IKU Chicago Branch

Sensei Tiberiu Bredicean

Sensei Tiberiu Bredicean - IKU ChicagoInternational Kyokushinkai Union, IKU offers serious physical education, and includes practice of the mind, body and spirit under the discipline of the Eastern culture and the hard work of the American spirit.

Sensei Tiberiu Bredicean has been practicing Kyokushin karate for over 32 years. At the age of 15, he began his Kyokushin training in Boia Mare, Romania, at
the first Kyokushin dojo in Romaina. At that time karate was illegal in Romania.

Sensei Bredicean, also known as Sensei Tibi, taught for a couple of years in Romania and the communist government did not like that. The government tried to
kill him by having someone run him over with a car. They succeeded one time, when they hit him when he was on his bike going to a friends house after practice. Luckily he saw the car coming at the last moment and they didn’t do that much damage to his body.

In 1986 Sensei Tibi got a refugee visa to the USA and emigrated to America. In 1987 he fought in a a couple of full contact competitions and professional kick boxing matches. In 1989 he was training with Shihan Leslaw Samitowski, and he stayed with him for many years, up until 2011. Sensei Tibi also trained with other fighters in different dojos in the USA and has over two years experience in judo and boxing.

In March 2011, Sensei Tibi recieved his 4th Dan in Kyokushin by Kaicho David Farzinzad. At that time, he also became the IKU Chicago branch chief.

Sensei Tibi states, "All my life I trained hard and sometimes I pay the price for it, but I will never change it for anything. I will always have the idea to train hard or go home."

Sensei Tibi with heavy bag
Sensei Tibi with heavy bag.

To contact Sensei Tiberiu Bredicean

Email: tbredicean@yahoo.com

Cell Phone: 1-773-742-5251

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