Kyokushin Karate

   Located just 3 miles from downtown Saratoga Springs, we offer martial arts programs in Kyokushin Karate, Kickboxing & Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Kids Classes, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! All our classes are taught by certified instructors dedicated to giving you the best training experience possible. We are located at the Ndakinna Education Center surrounded by a pristine, 80 acre wilderness preserve which acts as the perfect backdrop for serious training with undisturbed focus.
   Our indoor facilities include two separate, discipline specific, training areas, all new padded walls, grappling mats, striking gear, brand new showers and a pro-shop stocked with all your training needs. Not only does Saratoga Kyokushin offer the best in martial arts, we also have a special focus on practical self-defense for real-world-situations and overall health of the mind, body and spirit.
   Below are introductions to the three core programs offered at Saratoga Kyokushin. Each can be taken individually, or packaged together in our all inclusive membership options. For more information about our current membership options please contact us today!

   KYOKUSHIN KARATE: Kyokushin Kaikan is Japanese for "the society of the ultimate truth" and was founded by the legendary Sosai Mas Oyama. Saratoga Kyokushin is headed by Shihan James Bruchac (5th degree black belt and IKU Northeast Chairman). Rooted in a philosophy of self improvement, discipline and hard training classes are customized for almost any skill level from kids, women, and business professionals to those looking for hard core martial arts competition. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT OUR KYOKUSHIN CLASSES

Our Karate Ranking Lineage:
Sosai Mas Oyama -> Kaicho David Farzinzad -> Shihan James Bruchac -> YOU

   BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU: When speaking of "Ultimate Martial Arts" its hard to ignore the power and influence of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. From its ability to teach a smaller, weaker person to successfully defend themselves to its influence on modern Mixed Martial Arts such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is truly one of the most effective martial arts in the world. With the help of our Alliance certified instructors students have a chance to learn, in a safe and supportive environment, the highly developed system of Master Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti, founder of Alliance BJJ. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT OUR BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU CLASSES

Our BJJ Ranking Lineage:
Mitsuyo "Count Koma" Maeda -> Carlos Gracie, Sr. -> Helio Gracie -> Rolls Gracie -> Romero "Jacaré" Cavalcanti -> YOU

   KIDS CLASSES: We offer classes for children ages four and up. These classes are specially tailored to children and offer them the essential building blocks of the Kyokushin and Alliance systems in a fun and positive environment. Classes not only will improve their physical abilities, but also develop a childs ability to focus, as positive character development is a key element in martial arts training. All our kids classes place special emphasis on respect, courtesy and discipline. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT OUR KIDS CLASSES

   K-21 KICKBOXING & MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: Upon the creation of our school, one of our main goals was to give students of all levels a chance to cross train in a variety of martial arts while enriching and raising awareness of Kyokushin Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other Martial Arts in Upstate New York. With that in mind, we offer several mixed art options, from the traditional to the contemporary. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


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    Saratoga Kyokushin & Alliance BJJ
    23 Middle Grove Road
    Greenfield Center, New York

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    Alliance Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    Come to Atlanta, GA, to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) with world-renowned 6th degree Black Belt Romero “Jacaré” Cavalcanti (Jacaré means alligator in Portuguese), one of only five black belts awarded by the legendary Rolls Gracie.

    On The Mat Magazine
    This site is dedicated to the latest news in BJJ, submission grappling, and Mixed Martial Arts. It also has the best collection of BJJ and Submission Grappling footage on the web.

    Alliance Instructionals A groundbreaking online database designed to give you the foundation that has won Alliance 8 World Team Championships, over 50 individual black belt Mundials titles!

    4/12/14: Alliance wins IBJJF New York Spring Open! Alliance Saratoga takes 5 golds!!

    3/22/14: NAGA Albany 2014 Results:Congrats to our seven person competition team for bringing home 15 medals and swords!!

    3/22/14: Congratulations to Paul Vescio Jr for earning his Kyokushin brown belt and Dan Boice for earning his Green during this past weekends promotions at IKU Rensselaer.

