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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.




Judo Seminar/Up Coming Program

We are happy to announce that during the month of August we will be hosting Shihan Ken Wintin (Kodokan Judo)for a 2 part seminar.  Each Session will be 2 hours of training open to the public.  Dates and times to be announced in the next few days. 
Shihan Wintin has of 50 years experience in Judo and spent many years training in Japan.
We are in the process of developing a full time Judo program at the dojo under Shihan Wintins instruction.  

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Ken Wintin 
6th Dan Kodokan Judo
6th Dan USA Jujtsu Federation 
Chudan Shin Shin Ryu Iai Jutsu 

Dojo Members 15$ each session
Non-members 30$ each session