HAWAII KYOKUSHIN KARATE

This dojo started operating in Honolulu in 1957, when Shihan Bobby Lowe opened the first Kyokushin Karate dojo outside of Japan, as authorized by Sosai Mas Oyama, founder of Kyokushin Karate.  After Shihan Lowe passed away in 2011, his legacy continues at Hawaii Kyokushin Karate.  Chief Instructor Herbert Ishida, 5th dan, and Assistant Instructor Dean Harada, 3rd dan, started training in Kyokushin Karate under Shihan Lowe in 1962 and 1992, respectively.

 

A branch dojo has been reopened in 2018 by Senpai Carlos Vega in Central Florida.  Senpai Vega has also trained under Shihan Lowe and was promoted to 2nd dan in 1988.        

Class cover striking and blocking techniques, kata, freestyle full-contact sparring and self-defense.  Also included are traditional Japanese customs and courtesies as practiced in the dojo.

Besides physical conditioning, some other benefits that  a student may obtain from karate training are self confidence, motivation, mental discipline and accountability.

CLASS LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULES

MAIN DOJO

McCULLY DISTRICT PARK

GYM MEZZANINE LEVEL

831 PUMEHANA STREET

HONOLULU, HAWAII

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

CHILDREN'S CLASS

McCULLY DISTRICT PARK

GYM MEZZANINE LEVEL

831 PUMEHANA STREET

HONOLULU, HAWAII

FRIDAYS - 5:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

"IT'S NOT WHETHER YOU
GET KNOCKED DOWN, IT'S WHETHER YOU GET UP"

Vince Lombardi

AIEA DOJO

CALVARY CHURCH OF THE PACIFIC

99-400 AIEA HEIGHTS DRIVE

AIEA, HAWAII

SATURDAYS - 3:00 PM TO 4:30 PM

central florida dojo

5732 Old Cheney Highway

ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Ph: (407) 928-0435

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS  AND THURSDAYS

6:30 PM TO 8:15 PM

For more information, call or text Herbert Ishida, Hawaii Branch Chief, International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan, at (808) 554-5276 or email at herbishida@gmail.com.

DECEMBER 20th 2023