Japanese Art & Cultural Center
A Learning Place for Traditional Martial Arts and Fine Arts
アメリカで日本の伝統武道/文化を学びませんか


Karate-do Yushin-juku
空手道優心塾

2019 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY KARATE TRAINING CAMP
2019 MLK Day Karate Training Camp Flyer
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Monday, Jan. 21st, 2019

All karate students and friends are invited to participate in the Martin Luther King Day Karate Training Camp, offering a full day of karate training. This training opportunity is open to anyone regardless of karate style, school affiliations, age or prior experience. Complete beginners are also welcomed

Registration is open until the day of the camp without any late fee. Please come and join this great opportunity to enhance your karate skills, spirit and mental focus.

The cost is $60 for all sessions.Students may also drop-in for any of the sessions for $20 per session, or half-day (AM or PM) for $40. At-Door registration is available with no additional charge. 

Click the image on the right to view/download the training schedule and sign-up form in PDF.


ABOUT KARATE-DO YUSHIN-JUKU

Traditional Japanese karate-do ("the way of karate") is a martial art which originated in the ancient samurai's training and education designed to develop and strengthen personal integrity, discipline and character. It is a form of moving meditation in order to achieve a higher level of awareness and focus, to balance the body and the mind, and to cultivate good leadership and judgement skills.

Traditional karate practice consists of kihon (basics), kata (forms) and kumite (sparring). Our karate is non-contact, meaning no physical contact ("hit")  is permitted during any of the practice including sparring.

Our chief instructor, Sensei Akihiro Omi, is a 7th degree blackbelt with 40 years of experience in karate. Born in Japan as a descendant of a samurai family, Sensei Omi started his karate training at age 15, studied under many legendary Shotokan karate masters both in Japan and in the United States. He served as president of the Northern California Karate-do Federation, a member of the technical committee for the U.S.A. National Karate-do Federation (USA Karate), and an international referee/judge for the Pan American Karate Federation (PKF) as well as the World Karate Federation (WKF).

Yushin-juku Difference:  Our karate classes focus on character development rather than tournament competition or military-style discipline you might find in other so-called karate schools which can negatively affect students' personality formation and judgement skills while stripping away their self-esteem while overinflating ego. Instead, we use the power of encouragement, compassion and tolerance to guide each student to achieve their life's goals.

We accept student as young as age 4, some even younger. We welcome both complete beginners and people with previous experience in karate or other martial arts.

Please feel free to come and watch or take a free trial lesson at any time; no appointment is necessary. There is no long-term contract; no monthly or annual fee; membership is free. You only pay for the classes you attend, either by dropping in or by purchasing a 10-lesson punch card.


KARATE CLASS HOURS
July-thru-December 2018

Monday
  • 5:00 pm  Little Kids (4-5 yr old, all belt levels)
  • 6:00 pm  Children (6 yr & up, all belt levels)
  • 7:00 pm  General Practice (all age & belt levels)

Tuesday
  • 5:00 pm  Children (6 yr & up, all belt levels)
  • 6:00 pm  Children Advanced (Purple/Brown/Black belts only)

Wednesday
  • 5:00 pm  Little Kids (4-5 yr old, all belt levels)
  • 6:00 pm  Children (6 yr & up, all belt levels)

Thursday
  • 5:00 pm  Children (6 yr & up, all belt levels)
  • 6:00 pm  Children Advanced (Purple/Brown/Black belts only)
  • 7:00 pm  General Practice (all age & belt levels)

Friday
  • No class

Saturday
  • 1:00 pm  Women's Karate (for women and girls only)
  • 2:00 pm  Children (all ages & belt levels)
  • 3:00 pm  General Practice (all age & belt levels)

Sunday
  • 10:00 am  Little Kids (4-5 yr old, all belt levels)
  • 11:00 pm  Children (6 yr & up, all belt levels)
  • 12:00 pm  General Practice (all age & belt levels)
Class Fee:  $25 (adults) / $22 (children and full-time students) per class

  • 10-lesson Punch Card:  $230 (adults) / $200 (children & students)
  • Free Trial Lesson is available.
  • No long-term contract or commitment necessary. 
  • No enrollment fee, annual fee or monthly fee.


