ABOUT US

This website is dedicated to Kyokushin Karate martial art and the Great Lakes Kyokushin School in Troy MI. My name is Wojtek Arentewicz and I am a black belt Karate Kyokushin instructor. With over 20 years of training martial arts (Shotokan, Kyokushin (IKO1, IKO3, IFK), Kickboxing, and Mui Thai) I have decided to start a dojo in Metro Detroit to promote and pass the knowledge further. Training Kyokushin may bring multiple advantages and everyone may find his/her individual reasons to do it. To me Kyokushin is a way to overcome obstacles, stay focused and positive. In other words it improves the standard of my life, which in my opinion is a measure of success. One of Sosai's Oyama quotes was "Human life gains luster only when it's polished and tempered." 

Training both kids or adults is extremely interesting. Everyone has a different personality. In my opinion a good instructor should be able to derive the best out of the student by adopting the training to the individual's natural skills. As a martial artist I strive to be creative and innovative learning different routines from other martial arts styles yet studying and preserving foremost Sosai Oyama's Kyokushin Karate, which by many authorities in martial world is claimed to be the strongest.  

Testimonials

★★★★★ a month ago

This is an excellent Kyokushin karate dojo with great facilities and equipment. Sensei Wojtek is a talented martial artist that does a great job combining traditional form (kata) with practical techniques and dynamic sparring. I would definitely recommend Great Lakes Kyokushin to anyone interested in practicing martial arts to get in shape and build confidence.

★★★★★ a week ago

This is real karate, NO McDojo for ya!! One can learn effective self defense and better ones self spiritually and physically.
The instructor is really devoted to teaching the physical and metal elements of the art. My son loves the Kyokushin Karate, every session he learns something of value. I love it to; finally started losing lard and getting back into shape. Osu!!

★★★★★ a month ago

Sensei Wojtek is very welcoming, great place to learn karate!!!! 👌

★★★★★ a month ago

Sensei Wojtek is definitely making good progres with my son. He is a good instructor with awesome knowledge.