Belt Ranks

Promotion tests are typically scheduled every three months. Students can test for their next rank at the discretion of the instructor. Students wear a belt (obi) that indicates rank according to the standard system adopted by Connecticut Kyokushin Karate. The lower ranks (mudansha) of Kyu or non-black belt holders are divided into the following colors: white, red, blue, yellow, green …

Hit Like A Girl

“In this class, when we say you ‘hit like a girl,’ it’s a compliment!” This is not only a saying; it is a hard fact.



In addition to the all of the benefits that karate training bestows, one more gift might be the most valuable.

be safe

Be Safe

Karate is for life. It benefits and enhances one’s life. Most importantly, and most seriously, it is a life-preservation art.

Be Strong

You don’t need to be strong to start. We’ll make you strong.

be healthy

Be Healthy

If you want to feel better, have more energy, and perhaps even live longer, consider the health benefits of karate training…

Japanese Pronunciation – Squeegee

Following up on my pronunciation post, I’d like to share what was perhaps my most frustrated encounter with terminology pronunciation.  A rising kick that rhymes with squeegee. You know, those cleaning wands with a wiper blade that fuel station attendants use to wash your windshield (if you still can find an old-fashioned station). For those unfamiliar with this tool, the …