IKU- Canton, Connecticut
Kyokushin – Ultimate Truth
Our dojo in Canton, CT is the home of IKU, the International Kyokushinkai Union.
"Kyokushin" means Ultimate Truth. Kyokushin Karate was born in the determination for the pursuit of ultimate truth of mind, technique, and body. Kaicho David Farzinzad brings the true meaning of Kyokushin Karate to Connecticut.
The Kyokushin Dojo is located in Canton, CT, centrally located in the Farmington Valley. We have students that come from; Avon, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Hartford, Simsbury and Winsted.
Karate is developed over a thousand years ago not only as a form of unarmed combat but as a way to discipline the body in order to improve the spirit. By practicing Karate, one can increase his/her alertness, self-awareness and self-confidence by conditioning the body as improving speed, strength, and co-ordination. It is to achieve the unity of body and spirit.
Kyokushin Karate has been know as "The strongest karate", not only because of the incredible feats of strength and endurance that Founder Masutatsu Oyama performed, but also because of the rigorous requirements of the training and tournaments.
The founder of Kyokushin, Sosai Mas Oyama, often said that the difference between sports and the Budo Way is the path of self-discipline. Sports can always be associated with a game in some form or another where people compete for leisure, money, or fame. The Budo way is never these since it was developed from harsh-living situations where one must fight for their life in the midst of human suffering and pain – this can either be of the mental or physical kind. The Budo Way is this challenge in life itself. Kyokushin Karate was founded by a man who was dedicated to the Budo Way.
Today, registered members of Kyokushin karate exceed 10 million located at more than 120 countries making it one of the largest martial arts organization in the world.
Experience the ‘Ultimate Truth’ with Kyokushin Karate as taught by Kaicho Farzinzad. If you live in Canton, Avon, Farmington, Burlington, New Hartford or any of the Farmington Valley towns, please visit our Kyokushin dojo and experience the true joy and spirit of the martial way.