Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by cky2kk, Aug 18, 2010.
Are there any good Kyokushin/ standard karate gyms in chicago with good masters?
Chicago is Shidokan country, and is the location of their US headquarter. Shidokan is a kyokushin offshot, that encourages crosstraining in kickboxing and MMA. But Shidokan karate is basically kyokushin, although they allow some more grabbing and throwing in their competition rules.
Shidokan at Chicago Fitness Center
trad shidokan (called shindokai here because of a copyright issue in some european contries with another karate style called "shorinryu shidokan", if I have gotten it right)
the MA triathlon as arranged by the Chicago Shidokan organzation
If you prefer straight kyokushin, you could also try contacting
Shihan Leslaw Samitowski. He is a branchchief for the IKO1 organization of kyokushin in US, and is based in Chicago. He has produced several top level fighters over the years.
Im sure he would be happy to give directions to the nearest kyokushin dojo there.
His contact info can be found at
Kyokushin US Dojos & Sub-Branches | U.S. Weight Category Karate Championships 2010
You may also be interested in miura dojo, run by Miyuki Miura, a kyokushin legend who now run his own organization independent dojo.
Contact Info – Global Budo Karate Alliance
Let me google that for you
Go to the Chicago Fitness Center. Chicago Fitness Center
i'm looking for a new gym and that's in the area... what's your opinion of it?
Sweep the leg
Right outside of Chicago in Oak Park is Miura Dojo.(right off of 290 at Harlem) He's been brought up when others have asked this same question on here.
Whoops, just noticed the first response listed this.
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