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AUSTIN SPOTLIGHT

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Kimberly Jones, Owner
(512) 251-8067
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Austin Dojo

Austin Dojo

The Austin Division of the TOGKF is directed by Shihan Ty Yocham who has been actively studying and teaching Okinawa GoJu Ryu Karate since 1989.  His ranking and leadership abilities are certified and recognized on an international level.  Sensei Yocham started his first assistant teaching assignment in 1990, and has been instructing classes ever since.  His considerable experience includes adult karate instruction, youth karate instruction, weapons instruction, women’s self-defense classes, and demonstrations at large events such as “The Big Boy Toy Show,” “City-Wide Fourth of July Festivities,” the “Hairy Man Festival” and numerous karate tournaments.  The “Martial Arts of the World” encyclopedia contains several pictures of Sensei Yocham in its 2001 printing.

Sensei Yocham has been selected by his peers in the Texas Okinawan GoJu-Kai Karate Federation (TOGKF) as “Instructor of the Year” for eight of the past nine years (1995-2001 and 2003).  Similarly, the quality of his classes are reflected in their selection as “School of the Year” each year for the past nine years (1995-2003).  These honors earned Sensei Yocham and his students the additional honors of “TOGKF Instructor of the Decade” and “TOGKF School of the Decade” for the 1990’s.  Mr. Yocham was inducted into the very first Texas Martial Arts Hall of Fame as 1997 Instructor of the Year in the Okinawan Division.

Mr. Yocham has demonstrated success in the competitive arena as well.  He and his students have participated in international tournament competition, where team members have won numerous gold, silver, and bronze medals.  In addition, Sensei Yocham’s classes, collectively known as Austin Okinawan Karate, have, through his leadership, brought home the first-place team trophy for the past six years from the TOGKF Winter Invitational Tournament.

Sensei Yocham is currently serving as the International Secretary, U.S.A. Vice-Chairman, the Texas State Director for the Kokusai Okinawa Butoryu Gohokan Karatedo (KOBGK), and as an advisor to the TOGKF.  Mr. Yocham also served for two years (2001-2003) as a member of the Governing Council (school board) for NYOS Charter School in Austin, Texas.

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KARATE ADVANTAGE »

Child Classes
  
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thur
Fri
Children’s class in North Austin 4:15 - 5:00pm  
4:15 - 5:00pm
   

 

Teen and Adult Classes
  
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thur
Fri
Teen and Adult Beginner class in Round Rock      
7:30- 8:10pm
 
Adult GoJu Ryu Karate Class in North Austin 7:00 - 8:30pm   7:00 - 8:30pm    
Adult GoJu Ryu Karate Class in Round Rock   8:15 - 9:45pm   8:15 - 9:45pm  
White Crane Class in
Round Rock
      6:30 - 7:15pm  
Kobudo (weapons) class
  Contact us for a schedule      


Monthly Tuition:
- Beginner class: $49.00 (full time student $39.00)
- Child Class: $80.00.
- Teen/Adult class: $120.00 (full time student $99.00).

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