Yoshukai Karate International

Our Mission Statement is:

To preserve the history and promote the study of the martial art of Yoshukai Karate and Kobudo and in so doing, maintain the highest standards of integrity, family values, and the fair and equitable treatment of all members. Yoshukai Karate International admits students of any race, color, creed, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or marital status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or marital status in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship policy or any other organization-administered programs.

Our dojo rules are:

  1. to uphold the dojo name,
  2. to seek perfection of character,
  3. to be faithful,
  4. to endeavor in all things,
  5. to respect others, and
  6. to refrain from violent behavior.

As we continue on our journey we are building on the works of the great masters who have come before us.

Board of Directors

Yoshukai Karate International

Mike McClernan

Michael McClernan

President | Kudan | Hanchi


William Moore

Secratary/Treasurer | Hachidan | Kyoshi


Bob Bush

Emeritus | Hachidan | Renshi


John Matthews

Vice President | Shichidan | Kyoshi


Ricky Copeland

Shichidan | Renshi


Richard Cromwell

Emeritus | Shichidan | Shihan

Christina McClernan

Christina McClernan

Shichidan | Renshi


Lee Farrell

Shichidan | Renshi


Michael Mendelson

Shichidan | Shihan


Eddie Machen

Shichidan | Shihan

Traveling Class Instructors

Kobudo | Kata | Kumite | Self-Defense

John Matthews

Chief Instructor at the Bamboo Dojo in Vero Beach, FL.

Ricky Copeland

Chief Instructor at the TYKI Dojo in Titusville, FL.

Stephen Arroyo

Chief Instructor at the Abbott’s Bridge Dojo and World Champion Karateka.

Steve LaBar

Working out of the Abbott’s Bridge Dojo, Steve enjoys traveling and teaching.