Kyokushin kaikan is a full contact karate, founded by Sosai Masutatsu
Oyama. Kyokushinkai is Japanese for "the society of the ultimate
truth". Known as the strongest Karate Kyokushin is rooted in a
philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training. While
open to a wide range of ages and skill sets Kyokushin has also helped
create some of the greatest bare knuckle, kickboxing and mma fighters
in the world. From its legendary founder Sosai Mas Oyama to more
recent pro fighters like Georges St- Pierre, Bas Rutten, Glaube
Feitosa, Francisco Filho, Peter Aerts, Sam Greco, Andy Hug & Semmy
Schilt. Along with its fighting record Kyokushin is also a highly
effective form of self defense sure to improve both fitness and self
Saratoga Kyokushin is headed by Shihan James Bruchac, who received
his 5th degree black belt in Kyokushin Karate in 2011 from Kyokushin
Master Kaicho Farzinzad. Along with being an acclaimed author,
storyteller, tracker and wilderness expert, Shihan Bruchac has over 35
years of martial arts training and competition from his early years in
Penjak Silat, to several decades of full contact Karate. He is also a
black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Romera "Jacare"
Cavalcanti. Having been a teacher for close to 25 years Shihan's
students have ranged from kids and business professionals to those
wishing to improve their sport related fighting skills. From 2011
until 2015 Shihan served as the Northeast Chairman of the IKU
(International Kyokushinkai Union) putting him in charge of overseeing
all International Kyokushin Union dojos in the Northeastern United
States. Now an independent dojo Shihan is honored to not only offer
the power of Kyokushin Karate to his students but also Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts all under one roof.
Along with Shihan Bruchac other high ranking Kyokusin instructors at
his dojo include Sensei Nino Minassale (4th dan), Sensei Lenore Norris
(4th dan) and Sensei Robert Cornute (4th dan).
Whether to compete, become a strong karateka, or improve your overall
fitness those wishing to join must be ready for some serious training
in one of the strongest martial arts on the planet, Kyokushin "THE
ULTIMATE TRUTH" OSU!
SARATOGA KYOKUSHIN KARATE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
Kyokushin Standard Class (12-adult)
Living up to its reputation as the “Strongest Karate” those training in Kyokushin must be ready for some serious physical education. Based on courtesy, humility and respect framed by serious and intense Kyokushin techniques classes have a strong emphasis on Kumite (live sparring). Within each class students will not only practice highly effective moves but easily loose weight, improve flexibility, increase endurance, strength and self confidence. While each participants in Kyokushin is pushed to their own personal limits special consideration will be given to youth, women as well as seniors based on their individual needs. With Practical training in mind only basic to intermediate kata are performed in general classes. Separate upper rank and kata classes offered to focus more on each ranks individual requirements.
Kyokushin Kata & Self Defense Class ( Adult & Teen)
During Kata class students will focus in on learning the various Kata's (forms/patterns) required for each rank and their self defense applications. Also included in these classes will be basic-advanced Kihon (line drills) which will further aid in the learning of the individual techniques required within each Kata. Exact number and level of each kata will be dependent on the participants attending each individual class. Rank specific classes to be offered upon demand.
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