Our story & our ethos
Kin Shin Kai was formed to teach a much more practical form of karate focused on each member’s individual development and not the instructor’s ego
This Goju Ryu tradition is of the type featured in the original ‘Karate Kid’ movies.
‘Old school’ refers back to past times where karate had to be much more practical
Kin Shin Kai is headed by George Ciechanowicz, a master level 7th Dan karate instructor who has been fortunate to learn from some of the world’s finest
He is assisted by a team of highly experienced senior instructors
Teaching philosophy wise, we focus on students as individuals, not just members of a group.
We have been teaching in the Ivanhoe area since 1989 and in that time have taught ~1000 students and graduated ~100 Black Belts
We particularly focus on practical Self Defense and Self Development
We adapt our teaching for age, size, ability & personality
We believe in keeping our groups small & personal
Technically we are based on, but not limited to, the ‘Goju Kensha’ system of the late legendary master Ohtsuka Tadahiko.
This includes elements of other complementary martial arts including Tai Chi and Kung Fu.
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- Class sizes are small & personal
- Family friendly fees
- Experienced Black Belt instructors
- Highly structured & well rounded curriculum
- Highly organised lesson planning & delivery
- A Commitment to continuous improvement
‘I could not have asked for a better teacher/mentor. I’m lucky to be your student/friend. Looking forward to many more wonderful years’ – Nick
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