The goal is to organize Kyokushin Karate classes in Metro Detroit Area opened to everyone able and willing to train. The students are divided into age cathegories. The minimum age is 7 years old. There is no maximum age. We strive to comprehensively learn all aspects of Kyokushin Karate as a martial art not only through phisical training but also studying its history, philosophy, Japanese culture and language. Training regularly and continuously we work on our discipline, attention, flexibility, conditioning, and strength in time improving fighting and self defense techniques. 
The growth of the student is awarded with the promotion to a higher kyu or dan. After showing sufficient knowledge both theoretical and practical on the exam the student is allowed to wear another belt that indicates a higher rank. Picture to the right shows all the ranks in order.   
      Dojo oath
  • We will train our hearts and bodies, for a firm unshaking spirit.
  • We will pursue the true meaning of the Martial Way, so that in time our senses may be alert.
  • With true vigour, we will seek to cultivate a spirit of self-denial
  • We will observe the rules of courtesy, respect our superiors, and refrain from violence.
  • We will follow our religious principles, and never forget the true virtue of humility.
  • We will look upwards to wisdom and strength, not seeking other desires.
  • All our lives, through the discipline of Karate, we will seek to fulfil the true meaning of the   Kyokushin Way.         
 
      Dojo Kun
  • Hitotsu, ware ware wa, shinshin o renmashi, kak-ko fubatsu no shingi o kiwameru koto.
  • Hitotsu, ware ware wa, bu no shinzui o kiwame, ki ni hasshi, kan ni bin naru koto.
  • Hitotsu, ware ware wa, shitsujitsu goken o mot-te, kok-ki no seishin o kanyo suru koto.
  • Hitotsu, ware ware wa, reisetsu omonji, chyojho o keishi, sobo no furumai o tsutsushimu koto.
  • Hitotsu, ware ware wa, shinbutsu o toutobi, kenjo no bitoku o wazurezaru koto.
  • Hitotsu, ware ware wa, chisei to tairyoku to o kojo sase, koto ni nozonde ayamatazaru koto.
  • Hitotsu, ware ware wa, shogai no shugyo o karate no michi ni tsuji, Kyokushin no michi o  mat-to suru koto.
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.