First Training of the Year on Wednesday 3rd of January
The end of year celebrations are getting close. As such the dojo will not be open on Monday 1st of January 2018.
 
For those taking a break or/and travelling, try to stay active and fit.

And a prosperous and happy New Year 2018 to all! Osu!
First Training of the Year on Sunday, September 10th
Training will resume on Sunday, 10th of September 2017 for another fun and challenging year ahead!

However we have moved to a new place. Clic here for the new location .

Osu!
Dojo Summer Break, July/August 2017
The dojo is closed during the months of July and August, for the summer break.

Keep an eye on this page for further info on the date we will resume training.

Until then, stay fit and active! Osu!
Dojo Operations during Eid El-Fitr 2017
For the Eid El-Fitr 2017 celebrations, the dojo will be closed on Monday, June 26th and will resume normal operations on Wednesday, June 28th.

Depending on the public announcement, if Saturday is a fasting day, there will be a Ramadan timing class that day. Other wise the dojo will be closed.

Eid Mubarak to all of you and your families! Osu!
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Dojo Operating Hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan
During the holy month of Ramadan, starting Saturday 27/05/2017, the following schedule is observed:

- Only 1 joint (adults & kids) class between 9 pm and 10 pm.
- On Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.
- The dojo is closed at all other times.
Isra Mi'raj Holiday - Mon 24/04/2017
On the occasion of Isra & Mi'raj celebration, the dojo will be closed on Monday, April 24th.

Happy celebration to all.

Osu!
Belt Exam Results - March 2017
Very well done to those who took part in the belt exam on Wednesday 01st of March. Results as follows:
 
KIDS:
10th Kyu:  Ali Mohsin Al Khalsan
                        Saeed Ali Saeed Jaffar
                        Sana Al Khalsan
                        Rashed Mohammed Rashed
                        Ali Mahmood Rashed Ali
                        Rashed Mahmood Rashed Ali
                        Abdulla Mohammad Al Fardan
                        Hassan Faisal Hassan Abdulla
ADULTS:
5th Kyu:    Igor Sterpul
6th Kyu:    Ali Abdulla Abass Darwish
9th Kyu:    Ahmed Hussein Ahmed Al Ahdal​
10th Kyu: Muhammad Afzal Malham
First Belt Exam of  2017
On Wednesday 01st of March, the first belt exam of the year is taking  place. You can get in touch with Lea to obtain the documents related to the syllabus of your grade's exam.

Make sure you're on top of what you need to know (kihons, katas, etc.). Senior people are available to help if needed: Sensei Haytham, Senpai George, Senpai Paul, Saleh, Hussain, etc.

Good luck! Osu!
First Black Belt Graduate in the Dubai Dojo - December17th, 2016
On December 17th 2016, Paul-Emile Durand undertook the  examination for the grade of Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) in the Kyokushin Bahrein Dojo under the supervision of Dr. Sensei Hussein Aldurazi, Bahrein IKO Branch Chief.

Senpai Paul has been training in Kyokushin Karate for the last 15 years in different countries and is the first Dubai Dojo student to reach a black belt degree.
Revised IKO Competition Rules - December 2016
The IKO Kyokushinkaikan have revised the international  kumite rules recently. This is one of the most major changes since the creation of the IKO. Main changes include authorisation of single hand push and promotion of Ashi-Barai techniques.

All details explained here:
Belt Exam Results - December 2016
Very well done to those who took part in the belt exam on Saturday. Results as follows:
 
KIDS:
4th Kyu:    Ahmad Makki
                       Mohammed Al Yassi
5th Kyu:    Hussain Al Yousuf
                       Sarah Al Asmawi
6th Kyu:    Hasan Al Derazi
7th Kyu:    Kareem Al Quraishi
                       Salman Al Quraishi
9th Kyu:    Mohd. Jawad Al Khalsan
ADULTS:
4th Kyu:    Saleh Al Yassi
7th Kyu:    Assaf Al Quraishi
9th Kyu:    Roy Archee Mico​
10th Kyu: Eduard Bernikov
No class on Sat 31st December 2016
The end of year celebrations are getting close. As such the dojo will not be open on Saturday 31st before the New Year.
 
For those taking a break or/and travelling, try to stay active and fit.

And a prosperous and happy New Year 2017 to all!
 
Osu!
Bahreini success in the 1st Philippines International Weight Tournament,
04th of Dec. 2016
Congratulations to Bahrain Kyokushin Karate representative Senpai Mustafa Marhoon for winning the Philippines International Weight Tournament in the category "under 80 Kg".

He won the final on a Hiza Geri knock out (Ippon).

Osu!
National/Commemoration Day,
Nov./Dec. 2016
Training for kids and adults will be held on Wednesday, November 30th.

On the occasion of Commemoration Day and the 45th UAE National Day, the dojo will be closed on Saturday, December 3rd and training will resume as normal on Monday, December 5th.

Osu!
Eid Al-Adha, September 2016
The training sessions around the Eid Al-Adha period will be as normal on Saturday 10/09 and Saturday 17/09. No training will take place on Monday 12/09 and Wednesday 14/09.

To all the members and relatives of the Bushido Academy, we wish you Eid Al-Adha Mubarak!

