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


2017 YUSHIN-JUKU SPRING INVITATIONAL
KARATE & KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS


May 28 (Sunday)
Kendo competition: 12pm-to-2pm
Karate competition: 2pm-to-5pm


View/Download Karate Competition Divisions & Registration Form (PDF)


2017 MEMORIAL DAY KARATE TRAINING CAMP

May 29 (Monday)

View/Download Schedule & Sign-up Form (PDF)


2017 SUMMER KARATE CAMP

August 9 (Wed), 10 (Thu) & 11 (Fri)

View/Download Schedule & Sign-up Form (PDF)


2017 YUSHIN-JUKU FALL INVITATIONAL
KARATE & KENDO CHAMPIONSHIPS


September 3 (Sunday)
Kendo competition: 12pm-to-2pm
Karate competition: 2pm-to-5pm


View/Download Karate Competition Divisions & Registration Form (PDF)


2017 LABOR DAY KARATE TRAINING CAMP

September 4 (Monday)



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.


SPRING 2017 KARATE CLASS HOURS
(Effective March 1, 2017)

Monday
  • 5:15 pm  Children (Beginners) (white/yellow/orange belts)
  • 6:00 pm  Children (Intermediate & Advanced) (red-to-black belts)
  • 7:00 pm  Youth & Adults

Tuesday
  • 5:15 pm  Children (Beginners)
  • 6:00 pm  Children (Intermediate & Advanced)

Wednesday
  • 5:15 pm  Children (Beginners)
  • 6:00 pm  Children (Intermediate & Advanced)
  • 7:00 pm  Black Belt Class (brown & black belts only)

Thursday
  • 5:15 pm  Children (Beginners)
  • 6:00 pm  Children (Intermediate & Advanced)
  • 7:00 pm  Black Belt Class (brown & black belts only)

Friday
  • 6:00 pm  Children (Beginners)
  • 7:00 pm  Children (Intermediate & Advanced)

Saturday
  • 2:15 pm  Children (Beginner & Intermediate)
  • 3:00 pm  Youth / Adults / Advanced Children

Sunday
  • 10:15 am  Beginner Children
  • 11:00 pm  Intermediate Children
  • 12:00 pm  Youth / Adults / Advanced Children
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, May 21: Belt Test @ 1pm (Black-belt exam is also available)


      • Sunday, May 28: Kendo Tournament @ 12pm




                        • Sunday, June 11: Belt Test @ 1pm (Black-belt Make-up exam is also available)


                            • July 1 - 9: YUSHIN-JUKU SUMMER RECESS (No karate/kendo/iaido classes)


                              • Sunday, July 30: Belt Test @ 1pm



                                      • Sunday, August 27: 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.
                                                      2017 Belt Tests are scheduled on the following Sundays:

                                                      • March 26
                                                      • April 30
                                                      • May 21 *
                                                      • June 11
                                                      • July 30
                                                      • August 27
                                                      • September 24
                                                      • October 22 *
                                                      • November 12
                                                      • December 10

                                                      * Blackbelt Exams are held twice a year in May and October. Make-up blackbelt exams will be held in June & November.


                                                      To register, please download, complete and print the application form, detach and give the bottom portion to the JACC receptionist with $80 test fee on or before the day of the test. Please make all checks payable to "Yushin-juku."


                                                      On the test day, all candidates should attend 1:00pm class to review their test requirements. The test fee includes this class fee.  Belt-test itself will start around 2:30pm and will end around 3:30pm.





                                                      • 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>