Kyokushin Karate is one of the strongest styles of karate ever created. Our instructor, Zibby Koszela, is one of only a hand full of Karate practitioners in the world that have every attempted and completed the 100 Kumite (fight) challenge. In these classes expect to be pushed to the breaking point and beyond. Kyokushin Karate turns your body and mind in to a weapon. Intense conditioning and stretching will prepare you for Friday night sparring sessions.
Classes are 16+
About the instructors
Zibby and Marek have been training Kyokushin Karate for two decades under very well know and talented instructors such as Shihan Gilbert from Montreal Canada and Sensei Marek Drozdzowski From Poland.
First class is free, Drop in is $15. Monthly fee is $80+HST.
Kyokushin Karate History
KYOKU- means ultimate, SHIN- truth or reality, KAI- to meet, join, associate. It takes time to fully understand the meaning. Karate is both an art and philosophy, because each person has a different personality, this reflects itself in their interpretation. Therefore, karate masters founded their own schools, teaching their style or ryu. Kyokushinkai is the name given to our style of karate. Kyokushin is a style of stand-up, full contact karate, founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese karate master, Masutatsu Oyama who was born under the name Choi Young-Eui. 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). Kyokushin has influenced many of the "Full-Contact" schools of karate, emphasizing realistic combat, physical toughness, and practicality in its training curriculum. The Knockdown karate competition system pioneered by Kyokushin has been adopted by many different karate styles and organizations. Other martial arts organizations have "spun off" from Kyokushin over the years, with some changing the combat repertory by adding various techniques, such as grappling, but continuing with the same philosophy of realistic and practical training methodology.