Traditional and Practical Training in Martial Arts Reality

2017 Black Belt Quarterly Classes

All classes are on Saturdays,
from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

January 28th, April 29th
July 29th, October 28th

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Important Testing Dates
Mark Your Calendars

NOTE: Only those students testing
will be allowed on the mat.

Brown Belt Testing will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017
Youth Class Students:    9:00 am
Samurai Cop Students: 10:00 am

Black Belt Testing will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9:00 am

Mark your calendars for
the 29th Annual Awards Banquet & Dinner Party

Saturday, December 9, 2017
at 6:00 pm

Tickets on sale
October 7th through October 30th only

Adults $35.00
Kids 17 and under $30.00

Limited Seating
New Location This Year


• Important information for all Shuyokan Members,
   please read.

• 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.

Shuyokan Sayings

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. --- Leo Tolstoy"