ABOUT US

This website is dedicated to Kyokushin Karate martial art and the Great Lakes Kyokushin School in St. Clair Shores MI. My name is Wojciech Arentewicz and I am a black belt Karate Kyokushin instructor. With over 20 years of training martial arts (Shotokan, Kyokushin (IKO1, IFK, IKO3), Kickboxing, and Mui Thai) I have decided to start a dojo in Metro Detroit to promote and pass the knowledge further. Since August of 2020 we've moved to Fresh BJJ dojo in St. Clair Shores. 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. I am trying to adopt to everyone's individual needs and skills. Also as a trainer I strive to be creative and innovative yet not forgetting about the Kyokushin formula.  

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.