“Very good Karate school for different ages. My two kids have been in the classes for years. They learn how to self-defend, deal with bullies and build up confidence. The coaches are very professional. 5-star recommended.👍🏻🙂🙂 …” – Vicki Han , Google review

Kin Shin Kai was formed to teach a far more comprehensive & practical type of ” Old school “ traditional Goju ryu karate 

‘Old school’ refers back to past times where karate had to be much more real world practical and was taught in small groups with one on one correction by the senior instructor/s and not by less experienced, less correct ‘helpers’ who can actually damage the progress of students

Following in this Old school tradition Kin Shin Kai is a boutique club that conducts it’s classes in smaller groups, particularly for younger students, and we are more focused on each member’s individual development rather than just teaching a classroom

‘Goju Ryu’ karate refer to the type featured in the original ‘Karate Kid’ movies. Goju Ryu was founded by the original ‘Mr Miyagi’ – Miyagi Chojun (1888-1953).

The specific modern branch of this Goju Ryu tradition that we are mainly based on is the Goju Kensha of the late great master Ohtsuka Tadahiko (1940-2012) with additional input from the Koryu Uchinadi of Patrick McCarthy and the Bruneian Silat of Maul Mornie

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 but especially from the late Ohtsuka Tadahiko O-sensei and his Goju Kensha 

He is assisted by a team of highly experienced & expert senior instructors 

We have been teaching in Ivanhoe and other areas since 1989 and in that time have taught ~1000 students and graduated ~100 Black Belts

To recap:
We particularly focus on practical Self Defense and Self Development. We educate the whole person not just the physical

We adapt our teaching for age, size, ability & personality

We believe in keeping our groups small & personal

We also teach far more than Karate as students progress including Chinese internal & external martial arts, weaponry and knife awareness

To find out more book a free tryout now!

  • 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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