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Karate probably had its beginning with the pre-historic man out of need to defend himself from his enemies, i.e., other men or animals. Pre-historic man survived and evolved, which serves as evidence that his fighting system in defending himself was successful in the era before and coinciding with the development of weapons. No written records or systematic indexing of this fighting system has existed. Systemization of karate has only occured in the last few centuries. 

The foundation of Yoshukai Karate is built on the art of "empty-hand-fighting".  Punching, striking, kicking and blocking are the fundamental techniques that are reinforced by correct physical and physiological training principles.  Students practice kata (forms) and kumite (free sparring) with emphasis on form, balance, timing, concentration of power, and speed.  Additional training in oriental weaponry and advanced self-defense are provided for advancing students.

  1. To uphold the Dojo name,
  2. To seek perfection of character,
  3. To be faithful,
  4. To endeavor in all things,
  5. To respect others,
  6. To refrain from violent behavior

Students at MAS advance according to the belt system laid out below. Students must display certain techniques and quality of execution in order advance from one rank to the next. Our students are held to high levels of performance. Every belt must be earned. But technique alone does not make a MAS black belt. Character and discipline are also taken into consideration. All students must wear all white to test (white gi top, white gi pant, white class shirt). Read more below and click here for the testing schedules and to register online.


Our weapons course is now an on-going weekly course!  6th Kyu (green belt) and higher ranking karate students can now train on bo each Thursday at 5:30.