Osu!
Dojo Summer Break, August 2016
Our dojo is currently closed for the summer break. Chances are that we can be found training or meditating on the beach...

However for now, normal dojo operations will resume as normal on Saturday, September 3rd.

Until then, stay fit and active!

Osu!
Dojo Operating Hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan
During the holy month of Ramadan, starting Monday 06/06/2016, the following schedule is observed:

- Only 1 joint (adults & kids) class between 9 pm and 10 pm.
- On Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.
- The dojo is closed at all other times.
Kyokushin Karate on Sharjah TV
On Thursday 25/02/2016 our Sensei Haytham was invited by Sharjah TV to explain what Kyokushin Karate is and to promote our dojo.

He was accompanied by our fellow karatekas Hussain Makki and Saleh Alyasi. Amazing job team. Osu!

The complete footage can be found there:
Belt Exam Results - January 2016
Very well done to those who took part in the belt exam on Saturday. Results as follows:
 
KIDS:
5th Kyu: Saood Alasmawi
6th Kyu: Mohammad Alyasi
                    Ahmad Makki
                    Hussain Al Yousuf
7th Kyu: Sarah Alasmawi
8th Kyu: Sultan Alasmawi
                    Kareem Al Quraishi
                    Salman Al Quraishi
                    Hassan Alderazi
10th Kyu: Hussain Alshaiba
                       Hassan Alshaiba
ADULTS:
4th Kyu: Hussain Makki
6th Kyu: Saleh Alyasi
8th Kyu: Younes Alshamali
                    Assaf Al Quraishi
                    Majid Al Shaiba
Dojo Belt Exam, 30 January 2016
This coming Saturday 30th of January, we will hold our first belt exam of the year.
 
Those that are grading, make sure you know the syllabus, kihons and katas  related to the belt that you are grading for. And most important, bring your spirit.
 
For those that are not grading, come along to support and encourage those grading.
 
Timing will be 6.30 to 8.30 for kids as well as adults. Please be all on time.
Second Friendship Gasshuku, Australia, 19-21 February 2016
Shihan Trevor Tockar and the North Bondi Dojo are organising the 2nd Friendship Gasshuku in Sydney, Australia.
 
GASSHUKU - Fri 19 to Sun 21 Feb 2016 (Sydney Academy, Narabeen)
SEMINARS - Mon 22 to Thu 25 Feb 2016 (Between North Bondi and Caringbah Dojos)
SAYONARA - Fri 26 Feb 2016 (venue TBA)
 
For more details, get in touch with Paul or through Facebook with Sensei Alexandra Karnasopoulos from the North Bondi Dojo.
Confirmed international guest instructors:

Shihan Kenny Uytenbogaardt (South Africa)
Shihan Stuart Corrigal (Canada)
Sensei Joji Hibino (Japan)
Sensei Alejandro Navarro (Spain)
No Class on Saturday 2nd of January 2016
The end of year celebrations are getting close. As such the dojo will not be open on Saturday 2nd after the New Year.
 
For those taking a break or/and travelling, try to stay active and fit!
 
Osu!
02 December 2015, UAE National Day Celebration
On the occasion of UAE Martyr's Day and National Day, the dojo will be closed on Wednesday 02/12.
 
Monday 30/11 and Saturday 05/12 will be normal training days.
 
We wish you all a good celebration. Try to stay active and fit during the break with some jogging and push-up homeworks. Osu!
24-25 November 2015, Mt Mitsumine Camp in Japan
Last week the team UAE-Bahrein travelling to Japan for the world tournament attended the Mt Mitsumine Camp organised by the IKO, near Tokyo. We are impatient to have them back to hear their juicy japanese stories!
 
From left to right: Senpai Nehdal, Salih, Sensei Haytham, Sensei Hussein, Senpai Mustafa, Senpai Mahmood. 
20-22 November 2015, 11th World Open Tournament
November 20-22, 2015: the 11th World Open Kyokushin Karate tournament took place in Tokyo. 192 fighters from all over the world participated. The final results are:
 
1. Zahari Damyanov (Bulgaria)
2. Djema Belkhodja (France)
3. Darmen Sadvokasov (Russia)
4. Kirill Kochnev (Russia)
5. Ashot Zarinyan (Russia)
6. Mikio Ueda (Japan)
7. Ivan Mezentsev (Russia)
8. Shouki Arata (Japan)
 
Best technics - Ashot Zarinyan (Russia)
Best spirit - Yuta Takahashi (Japan)
Young lion award - Kenta Nanbara (Japan)
Tameshiwari champion - Sarkhoshyan David (25 boards)
Although a domination of the Russian and Japanese fighters was evident (with respectively 18 and 9 fighters reaching the Top 32), it is the first time in Kyokushin Karate history that a European fighter wins the event.
20 November 2015, Bahreini fighter in the world tournament
After many months/years of hard and intense training, Senpai Mustafa Marhoon from the Bahrein Branch participated in the 11th world open tournament.
 
His first fight was against Ukrainian fighter Eldar Ismailov. Senpai Mustafa went through a tough fight and unfortunately lost on decision.
 
Fighting in this event is one of the toughest experience in a karate-ka journey. He made both the UAE and Bahrein branches very proud!