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Kaizen Kan

Bas-I Kyokushin Karate Organization Arizona Hombu


Kaizen Kan is a traditional Japanese Dojo, teaching Kyokushin Karate and Shin Shin Ryu Iai-Jutsu in Tucson, Arizona.  We are a member dojo of the Bas-I Kyokushin Karate Organization and the Shin Shin Kai.  For information on classes please contact us at:



Kyokushin kaikan (極真会館) is a style of stand-up, full contact karate, founded in 1964 by Sosai Masutatsu Oyama (大山倍達) Kyokushinkai is Japanese for "the society of the ultimate truth." Kyokushin is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training. Its full contact style has had international appeal (practitioners have over the last 40+ years numbered more than 12 million).

Judo (meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎). Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent.

Shin Shin Ryu Iai-jutsu is a traditional Japanese sword art dating back to the feudal period.  The current Soke (Soke Yamada) is the 11th in the line, with the Hombu in Takayama, Gifu Ken, Japan.  Outside side Japan we are lead by International Remecho Carl McClafferty.  Kaicho McClafferty is a retired Chief Border Patrol Agent and teaches in the Tucson Area.




Our New Location!


Frist off, I would like to Thank Sensei Honeycutt and his Dojo, Seishin Kan for allowing us to use their Dojo floor for our training!  Starting February 1st we will be relocating to Zona Fitness located at 8160 S Houghton Rd Ste 110, Tucson, AZ 85747 full time.  This will give us greater opportunities to train and grow our school.

Tentatively we are scheduled to train:

Mondays at 7:15 All ages

Wednesdays at 7:15 All ages

Fridays at 3:30 kids

Saturdays at 12:30 kids & 1:15 All Ages


During the month of January will continue to training Tuesdays and Thursdays at Saeishin Kan at 6:00pm.  Also will be offering introductory lessons at Zona Fitness at the following dates and times.

January 24th 3:30pm to 4:15pm Kids

January 25th 12:30pm to1:15pm kids

January 25th 1:15pm to 2:30pm All ages

January 29th 7:15pm to 8:15pm All ages

Please see the Zona Fitness link for new fees and tuitions for new students