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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.




New Location and Schedule!


This will be our last of week training at Zonafitness.  The owners Tom and Dawn and their staff have been great to us for the last year (10 months), but it is time for us to move into our own location.  October 18th at 12:30pm we will hold our fall promotion and close out our time at Zona.  There will be no training until October 25th (1 week), to get the final touches on the Dojo finished.

Our new address is 9431 East 22nd Street Suite 161, Tucson Arizona 85710.  We are located in the Frys complex, West of Target. Doors will be open at 4pm Monday through Friday.  Our new schedule:

  • Mondays: 5pm and 6pm Kyokushin Karate
  • Tuesdays:  5pm and 6pm Kyokushin Karate
  • Wednesdays: 4pm (kids 45 min) 5pm and 6pm Kyokushin Karate
  • Thursdays: 5pm Shin Shin Ryu Iai-jutsu and 6pm open floor
  • Fridays: 4pm (kids 45 min) 5pm and 6pm Kyokushin Karate
  • Saturdays:  11am (kids 45 min), 12pm and 1pm Kyokushin Karate


In short, training this week as normal, promotion/testing on Saturday the 18th at 12:30.  No training next week until Saturday the 25th at 11:00am.  Exciting times!