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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

NO Class Mon, 5-27-19 (Memorial Day):

posted May 22, 2019, 1:53 PM by Jodi Nelson

There will be "No Class" on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of the Memorial 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, May 29, 2019.  Have a safe and fun holiday weekend. OSU!

Black Belt Pre-Test (Sat, May 18, 2019) Oxford, AL:

posted Apr 30, 2019, 9:13 AM by Jodi Nelson

If you are testing at Summer Camp 2019 (or even preparing for Winter Camp 2020), you need to come to this pre-test.  The more times you run through your paces and have other eyes on you, the better off you are for polishing up your karate.....especially if it's been a while since you were on the other side of the judging table.  You must know ALL of your material for your pre-test.

Black Belt Pre-Test
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm (CST)
Location: Friendship Community Center, 2930 Friendship Road, Oxford, AL 36203

Rank/Belt Promotions (Wed, May 1, 2019):

posted Apr 30, 2019, 8:58 AM by Jodi Nelson

Rank/Belt promotions and results will be presented to the class on WEDNESDAY, May 1, 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!

Thank You ~ Brown Belts & Black Belts at rank testing:

posted Apr 15, 2019, 11:41 AM by Jodi Nelson

  Again, “Thank You” for your time and assistance with your help to conduct testing on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  We greatly appreciate your time, efforts and dedication to the dojo, for the students and to truly means a lot.  OSU!

Workout: Black/Brown/3rd Kyu belts in Oxford/Anniston, AL (Sat, 4-27-19):

posted Apr 15, 2019, 11:40 AM by Jodi Nelson

A Black/Brown/3rd Kyu belts workout is scheduled for this Saturday, April 27, 2019. It will be held at the Friendship Community Center Gym, Oxford, AL starting at 1:00 PM (CST). This is a great opportunity to workout with many high ranking black belts with our sister dojos.  AND, if you are a Brown belt OR Black belt and plan to test this June 2019/Summer Camp or next year at Winter Camp 2020 you should attend this workout.  The drive is only about 1.5 hours away and carpooling is a fun way to get to know your own classmate(s) on the drive over.  Hope to see you there!!  OSU!

Friendship Community Center gym

2930 Friendship Road
Oxford, AL 36203

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