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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!

Kyu Grade Rank Testing (Sat, Aug 17, 2019):

posted Jul 12, 2019, 6:55 AM by Jodi Nelson

Kyu Grade Testing is Saturday, August 17 at the Roswell Community Activity Building in the large gym.

Blue Belts & Up:  Testing students, please show up by 8:30 AM to check-in, pick up ordered boards from the Booster Club and stretch - 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 for written/30 minutes for LTD).  Line Up/Bow In at approx. 10:00 AM.

Yellow Belts & lower ranks:  Arrive before 9:00 AM and remember it is a take home test.  EVERYONE....please continue your training and study the handbook for the written test & LTD.  Line Up/Bow In at approx. 10:00 AM.

Black Belts:  Please make every effort to attend and assist with Testing.   Your time and assistance will be greatly appreciated.  Please show up early to help set up tables/chairs, assist with student check-in, pass out boards, hand out written test or answer any questions.

NOTE:  Black Belt meeting before we get started.

REGISTRATION for Testing:  You will need your current WYKKO Membership Card to register for testing. We need to verify student membership prior to submitting testing paperwork to Mr. & Ms. Culbreth.

BOARDS for Testing: Pre-ordering ends Wednesday, August 7.

Items to bring to Testing:
· mouth piece (automatic FAIL in sparring if left at home)
· boards (pick up at testing if pre-ordered OR bring your own -- automatic FAIL in breaking if no boards)
· water/gatorade (snack in case of low sugar level)
· fighting gear
· sweat towel

-Testing Date: Sat, Aug 17, 2019
-Blue Belts & Higher Rank time arrive: before 8:30 AM
-Yellow Belts & 10th Kyu’s time arrive: before 9:00 AM
-Testing Location/Address: Roswell Recreation Center Community Activity Bldg, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075 (large gym).

NOTE: Arrive early to receive your written test(s), boards and check-in.

Congratulations to "Black Belt" Promotion(s):

posted Jul 11, 2019, 11:43 AM by Jodi Nelson

  CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Dan Mancini (1st Degree).....a job well done on achieving your new rank promotion.  He practiced and worked very hard to achieve his new rank.  Everyone is very proud of your work, dedication and efforts that you contribute to our class Dojo and back to Yoshukai.  OSU!

NO Class-Wed, 7-3-19:

posted Jul 2, 2019, 7:12 AM by Jodi Nelson

NO class on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in observance of our Independence holiday upcoming weekend.
Please be careful and have fun with your holiday travels, BBQ's, celebrations and family get-togethers.
Practice and study terminology.  See everyone next Monday, July 8.  OSU!

Summer Qtr 2019 Class Begins Mon, 6-17-19:

posted Jun 14, 2019, 7:14 AM by Jodi Nelson

The Summer Quarter class BEGINS Monday, June 17, 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 Summer Quarter 2019!
Summer Class Begins:  Monday, June 17, 2019

Summer Class Ends:  Monday, September 9, 2019

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