General Information

Phoenix Yoshukai was founded to teach martial arts in June 2017. Phoenix Yoshukai is an official dojo of the World Yoshukai Karate Kobudo Organization as directed by Masters Toyama and Culbreth. Mission Statement: We guide people along their path of …


Instructor Profiles

Shihan Erik Hofmeister began training in 1992 under Kyoshi Gerry Blanck in Pacific Palisades, CA.  He earned his Shodan in 1996, his Nidan in 2001, his Sandan in 2009, and his Yondan in 2013.  He was promoted to Shihan (“quality …


Promotion Requirements

10th kyu to 8th kyu Yellow Belt Ni-Ju Shichi No Kata (27 Movements) Kihon Kata Shodan Basic Punches, Blocks, Kicks Sparring Ippon Kumite 1 Terminology Combinations Front kick, step forward, round kick, step forward Round kick, skip sidekick Step forward …


Weapons

Yoshukai Karate is a martial art which employs a variety of weapons at the higher belt ranks.  Students learn the nunchaku at 1st degree blue. The basics of the bo are taught to 1st degree green belts, and the sai …


Terminology

Five Precepts     Reigi o omonzubeshi               “Respect and manners” Taido o imashimubeshi           “Be prudent in action” Gengo o tsutsushimubeshi      “Be prudent in speech” Iki o sakan ni subeshi             “Keep high spirited” Seiketsu o mune to subeshi     “Keep yourself clean” The number in parenthesis indicates …


Terminology by Rank

8th kyu Five precepts of Yoshukai Karate Yoshukai – Strive for Excellence Japanese Headquarter – Kitakyushu City, Japan US Headquarter – Dothan, Alabama World Director: Kaicho Katsuoh Yamamoto (Judan – 10th degree) US Directors: Master Hiroaki Toyama (Hachidan), Master Mike …


Links

World Yoshukai Karate Kobudo Organization Athens Yoshukai – Sensei Hali Serrian Clarke County Yoshukai —Sensei Sherri Hines Upstate Yoshukai –Sensei Ben Dawkins Pacific Palisades WYKKO Dojo —Shihan Gerry Blanck Athens Yoshukai YouTube Channel