Yoshisu Dojo is located in the heart of the University of Cincinnati's clifton campus. In the University's Campus Recreation Center, current and prospective karate students find personal instruction and training in a traditional style of karate called Chito-ryu.
Chito-ryu is a traditional Japanese style of Karate with Okinawan and Chinese roots. It was developed by a medical physician of renowned martial skill, Dr.Tsuyoshi Chitose, Saiko Shihan.
The Chito-ryu curriculum at Yoshisu targets optimal physical health, strength, confidence, and awareness which are the critical components of personal safety and defense. Classes emphasize powerful blocks, strikes, kicks, joint locks, wrist and choke releases as well as balance and incredible cardio and core strength. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED to begin training - only a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard. All instruction is individualized, and students progress in accordance with their own effort, attendance and practice. Students register for training on a semester basis. Those who continue their diligent training may become eligible to test for advancement in belt rank. Uniforms are not required but are available at whole sale cost. The instructor, Mina Ludwig, is a 5th degree black belt whose study of Chito-ryu began in 1983.
You do not have to be a University student nor a member of the UC Recreation center in order to train at Yoseikan Yoshisu. Tuition pricing is by the semester in accordance with the University of Cincinnati semesterly schedule.
Members of the recreation center may try their first class for free. If you are not a member of the Rec but have a serious interest in becoming a karate student, contact the instructor directly to arrange to watch class or participate in one free trial.
Additional training opportunities such as outdoor training and national clinics are regularly offered in addition to these regular class times.
2820 Bearcat Way Room A
Cincinnati, OH 45221