Directions

The Athens Yoshukai dojo is located at 291 Brickleberry Ridge, on Athens’ east side.

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To enter the dojo, walk up the driveway, then down the sidewalk that leads to the dojo door, which is in the basement of the house.  

DIRECTIONS (click here for Google Maps directions):

Long but reliable (from downtown Athens):

Go east on Lexington (towards the east side Walmart)
Turn RIGHT onto Whit Davis (immediately perpendicular to the Walmart)
Continue on down Whit Davis. Go straight through the only Stop sign.
Continue down Whit Davis.  Go straight through the only stoplight.
You will see the neighborhood Waverly Woods on your left.

The next neighborhood is Woods of Habersham on the left. Turn LEFT into it, which will put you on Brickleberry Ridge. 
(This is 0.8 miles after the stoplight)
Go down Brickleberry Ridge- 291 is on the left
If you reach the end of Whit Davis Road, you have gone too far. Turn around and turn in the second neighborhood from the end of Whit Davis on that side. The neighborhood will now be on the right.


Quick but tricky (from campus):

Go east on College Station, towards the east side Kroger
At the end of College Station, turn left onto Barnett Shoals
At the fourth stop light, turn right onto Cedar Shoals.
Go to the end of Cedar Shoals.  Turn right onto Whit Davis.
Continue down Whit Davis.  Go straight through the only stoplight.
You will see the neighborhood Waverly Woods on your left.
The next neighborhood is Woods of Habersham. Turn LEFT into this neighborhood onto Brickleberry Ridge. 
(This is 0.8 miles after the stoplight)
Go down Brickleberry Ridge- the house is on the left
If you reach the end of Whit Davis, you have gone too far- turn around and go in the second neighborhood from the end of Whit Davis.

Full Schedule

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We offer classes to teens and adults, free of charge:
Sunday Yoshukai 2:00-3:30pm
Monday Yoshukai at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital 8:00-9:00pm
Wednesday Judo/Hapkido/Warm-Up 7:00-8:00pm
Wednesday Yoshukai 8:00-9:00pm

General Info

Athens Yoshukai was founded to teach martial arts in May 2006 by Shihan Erik Hofmeister. Sensei Hali Serrian took over dojo instruction in November 2017. Athens Yoshukai is an official dojo of the World Yoshukai Karate Kobudo Organization as directed by Master Yamamoto.KarateSerrianGeneralInfo

Mission Statement:

We guide people along their path of self-improvement through martial arts.

Values:

  • We value excellence in knowledge (terminology, history, tradition) and execution of technique.
  • We value quality instruction, learning through teaching, and constant improvement in our pedagogical skills.
  • We value dedication to the dojo and participation in the community of the dojo and World Yoshukai Karate.
  • We value personal fitness and working to continually improve one’s physical skills and abilities. 
  • We believe martial arts is a way of life and shouldn’t be a significant financial burden to those who wish to learn.

Vision:

  • Athens Yoshukai aspires to train the next generation of WYKKO instructors.
  • Athens Yoshukai aspires to provide a substantial support structure to the WYKKO in the form of support for events, instruction at events, physical aid during events, communication within the organization, and any other steps deemed appropriate by the Directors of the organization.
  • Athens Yoshukai aspires to coordinate, in partnership, the local Athens martial arts community to create a more positive, supportive, and welcoming community.


Dojo Rules:

  • Bow when entering and leaving the dojo.
  • Please remove all jewelry before practice.
  • Fold your hands behind your back or let them hang by your side instead of crossing them or putting them on your hips.
  • Respect all black belts and colored belts by addressing them by their last name.
  • Address black belts as “Sensei” and their last name.
  • Please dispose of any gum before class.
  • Please use proper language in the school.