Martial Arts


World Yoshukai Karate offers ages 4 and above instruction in traditional Karate, self-defense, physical conditioning, the use of traditional Karate weapons, respect, manners, and discipline. Mike Culbreth, Master Instructor, an 8th degree Black Belt, instructs all classes, as he has for more than 38 years.

  • Class I: Little Ninjas
    • Ages: 4 through 6
    • Tuesday and Thursday
    • for times, please call (334) 794-8238
  • Class II: Karate
    • Ages: 7 through 12
    • Tuesday and Thursday
    • for times, please call (334) 794-8238
  • Class III: Adult Karate 
    • Ages: 13 and up
    • Tuesday and Thursday
    • 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

The location for all classes is at Westgate Recreation Center. The fee for all classes is $60 per month. Registration is held the first week of each month at each location. Call (334) 615-3700 for more information.

Other Karate classes will be offered at World Yoshukai Karate, 1791 Ross Clark Circle. Call (334) 794-8238 for more information.

Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chuan is an exercise practiced at a slow and even speed. This non-aggressive Martial Art promotes relaxation, straight posture, good balance, internal strength, coordination, and peace of mind. The Tai Chi movements calm a person's emotions and focus the mind, helping to improve bodily functions and prevent aging and disease.

  • Class: Tuesday and Thursday (morning) 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Fee: $50 per person
  • Instructor: Email Frederic Lecut or call (334) 798-1639
  • Location: Westgate Recreation Center
  • Registration: Register with the instructor the first class of each month.
  1. Westgate Recreation Center

    Physical Address
    501 Recreation Road
    Dothan, AL 36303

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 2128
    Dothan, AL 36302

    Phone: (334) 615-3762

    Building Hours
    Monday through Thursday
    5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    2 to 6 p.m.

    Office Hours
    Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.