Traditional and Practical Training in Martial Arts Reality

Sensei Dye was promoted to 5th Dan in Budoshin Ju-JitsuDecember 5, 2015: At the 27th annual Shuyokan holiday party held in Costa Mesa, California on December 5, 2015, Sensei Dye was promoted to 5th Dan in Budoshin Ju-Jitsu by Professor George Kirby and the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai. [read more here...]

Shuyokan Black Belts receive the official Shuyokan Ryu Black Belt pinDecember 5, 2015: Shuyokan Black Belts receive the official Shuyokan Ryu Black Belt pin at a Formal Pinning Ceremony held in Costa Mesa on December 5, 2015. All future students being promoted to Shodan will receive their pin from [read more here...]


Black Belt Quarterly Class Training

Black Belt Quarterly Class Training
Posted: October 12, 2015

These Classes Will Be Part of All Future Black Belt Promotional Requirements
Including, and In Addition To, The Saturday Morning Black Belt Classes

2016 Training Schedule
Saturdays 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.
January 30 – April 30 – July 30 – October 29

Please Mark Your Calendars

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• 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.

Shuyokan Sayings

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