Let’s be honest.
Do you want to learn a martial art that focuses on safety so much (you’re practically padded up like a SWAT team), then penalizes you for punching too hard?
Are you proud to say you are a black belt in (insert your fav martial art here), but you have smooth knuckles that have never met the rough canvases/leather of a sandbag?
Are you learning a martial art or are you in a fitness class with a martial art theme?
Kyokushin karate is a martial art. Yes we DARE to proclaim we are the strongest karate.
What makes kyokushin strong/different from other karate?
- bare knuckle full contact kumite (sparring)
we train to simulate real life combat
we don’t hold back our punches or ‘touch’ for the sake of safety.
When you fight on the street, all punches are real and uncontrolled
we strengthen/condition our physical and mental to withstand attacks
our fighters (international) fight in K1 and UFC
our Kyokushin children fighters are all highly disciplined (you won’t see them running or playing around before/after class)
we place high priority on respect and etiquette
We are a STRONG martial art. Now, are you strong enough to learn Kyokushin karate?
There are no failures, only quitters.
Not everyone is cut out for Kyokushin karate training.
To be honest, our dropout rates are high because 70% of Malaysians come with the expectation that Kyokushin karate is similar to sports Karate.
If you are an adult, use the checklist below to check if you have what it takes to train Kyokushin karate:
- Did you just watch Karate Kid / Fighter in the wind and was motivated to learn?
- Do you expect to be awarded a black belt in less than 5 years?
- Do you groan/whine when you hear you have to do 100 pushups?
- Are you planning to do your karate training only in the dojo?
- Do you sulk/get angry/cry when you are discplined (via extra drills/verbal)?
- Are you joining with a friend?
- Will this be a hobby to you?
- If friends/family asks you out on training times, does your karate take a backseat?
- Do you get bothered if you get all sweaty, bruised or bloody?
If you answered YES to more than 3 points, then Kyokushin Karate is not for you.
As with traditional BUDO KARATE, we do not accept all newcomers who express interest to join.
Some minimum requirements:
- positive/can-do attitude
- humble & respect everyone (irregardless of rank and age)
- training for the sake of training, not to obtain belt/rank
Minimum requirements for children:
- minimum 4 years of age
- able to receive simple instruction
- independent (does not cry when they have to enter dojo alone) we have a glass waiting area for parents