, 2019):

posted Aug 29, 2019, 7:56 PM by Jodi Nelson

Rank/Belt promotions and results will be presented to the class on WEDNESDAY, September 4, 2019Please make every effort to attend so that we can wrap up all rank promotion presentations in one night. CONGRATULATIONS to all that tested!  Please continue studying and consulting your Student Handbook to learn your next set of testing requirements, any new weapons needed and keep brushing up on your terminology.  OSU!

NO Class Mon, 9-2-18 (Labor Day):

posted Aug 27, 2019, 9:54 AM by Jodi Nelson

  There will be "No Class" on Monday, September 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  Please continue to practice and work on your new materials...we will see everyone back at the Recreation Center on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend. OSU!

Fall Qtr 2019 Class Begins Wed, 9-11-19:

posted Aug 27, 2019, 9:47 AM by Jodi Nelson   [ updated Aug 27, 2019, 9:48 AM ]

The Fall Quarter class BEGINS Wednesday, September 11, 2019. If you have not already signed up, please do so as you need to be an official student on the Roswell Recreation Roster to attend class and continue your training. OSU!

WELCOME "new" students and "returning" students to Fall Quarter 2019!
Fall Class Begins:  Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fall Class Ends:  Wednesday, December 11, 2019


Winter Class Begins:  Monday, December 16, 2019

Winter Class Ends:  Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Thank You ~ Black Belts & Brown Belts at 8-17-19 rank testing:

posted Aug 27, 2019, 9:36 AM by Jodi Nelson

Again, “Thank You” for your time and assistance with your help to run a smooth testing on Saturday, August 17.  We greatly appreciate your time, efforts and dedication to the dojo, for the students and to truly means a lot.  OSU!

Yamamoto Cup 2019/Black Belt Presention (fka Super Fights!) Sat, 7-20-19:

posted Jul 18, 2019, 7:45 AM by Jodi Nelson

Black Belt presentation ceremony from Summer Camp testing!

Point sparring competition begins at 10:00 AM (central time) with semi-knockdown immediately following.  Knockdown weigh-ins is at noon with competition immediately following the semi-knockdown portion.


We have confirmed fighters from World Yoshukai, U.S. Yoshukai, Wheeles Karate, Shidokan, Kyokushin, as well as three fighters from Japan.


Date:  Saturday, July 20, 2019

Registration Time:  9:00 AM (central time)

Competition Time:  10:00 AM (central time)

Location:  Oxford Civic Center, Oxford, AL


Even if you aren't planning on competing, come out and watch a great day of Japanese Full Contact Karate….Osu!

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