A traditional art of self-defence and self-improvement with modern training methods

Kyokushin (pronounced key-o-koo-shin) Karate is a very powerful and graceful martial art combining both traditional and modern freestyle training methods into a practical and effective self-defence system that is suitable for everyone of most ages and abilities. The name Kyokushin translates to “Ultimate Truth” or “Ultimate Reality”.

Although challenging, with solid contact and knockdown training when students are ready, everyone can participate in Kyokushin Karate if they are determined. The style emphasizes the individual’s physical, mental and spiritual development more than than winning or losing in accordance with a set of made up rules. The measurement of an individual’s performance in relation to others does not matter; the concern is always with the student’s own progress in facing and overcoming his or her own individual limitations and challenges.

The benefits of practicing Kyokushin Karate can be many, including:

  • Balance and Posture
  • Self-Discipline and Responsibility
  • Physical Fitness and Healthy Living
  • Coordination and Motor Skills
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence Building
  • Better sleep
  • Better concentration
  • Improved emotional health
  • Improved heart health
  • Improved self image
  • Stronger immune system
  • Greater strength and flexibility
  • Healthier weight
  • Self-Defence
  • Concentration and Listening
  • Social Interaction and Teamwork
  • Self-Control and Good Decision Making

“…the Spirit of Karate-do is to fight to overcome oneself – not others.”