UPCOMING EVENTS


    • Sunday, Dec. 16: Belt Test @ 1pm (Make-up blackbelt exam available)

    • NO KARATE class from Dec. 21 (Fri) thru Jan. 6 (Sun). Classes will resume on Jan. 7 (Mon).

    • Monday, Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Day One-Day Karate Training Camp (9am-to-4pm)

    • Sunday, Jan. 27: Belt Test @ 1pm


    Sunday, Nov. 18: Belt Test @ 1pm
    Sunday, Nov. 18: Belt Test @ 1pm
    • Sunday, Nov. 18: Belt Test @ 1pm


      BELT TEST INFORMATION:

      Our 2013 Belt Tests are scheduled on the following Sundays:
      April 28
      May 19 *
      July 28
      August 25
      September 29
      October 27 *
      November 17
      * indicates blackbelt tests are also available.
      To register, fill out the application form, detach and give the bottom portion to the JACC receptionist with $65 test fee (check or cash only please) on or before the day of the test. We cannot take credit cards for belt tests. Please make all checks payable to "Yushin-juku".
      Candidates should attend 1:00pm class to review their test requirements. The actual test will start around 2:30pm and will end around 4:00pm.
      2018 Belt Tests are scheduled on the following Sundays:

      • December 16
      • January 27, 2019

        * Blackbelt Exams are scheduled only twice a year in May and October. Make-up blackbelt exams are available in June & November for those who had to miss or failed to pass.




        • Judan - 10th degree Blackbelt
        • Kyudan - 9th degree Blackbelt
        • Hachidan - 8th degree Blackbelt
        • Nanadan - 7th degree Blackbelt
        • Rokudan - 6th degree Blackbelt
        • Godan - 5th degree Blackbelt
        • Yondan - 4th degree Blackbelt
        • Sandan - 3rd degree Blackbelt
        • Nidan - 2nd degree Blackbelt
        • Shodan - 1st degree Blackbelt
        • 1st kyu - Brown belt
        • 2nd kyu - Brown belt
        • 3rd kyu - Brown belt
        • 4th kyu - Purplebelt
        • 5th kyu - Purplebelt
        • 6th kyu - Green belt
        • 7th kyu - Blue belt
        • 8th kyu - Red belt
        • 9th Kyu - Orange belt
        • 10th Kyu - Yellow belt
        Kyudan - 9th degree Blackbelt
        Hachidan - 8th degree Blackbelt
        Nanadan - 7th degree Blackbelt
        Rokudan - 6th degree Blackbelt
        Godan - 5th degree Blackbelt
        Yondan - 4th degree Black belt
        Sandan - 3rd degree Black belt
        Nidan - 2nd degree Black belt
        Shodan - 1st degree Black belt
        1st kyu - Brown belt
        2nd kyu - Brown belt
        3rd kyu - Brown belt
        4th kyu - Purplebelt
        5th kyu - Purplebelt
        6th kyu - Green belt
        7th kyu - Blue belt
        8th kyu - Red belt
        9th Kyu - Orange belt
        10th Kyu - Yellow belt

        Shotokan Kata practiced at Yushin-juku


        Shito-ryu Kata practiced at Yushin-juku

        • Sanchin
        • Matsukaze
        • Seienchin
        • Bassai
        • Kururunfa
        • Nipaipo
        • Shisochin
        • Super-rinpei

        Goju-ryu Kata practiced at Yushin-juku

        • Teisho
        • Seipai
        • Saifa
        For more information, please contact our chief instructor: Akihiro Omi <aki@yushin-juku.org>