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World Yoshukai Karate Defuniak Springs

World Yoshukai karate Kobudo organization is the only karate association recongnized and certified by Yoshukai founder Grandmaster Katsuo Yamamoto. The organization is led by President Shihan Hiroaki Toyama and Vice President Shihan Mike Culbreth.

Yoshukai Karate can trace its lineage back to the founding fathers of karate in Okinawa over three hundred years ago. The Japanese Grandmaster Katsuoh Yamamoto, began his formal training in the Chito-Ryu style under Dr. Chitose. In 1959, he opened his own school in Kitakyushu, Japan. From 1960 to 1963 Yamamoto was considered the top competitor in Japan. In 1963 Dr. Chitose pronounced him the Grandmaster of Yoshukai Style of Karate

Senpai McGinnis


World Yoshukai Karate Kabudo Organization – Certified Instructor, 3rd degree black belt

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

Holistic Wellness

Yoga/Pilates Instructor –NETA

CPR, American Heart Association

Professional Experience

Mathematics Professor – NWFSC

Karate Instructor – WYKKO

Personal Trainer – YMCA, Niceville, Fl

Yoga Instructor—YMCA, Niceville, Fl

Tai Chi Instructor – YMCA, Niceville, Fl

Jayashri Integrated Fitness—Owner, Fl


M.A. Mathematics, UWF

B.A. Mathematics, Arts Minor, UWF

Martial Arts Achievements

Over 20 years experience teaching

Karate, Tai Chi Chuan, and fitness

Licensed Karate Instructor for WYKKO

Training in Hapkido, Kuk Sool, Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan

1st place kata, and weapons at the Southern Karate Open tournament from 2007—2012

1st place kata and weapons at the Sunshine classic open karate tournament 2007—2012

2nd place in the men’s division at the Sunshine Classic Open Karate Tournament 2011

Tournament Judge for Kumite, kata and weapons

Experienced in simi-knockout Japanese


Coach—Full Contact Japanese kumite

Rating & Reviews


Recommended by 2 of 2 users
Instruction Quality: Excellent
Other Aspects: Excellent

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World Yoshukai Karate Defuniak Springs location Map
NWFSC Chataqua Center Continuing Ed
908. Hwy 90 w
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
United States
Phone: 850-368-2769

Martial Art Styles

The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at World Yoshukai Karate Defuniak Springs:

  • Karate

Programs & Class Schedule

World Yoshukai Karate Kobudo Organization
Monday and Wednesday 6 - 7 beginner/intermediate
7 - 8 intermediate/advanced

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