Traditional and Practical Training in Martial Arts Reality

Teen Road To Safety
Shuyokan and Teen Road To Safety Join Together In Helping Both Adults and Teens Become Safer Drivers.
The Shuyokan Dojo has teamed up with Teen Road To Safety to offer both adults and teens who are current members attending any of the classes at Shuyokan or the
Samurai Cop Academy, discount rates for Behind The Wheel Driving Lessons, Classroom Lessons and the Advanced Driving Courses.
[read more]

Sensei Dye Announces Shuyokan's Affiliation and His Promotion with Shioda International Aikido Federation
At the 26th annual Shuyokan Holiday Party held on December 6, 2014 in Costa Mesa, California, and attended by over 150 guests, Sensei Dye announced Shuyokan's affiliation
with the Shioda International Aikido Federation. [read more]

Tribute to Samantha Nguyen
A Celebration of Life
A Scholarship Award will be awarded in 2015 (and each year thereafter) to a Shuyokan student as a tribute to Samantha Nguyen (2001 – 2013) whose smiles
brought us laughter and memories that will last us forever.
– Sensei David Dye

Double Tap - The Movie
Double Tap – The Movie

Featuring lead actor and action star Shuyokan Black Belt Fabian Carrillo and Shuyokan Black Belt stuntmen: Senseis Leonard Takahashi, Paul Hayes, Wes Watkins and
Jeff Walker with Sensei David Dye as a stunt choreographer and stuntman. [read more]


• Important information for all Shuyokan Members,
   please read. (updated April 10, 2013).

• Don't miss the new photos in our History area.

• Announcing the launch of a new web site for the training of law enforcement personnel: Taiho-44.


Shuyokan - "Serving Costa Mesa Since 1980"


There is no perfect martial art system. If there was, we would all be studying it. All martial art systems have something to offer and all have strengths and weaknesses. Many of the techniques used for combat against warriors of the 17th century cannot be used against the warriors of this century. Weapons have changed and so have the rules of modern day combat. Traditional training is important in a martial art, but we must also study the practical applications of the art as it applies to the modern day warriors of our century. This is Martial Arts Reality.

Shuyokan offers classes for adults, youth, and law enforcement in practical applications of the traditional martial arts of Yoshinkan Aikido, Kodokan Judo, Jujutsu and Shotokan Karate Jutsu.


Training is an investment in yourself and your family.


Self Discipline is the best Discipline.


Hawaiian Lua is now being taught on Mondays from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This class is open to all parents of Recruits and any Youth Students or Samurai Cop Recruits holding the rank of 2nd kyu and up. The monthly fee is $15.00 for parents who have students currently enrolled at the dojo. Other students, both adult and youth, who train at the Dojo and wish to train in this class will also be required to pay the monthly fee of $15.00. Students are required to wear black workout pants and black polo shirts with a Lua patch provided and are required to purchase the Lua textbook. Students now have the opportunity to train and test for rank in Kaihewalu Hawiian Lua.


The Black Belt Inherits
The Black Belt Inherits
The Black Belt Inherits
The Black Belt Inherits

Shuyokan Sayings

"Eighty percent of success is showing up. --- Woody Allen"