Friday, September 8, 2017

Panama City Tournament

The tournament is still on and we hope to see you all down there tomorrow to compete and for the party after the event.

Sensei Culbreth and Toyama.

Monday, June 19, 2017


Mark your calendars...


Join us on July 29th, 2017 for our 24th annual Karate "SUPERFIGHTS" Tournament, featuring international fighters and world champions. Family members and spectators are welcome as well. There will be Point Fighting, Semi-Knock-Down and Knock-Down Fighting. 

Registration begins at 9 am, and fights start at 10 am. Daytime fighters for 2 divisions will be $50 and daytime Knockdown fighters will be $65.

The Tournament will be held at the Oxford Civic Center, Oxford, AL.

Accomodations :  Fairfield Inn & Suites, 143 Colonial Drive, Oxford, AL - 256-831-1921 - Rate $84


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tensho Dai Kata

Tensho Dai, a tonfa kata, was created by Master Yuki Koda.

Tonfa were originally handles used to turn the top stone of a traditional Okinawan rice grinder.

Okinawan kobudo weapons Tonfa were originally handles to stone rice grinders
Okinawan Rice grinder with its Tonfa wooden handle

Here the kata is demonstrated by Shihan Mike Lilley at the World Yoshukai Karate &  Kobudo organization summer camp in Eufaula, Alabama, USA on June 17, 2017.

 Enjoy and practice...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Kenjutsu & Jojutsu seminar at Yoshukai Karate Dothan

You are invited to our first Bokken Week-end at the Yoshukai Karate Dojo in Dothan, AL on April 28, 29, 30. (Last week end of this month). During this seminar we will practice Kenjutsu and Jojutsu with partners and only use wooden weapons.

Kenjutsu Jojutsu Bokken seminar in Dothan last week end of April
Crossed Bokken ready to attack, or separate...

Some people like to brag about being “naturals” with a sword. I'm sure you've heard this before.... This is - to say the least - unfortunate. There is nothing natural about sword or stick fighting. It takes proper instruction, time and effort. Just as being an expert in Karate Kata or Heavy Breaking does not make you a fighter, practicing beautiful Iaido or Tameshigiri does not make you a swordsman. 

Kenjutsu Jojutsu seminar at Yoshukai Karate Dothan April 2017
Shimabukuro Hanshi pressures Robin Ramirez

Short of actual fighting, paired practice is the best way to improve your distance and timing. It is also much safer... This is what we'll practice this week-end and will have fun doing it.

Programme : 
Instructor : Shihan Frederic Lecut, 3rd Dan MJER, 5th Dan Yoshukai Karate.

Schedule :
Friday, April 28:  6:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday, April 29 : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with one hour lunch break
Sunday, April 30 : 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location : World Yoshukai Karate Dojo : 1791 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36301

Cost : 1 Session $10.00, full week-end : $ 20.00

Practice Kenjutsu - Bokken Weekend at Yoshukai Karate Dojo, Dothan, Alabama
Shimabukuro Hanshi & Carl Long Hanshi

Contact : Frederic Lecut : (334) 798 1639,

Master Yamamoto Day

At the Martial Arts History Museum

Saturday, August 12th, 4 pm!

you are invited to Master Yamamoto Day at the Martial Arts History Museum
Master Yamamoto founder of Yoshukai Karate at Gerry Blancks' Dojo

You're invited to honor and celebrate the life of Katsuoh Yamamoto, Grand Master and founder of Yoshukai Karate, at the world famous Martial Arts History Museum, in Burbank, CA, on August 12th, 2017 at 4 pm!

The event will be sponsored by World Yoshukai Karate Kobudo Organization and Traditionz. There will be slide show videos and testimonies from long time friends and students.

Special Guests include WYKKO Directors Hiroaki Toyama and Mike Culbreth, (and from Japan) Minako Yamamoto (Master Yamamoto's daughter) and Shihan Hiroshi Tsutsui, Cheryl Wheeler Sanders, Baxter "the One Arm Bandit" Humby, TJ Storm, James and Don "the Dragon" Wilson, Maurice Travis with iMan TV, and special celebrity guest MC Sensei SeaDog.

This event is in conjunction with Gerry Blanck's 35th Anniversary of Yoshukai Karate in Pacific Palisades, CA, which will be preceded by the Yoshukai Summer Seminar workout in the morning, and followed by the annual party at the Pearl Dragon in Pacific Palisades at 7:30 pm for dinner followed by DJ and Dancing at 9:30 pm.

The cost for the ceremony is a $10 donation at the Museum and is by invitation only. If you plan on attending, please RSVP Gerry Blanck in a private message or email him at :