    3/1/14: New Belts and stripes! Jim, Jesse & Kostas received stripes on their brown belts while Amy Bullock and Sam Romanzo tested and were awarded their brown belts in Jiu Jitsu and Vince Picard and Eric Koval tested and were awarded their blue belts in Jiu Jitsu by 7x World Champion Bruno Malfacine! Congrats to all!!

    12/14/13: Our 10 man fight team bring home 20 medals from the Grapplers Quest World Championship Finals! Including 5 Championship belts! 11 total Golds, 7 Silver and 2 Bronze medals!!

    11/10/13: New Belts! Jesse and Jim tested and were awarded their brown belts in Jiu Jitsu and Dan Boice and Al Paraino tested and were awarded their blue belts in Jiu Jitsu by 3x World Champion Bernardo Faria! Osu!!

    10/20/13: Congratulations to Jesse and Eric Koval who competed in the Abu Dhabi Pro Trials in NYC this weekend. Jesse took a silver in his division and Eric won his division and took bronze in the open!

    9/28/13: Alliance Wins the IBJJF No-Gi Pan Ams. Alliance Saratoga contributes a silver and two bronze medals!

    8/26/13: Congratulations to Saratoga IKU white belt Joe Mongeon for his Kyokushin fights this weekend in Rochester. He went 1-1 for the day, taking third place. His one loss, and a close one, going to a more experienced fighter who swept the division. Great job Joe.. OSU!!

    8/24/13: NAGA Albany Results Congrats to Eric Koval and RJ and winning double gold, taking gi and no-gi divisions, and to Anthony on taking home 2 silver medals!

    7/21/13: Senpai Al Paraino wins first place in kumite and 2nd place in Kata at Liberty Games Traditional martial arts day.

    7/15/13: Saratoga IKU/Alliance JJ gets 4 golds during NY Liberty Games youth MMA day. 3 in submission grappling division and one in youth mma

    7/14/13: IBJJF New York Summer Open results = 5 Gold and 2 bronze medals! Osu!

    5/11/13: Saratoga Kyokushin blue belt Tyler Allen gets 2nd place in Hilton Kyokushin tournament in intermediate division

    4/28/13: Saratoga IKU gets two new black belts: Following testing during IKU International weekend Senpai's Anna Vescio and George Parker pass their very challenging black belt test

    4/20/13: Alliance wins Worlds for the 8th time... last six years in a row!!

    4/20/13: Joseph, Jesse and Jim Bruchac all take gold at the IBJJF NY OPEN!

    3/22/13: Saratoga IKU/Alliance K-21 Fighter Mike Davis Wins Cage Wars MMA lightweight title in 15 seconds via armbar submission.

    3/17/13: NAGA ALBANY Results!
    Alliance Saratoga had another awesome showing at NAGA!
    Our Team brought home:
    3 firsts
    2 seconds
    3 thirds

    Congrats to Jim and Jesse on taking home two more expert division championship belts!!

    2/23/13: Alliance Jiu-jitsu World Champion Lucas Lepri visits school provides gi and no gi seminar and promotes 5 to blue belt.

    1/5/13: Saratoga Kyokushin/Northeast Honbu host tradtional Kagami Baraki: First of the year workout. Multiple Kyokushin schools and other styles in attendance.

    11/3/12: Saratoga Kyokushin fighters take 2 First place trophies and 2 thirds at American International Karate Championships in Rochester.

    9/12/12: Saratoga Kyokushin hosts IKU International week. Kaicho along with dozens of instructors and fighters from around the World visit our Northeast Honbu and take part in promotions.

    NAGA NY Results!
    Alliance Saratoga had another awesome showing at NAGA!
    Our Team brought home:
    3 Gold
    2 Silver
    2 Bronze medals!

    With another championship belt!! Congrats to all who competed!

    8/18/12:Photos from Master Jacare's seminar and promotions August 18th! Follow this link to view the album
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