Corning, NY


Mr. Gene Beecher


Classes Are Held At

12 Spruce Street
Corning, New York 14830
Phone: (607) 936-6867


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Our Schedule


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Ü4:00-5:00pm Ò Junior Classes 6-12 

5:00-6:00 pm -ÜAdvanced6:00-7:00 pm Ò All Ranks

Ü4:00-5:00 pm Ò Juniors 

5:00-6:00 pm Ò All Ranks


6:00-7:00 pm Ò All Ranks

Ü5:00-6:00 pm Ò All Ranks Ü10:00-11:00 am Ò All Ranks




About The Instructor


Mr. Gene Beecher, a 6th degree Black Belt studying under Master Hidy Ochiai. Mr. Beecher has brought to this community an awareness of what your body can achieve through training and conditioning in the martial arts. He has over 20 years of experience in karate and continues to train under Master Hidy Ochiai, headquartered in Vestal, NY. He has helped students achieve self-improvement as taught to him by Master Ochiai.

There are two dojos that are training in Washin-ryu in this area. One located at East 14th Street in Elmira Heights and the other at 12 Spruce Street in Corning. Mr. Beecher is the instructor at both dojos and dedicates his time sharing his knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication for Master Ochiai (Sensei), Washin-ryu karate and his students through his captivating and charismatic teachings. He also continues to share his knowledge within many local school districts as he is also involved in the Educational Karate Program (EKP) as a trainer.

Additional Information


Traditional Japanese Karate

Come and learn the ancient art of Washin-Ryu Karate. Develop respect, concentration and confidence. The school emphasizes a sound mind in a sound body with a strong spirit. Special classes for youth ages 6-12.

Gentle Karate

Gentle Karate is open to anyone who enjoys the benefits of exercise without the demands of strenuous aerobics. Adults and children of any age will find that exercising Gentle Karate will improve your balance, stability and memorization. Breathing techniques will improve your concentration and basically make you feel good. Classes are open to everyone including students, past students and the general public. Young and old will greatly benefit from practicing Gentle Karate.


Junior Class:Ü This class is designed for Juniors ages 6-12 years old of all abilities.

All Ranks Class:Ü Our classes are designed for men, women and children (over the age of six) of all abilities.Ü All classes are strictly non-contact and safety is the priority!Ü Beginners do not need to purchase a uniform (Gi) and no contract are required.

Advanced Class:Ü Classes are designed for men, women and children who have reached the ranks of Brown and Black Belts.Ü The structure of the class is the same however training is at a higher level.

Each one hour class includes:

Warm-up exercises
Self-defense technique
Non-contact sparring
Cool down exercises