Nothing goes against our philosophy at Yah Karate or against the tenants of Shotokan itself more than unjustified or excessive violence.
We are deeply disturbed by recent acts of such violence, especially when perpetrated by those whose duty is to protect. Although Karate teaches us to be strong fighters, it is important to remember that the purpose of martial arts training is to nurture and maintain peace both within ourselves and the world around us. With the ability to cause harm comes the responsiblity not to do so.
We respect those using their voices and power to defend and protect the oppressed, and stand in solidarity with those who advocate justice. Our hearts go out to the families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and all others who have been systematically abused by a society designed to silence them.
Linked below is a list of resources to visit if you wish to help, learn, donate, or advocate further.
Welcome to YAH Karate Training
At YAH, we study the traditional art of Shotokan karate.
We believe karate is beneficial to any and every aspect of life. Getting the most out of our training means adopting a karate mindset–one of dedication and perseverance–in all that we do: from self defense, to sports, to general life philosophy.
Our goal is to spread the benefits of karate to as many people as possible: people of all ages, all backgrounds, and all abilities. That’s why classes are available to anyone ages 5 and up.