Instructor Profiles

Hali SerriankarateSerrian2

Sensei Serrian began training in Yoshukai karate in January of 2013 and received her first degree black belt in April of 2016. She served as instructor apprentice under Sensei Hofmeister and became Head Instructor of Athens Yoshukai Karate in November of 2016. 

Sensei Serrian cross trains in Kyuki-do and received her first degree black belt in that style in April 2017. She also studies Hapkido.

When not teaching Yoshukai, Sensei Serrian works as a children’s instructor at AKF Athens Martial Arts.

In day to day life, Hali strives to continue growing as a person and a martial artist.


Ken BlumreichKarateSenseiBlumreich

Sensei Blumreich serves as Athens Yoshukai’s ranking student. He received his first-degree blackbelt in Kyuki-Do in 1993, studying under Master Lloyd Holden in Janesville, WI.  He served as an assistant instructor for Master Holden for several years, eventually moving to Athens to open his own studio in 2000.  He received the rank of second-degree blackbelt in Kyuki-Do in 1997, promoted to third-degree in Kyuki-Do in 2002, fourth-degree in Kyuki-Do in 2007, and fifth-degree (Master) in Kyuki-Do in 2012.  He currently operates a full time school (AKF Athens Martial Arts) in Athens, GA.  He earned his Shodan in Yoshukai in June of 2008. 

While his primary art is Kyuki-Do, he also trains extensively in judo (studying under Master Lloyd Holden, Grand Master Ok Hyung Kim and Sensei Lunsford), as well as in Yoshukai Karate.  It is Ken’s firm belief that the primary responsibility of any instructor is to develop the spirit, the character, and the moral fiber of students in addition to cultivating their physical abilities.

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