At KIHON KARATE, we turn beginners into full contact, bare-knuckle fighters
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Since 1974, it has been the mission of KIHON KARATE to introduce new students to traditional martial arts...
...but NOT the way classical karate is usually practiced in the west!
At KIHON, our focus is on developing full-power punching and kicking techniques and turning YOU into a full-contact, bare knuckle competitor!
Most commonly, karate in North America is practiced with very little contact. We believe that this method is inferior in competition and - more importantly - where it really matters: the street!
KIHON Karate is a system of unarmed combat with its roots on the island of Okinawa. KIHON's founder, Windsor native Kancho Lloyd D. Russette, brought these techniques from Okinawa and used them to form the basis of his own no-nonsense fighting system. Learn more about the history of KIHON Karate by clicking here.
KIHON is proud to have an uncommonly large number of active black belt students and instructors. We believe that this is thanks to the quality of our material, physically demanding training, and a school culture of support and inclusivity. Meet some of them here:
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