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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.




Kaizen Kan Judo Program Begining September 7th


We have a lot of up coming changes at Kaizen Kan, while we have been a Kyokushin Karate (Bas-I Kyokushin Karate Org), Shin Shin Ryu Iai-Jutsu (Shin Shin Kai) Dojo, starting Monday, September 7th, at 6:00 pm we will kick off the Kaizen Kan Judo program.  This continues  us on our goal to building a strong, family orientated, Tradition Japanese Budo  Dojo, and spreading these arts to the Tucson area.

The Judo Program will be headed up by Shihan Ken Wintin a 6th dan with 50 years experience training and teaching the art of Kodokan Judo both in the U.S and Japan.  To start out the program will run every Monday at 6:00 pm, BUT classes will be added with interest!!! and we anticipate the interest. Students must wear the appropriate Judo uniform (White), and it is recommended that adults wear the double weave jacket (rather than the single weave), Children (8 and up) should be fine with a single weave Judo jacket.

We have had a huge response to the up coming Judo seminars on Aug 8th and 22nd, and these events are looking to be very successful. 

We are planing to be fully involved in the Judo community (competitions ect.) as the program develops. 

Monthly dues: 

Judo only $65 per month

Full Kaizen Kan program $130 per month unlimited training (Kyokushin Karate, Kodokan Judo & Koryu Iai-Jutsu).

We can also handle your equipment needs as we are a authorized deal of:

Isami (Japan)

Fuji Sports