Kyokushin kaikan is a style of stand-up, full contact karate, founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese karate master, Sosai Masutatsu Oyama. Kyokushin is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training. Its full contact style has gained international appeal attracting more than 2 million practitioners over the last 40+ years.
Chicago "Kanku" Dojo
Established in 1988 by Shihan Leslaw Samitowski (7th Dan black belt). Officially appointed by Sosai Masutatsu Oyama in 1991as a USA Branch Chief of International Karate Organization KyokushinkaiKan (IKO). Resigning from IKO On August 7th, 2015, he was officially appointed as a USA Country Representative for Kyokushin World Federation (KWF)
Sensei Anatoliy Zadorozhnyy
Student of USA Branch Chief of Kyokushin World Federation KyokushinkaiKan Shihan Leslaw Samitowski since1999. Before joining Samitowski's Kanku dojo Anatoly earned Shotokan black belt and trained other full-contact martial arts such as Kickboxing and Hand to Hand Combat system used by Soviet military forces.