Welcome

Welcome to Upstate Yoshukai Karate!

 Kids Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm!  Youth/Adult Classes (13+) are enrolling now and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30!

Classes are held at the new Timken Community Center in Cowpens, SC, located at 180 Foster St, Cowpens, SC 29330

Upstate Yoshukai teaches traditional martial arts in a fun environment designed to help students achieve their personal goals.

Are you interested in:

  • Improved coordination and flexibility
  • Weight loss and cardiovascular training
  • Strength training
  • Improved self-respect and self-discipline
  • Japanese martial arts and culture
  • Having fun while making friends in a supportive environment

If so, then traditional karate is an exciting activity for the whole family!  Yoshukai Karate has been teaching its students to strive for excellence since 1963, and Upstate Yoshukai Karate is proud to share that 50 year tradition with the community of Spartanburg County.

Sensei Ben Dawkins is a 2nd degree black belt with teaching experience under Shihan-dai Erik Hofmeister (4th dan Yoshukai/3rd Dan Kyuki-do) of the World Yoshukai Karate Kobudo Organization (WYKKO) and Master Ken Blumreich (5th Dan Kyuki-do/2nd Dan Yoshukai) of the American Kyuki-do Federation (AKF).  He is dedicated to quality martial arts training in the community, and he looks forward to showing you how martial arts can improve your life!

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Sensei Dawkins at upstateyoshukai@gmail.com!

Start Karate Today at UYK!