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Dunmow Kyokushinkai Karate


About the club

We believe karate is for ALL and we welcome new members of all ages and abilities.

The club is friendly and inclusive - providing opportunities for ALL ambitions - from those who want to get fit/lose weight or just make new friends right through to those who aim to compete internationally or want to take part in full contact fighting - Kyokushin Karate being one of the strongest Karate.

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Next Beginners Courses

JUNIORS & ADULTS Start Jan / Mar / June & Sep each year

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Training times


TUESDAY: 6 - 7pm
Dunmow Leisure Centre

THURSDAY: 6.30 - 7.30pm
Foakes Hall Dunmow


TUESDAY: 7.15 - 9pm
Dunmow Leisure Centre

THURSDAY: 7.45 - 9.30pm
Foakes Hall Dunmow

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What is Kyokushinkai?

Karate is both an art and philosophy, because each person has a different personality, this reflects itself in their interpretation. Therefore, karate masters founded their own schools, teaching their style or ryu. Kyokushinkai is the name given to our style.


Meaning of Kyokushinkai

KYOKU - means ultimate
SHIN - truth or reality
KAI - to meet, join, associate.

It takes time to fully understand the meaning.

The Kanku

The Kanku

The symbol of Kyokushinkai is the Kanku.

The Kanku is derived from the Kanku Kata, sky gazing form. In this Kata the hands are raised to scan the sky and the symbol is formed. The points of the Kanku represent the fingers and imply the ultimate or peaks. The thick sections, represent the wrists and imply power. The centre represents infinity, implying depth.

The whole Kanku is based and enclosed by a circle, representing continuity and circular action.