REDEFINING TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS
Windsor's home for full-contact, bare-knuckle karate
ABOUT OUR COACH
Shihan Norm Rivard is a 7th-degree black belt and a prolific competitor in bare-knuckle, full-contact karate. He has represented Canada at the highest levels of international competition, with notable victories at the Shidokan and Sabaki international tournaments.
Although retired from full-contact knockdown competition, he continues to compete in traditional kata in the Michigan Sport Karate Association. Click here for a highlight reel of some of Shihan Norm's notable full-contact performances.
Shihan Norm is the head instructor at KIHON, and is likely to be the first person you meet when visiting the school. Besides being a top-tier competitor, Norm is a world-class teacher. He has created a culture that excels at introducing new students to our sport - so don't be shy! KIHON is an extremely welcoming and beginner-friendly place to train.
WHAT WE DO
KIHON is about more than just punching and kicking;
Our school is a community of friends in mutual pursuit of continual progress and improvement.
Our primary focus is on developing well-rounded fighters and participating in (and winning!) high-level competition, but the KIHON KARATE curriculum also includes traditional Okinawan kata, grappling, and self defense strategies and techniques.
“KIHON KARATE has improved my life on many levels. Foremost being an increase in personal confidence. I was always unsure if I could defend myself. I feel very confident I can do this now. Not only do I feel confident to protect myself and my family, but I feel I can instruct others also."
Martin, University Professor
KIHON KARATE in
2016 North American Championship
Shihan Norm Highlight Reel
It's time to try it out!
KIHON's experienced instructors are ready to help you start on the path to becoming a fit, confident, well-rounded fighter! Enter your information below and one of our coaches will be in touch to book a tour of the school and a FREE introductory lesson!