Our story & ethos
Kin Shin Kai was formed to teach a very much more practical understanding of traditional karate and also to be focused on each member’s individual development ahead of the instructor’s status & fortune
Goju Ryu karate is of the type featured in the original ‘Karate Kid’ movies. Goju Ryu was founded by the original ‘Mr Miyagi’ – Miyagi Chojun (1888-1953)
‘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 especially from the late Ohtsuka Tadahiko O-sensei and his Goju Kensha ‘style’.
He is assisted by a team of highly experienced senior instructors
Teaching philosophy wise, we are a small boutique type dojo where we focus on students as individuals, not just as members of a group.
We have been teaching in Ivanhoe and other areas 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 are educating the whole person.
We adapt our teaching for age, size, ability & personality
We believe in keeping our groups small & personal
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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