Announcements

Please check this page for current class announcements and information.

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 us....it 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

Black Belt Workout/Black Belt Presentation (Sat, 4-6-19):

posted Apr 3, 2019, 1:45 PM by Jodi Nelson

Black Belt Workout/Black Belt Presentation on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (CST) at the Dean Road Recreation Center in Auburn, Alabama.  The day will begin with a Black Belt Presentation for those who tested at Winter Camp 2019.  Carpool with a friend(s) for a great workout session...OSU!

Kyu Grade Rank Testing - Sat, April 13, 2019:

posted Mar 12, 2019, 6:53 PM by Jodi Nelson

Kyu Grade Testing is Saturday, April 13 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, please show up 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, assist with boards, passing out the written tests or answering questions.  NOTE:  A quick 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. and Ms. Culbreth.


*BOARDS for Testing: Pre-ordering ends Monday, April 8.

Testing Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Blue Belts & Higher Rank time arrive: before 8:30 am
Yellow Belts & 10th Kyu’s time arrive: before 9:00 am
Testing Location: Roswell Recreation Center Community Activity Bldg, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075 in the large gym.

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

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

Looking forward to seeing a great testing.  OSU!

WYKKO Black Belt Workout in April

posted Mar 5, 2019, 10:39 AM by Ray Nelson   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 12:27 PM ]

Master Toyama and Master Culbreth invite all WYKKO black belts to participate in our upcoming Black Belt Workout on April 6, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CST) at the Dean Road Recreation Center in Auburn, Alabama. The day will begin with a Black Belt Presentation for those who tested at Winter Camp last month. All test takers and their friends and family members are encouraged to attend the presentation, and all black belts, including those who just received their belts, are strongly encouraged to attend the workout immediately following the presentation.

Receiving your black belt is just the beginning of your training. It is only after you have achieved the rank of shodan that you truly begin to train in martial arts and to develop the finesse and finely honed technique that characterizes the true martial artist. These black belt workouts - offered free of charge - are an invaluable opportunity to learn from the highest ranking martial artists in our style.

Most importantly, this is one of the ways that we ensure that all practitioners are teaching and practising our art in a way that is consistent with the teachings of Soke Yamamoto and Kaicho. Like a game of telephone, it is understandably easy for certain things to become muddled when transferred between different levels of instructors and ultimately to their students. This is our opportunity to come together as a community to ensure that we are practising our art to the highest degree, and we look forward to training with you all.

Dean Road Recreation Center
307 S. Dean Rd.,
Auburn, Alabama, 36830
(334) 501-2930

Osu!

NO Class Monday, 2-18-19 (Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day):

posted Feb 14, 2019, 8:12 PM by Jodi Nelson

There will be "No Class" on Monday, February 18 in observance of Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day holiday.  Please continue to practice and work on your materials...we will see everyone on Wednesday, 2-20-19.

(NOTE:  REGISTER for Spring Quarter2019!  The new spring quarter classes begin on Mon, 3-18-19.)
OSU!

Dress Out in Street Clothes - Wed, Feb 6, 2019:

posted Feb 5, 2019, 1:38 PM by Jodi Nelson

Dress out in your everyday street clothes on Wednesday, February 6 karate class night.  Wear whatever clothes you would typically wear to school or a weekend or goofing around in.  Wear tennis shoes or sandals….NO flipflops”.  Ladies....do not wear skirts or dresses….skorks are ok to wear.  Osu!

Great Saturday Workout for the Green/Brown/Black Belts!:

posted Jan 28, 2019, 8:37 AM by Jodi Nelson

Thank you to the students/black belts who came on Saturday (1-26-19) for a great Green/Brown/Black Belt workout...we appreciate your extra dedication and time to get together to work on "you".  We hope everyone was able to polish up, learn something new and get in some great practice tiime.  If you didn't come, you missed a great workout....hope to see you next time!

A special "Thank You" goes out to Mr./Ms. Mangham, Mr. McCullars/Ms. Sayaka, Mr. Cruz and Ms. Vance for driving from the Anniston/Oxford, AL area to help out and join in on the workout and to visit our sister dojo at the YMCA.
Looking forward to the next workout with everyone - OSU!

!!! MOVE Back to Recreation Center TONIGHT (Wed, 1-23-19):

posted Jan 23, 2019, 2:33 PM by Jodi Nelson

TONIGHT.....We MOVE BACK to our regular Dojo (Recreation Center) starting Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  At that time we will officially leave our "Winter Dojo" until next Winter session.  Please remember to arrive at the Recreation Center at our normal class time (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm) on TONIGHT.  We just found out this information, we apologize for any inconvenience.  See everyone at the Rec Center.  OSU!

NO Class Monday, 1-21-19 (MLK Day):

posted Jan 20, 2019, 6:03 AM by Jodi Nelson

There will be "NO CLASS" on Monday, January 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King (MLK day) holiday.  The school system is closed for this holiday, therefore we have no dojo for class time.  Please continue to practice and work on your materials….we will see everyone back at the school on Wednesday, January 23.  OSU!

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