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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:

520-289-7318

KaizenkanTucson@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

 

 

Kyokushin Karate

 

Kyokushin kaikan (極真会館) is a style of stand-up, full contact karate, founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese karate master, Sosai Masutatsu Oyama (大山倍達 Ōyama Masutatsu)  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).  

As Tucson's only Kyokushin Karate Dojo we strive to bring the best training experience to our students and spread the teaching and philosophy of the Kyokushin school of Karate.  In training we focus on the Kihon (basic technique), Kata (waza) and kumite (free sparing).  

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Dojo Kun

The Dojo kun is recited at the end of each training session. Students must learn the dojo kun and have a full understanding of its customs. The training oath is as follows:

We will train our hearts and bodies for a firm and unshakeable spirit.

We will pursue the true meaning of the martial way so that in time our senses may be alert.

With true vigor we will seek to cultivate a spirit of self-denial

We will observe the rules of courtesy respect our superiors and refrain from violence.

We will follow our religious principles and never forget the true virtue of humility

We will look up towards to wisdom and strength not seeking other desires

All our lives through the discipline of karate we will seek to fulfill the true meaning of the Kyokushin way

The Kyokushin Spirit

The Kyokushin spirit is to keep ones head low (modesty), eye high (ambitious), reserved in speech (control ones language), kind in heart (strength in character) and serve other people with fidal piety (serving others well). This is the spirit of Mas Oyama and these are the principles of the art.

Based on Courtesy, Humility and Respect framed by serious and intense advanced Kyokushin techniques and discipline.

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