Eastside Kyokushin Karate & Self-Defense

We will train our hearts and bodies for a firm and unshakeable spirit.


Training Philosophy

Eastside Kyokushin's Training Philosophy

At Eastside Kyokushin we focus on developing the entire martial artist - body, mind and spirit. Our goal is to produce not only powerful and skilled martial artists, but also students with a high level of self-discipline, self-respect, and confidence.

Kyokushin: The "Ultimate Truth"

Kyokushin karate is not only a philosophy for developing the body, character and mind, but a way of life. Each martial artist commits themselves to the study of understanding one's strengths and limitations becoming not only an accomplished martial artist, but also a well-rounded student throughout their lives.

The Eleven Mottos of Mas Oyama
  1. The Martial Arts way begins and ends with courtesy. Therefore be properly and genuinely courteous at all times.
  2. Following the Martial Arts way is like scaling a cliff - continue upwards without rest. It demands absolute and unfaltering devotion to the task at hand.
  3. Strive to seize the initiative in all things, all the time guarding against actions stemming from selfish animosity or thoughtlessness.
  4. Even for the Martial Arts practitioner, the place of money cannot be ignored. Yet one should be careful never to become attached to it.
  5. The Martial Arts way is centered on posture. Strive to maintain correct posture at all times.
  6. The Martial Arts way begins with one thousand days and is mastered after ten thousand days of training.
  7. In the Martial Arts, introspection begets wisdom. Always see contemplation on your actions as an opportunity to improve.
  8. The nature and purpose of Martial Arts is universal. All selfish desires should be roasted in the tempering fires of hard training.
  9. The Martial Arts begin with a point and end in a circle. Straight lines stem from this principal.
  10. The true essence of the Martial Way can only be realized through experience. Knowing this, learn never to fear its demand.
  11. Always remember; in the Martial Arts, the rewards of a confident and grateful heart are truly abundant.

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11332 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
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