Adult Karate

Our dojo (martial arts school) teaches Yoshukai Karate. Adult Karate classes meet four nights a week, and are taught by certified World Yoshukai Black Belts. Students begin at white belt and can attain the black belt in 3 to 4 years, training at least twice a week. All testings are overseen by head instructor, sixth degree black belt, Shihan Gerry Blanck.

Yoshukai means “strive for excellence” in Japanese. Students of Yoshukai Karate learn the 5 Precepts, which help them along this path:


  1. Respect and Manners – Hitostu – Reigi o omonzubeshi
  2. Be Prudent in Action – Hitostu – Taido o imashimubeshi
  3. Be Prudent in Speech – Hitostu – Gengo o tsutsushimbeshi
  4. Keep High Spirited – Hitostu – Iki o sakan ni subeshi
  5. Keep Yourself Clean – Hitostu – Seiketsu o mune to subeshi

Gerry Blanck's Adult Karate Class in Pacific Palisades