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About IFK Canada

Welcome to IFK Canada, a guardian of Kyokushin Karate, continuing the legacy of the late and esteemed Hanshi Steve Arneil. As a dedicated member of the International Federation of Karate (IFK), IFK Canada remains committed to preserving the essence of Kyokushin Karate and fostering a community of passionate practitioners across the nation.

Our Kyokushin Heritage: IFK Canada stands as a testament to the revered Kyokushin Karate tradition, a martial art that places emphasis on rigorous training, physical fitness, and indomitable spirit. Rooted in the vision of Sosai Oyama, Kyokushin Karate has become a global phenomenon, and IFK Canada proudly continues its legacy on Canadian soil.

Guided by the Legacy of Hanshi Steve Arneil: Our journey is forever influenced by the indelible legacy left behind by Hanshi Steve Arneil, a true pioneer in the world of martial arts. Hanshi, a title denoting a master instructor, acknowledges his profound expertise and leadership in Kyokushin Karate. Though he may no longer be with us, his impact on the discipline remains, inspiring countless individuals to embrace the path of martial arts with determination and passion.

Upholding the Unique IFK Syllabus: IFK Canada remains distinguished by the implementation of the unique IFK Syllabus, a comprehensive curriculum meticulously crafted by the late Hanshi Steve Arneil. This syllabus reflects his decades of experience, incorporating traditional values, effective techniques, and a holistic approach to martial arts training. It sets IFK apart, ensuring that our members receive a well-rounded education that goes beyond physical prowess, encompassing mental resilience and spiritual growth.

Mission and Values: IFK Canada is on a mission to propagate the authentic teachings of Kyokushin Karate, upholding the values instilled by Hanshi Steve Arneil – discipline, respect, and the pursuit of excellence. We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive community of Kyokushin practitioners who embody these principles in their martial arts journey.

Inclusivity and Community: IFK Canada embraces individuals from all backgrounds, ages, and skill levels. We believe in the power of community and camaraderie, fostering an inclusive environment where every member feels valued and supported on their Kyokushin journey.

Join IFK Canada: If you share a passion for Kyokushin Karate and the legacy of Hanshi Steve Arneil, we invite you to join IFK Canada. Together, let's honor the heritage of Kyokushin Karate, forge new friendships, and continue pursuing the path of martial arts excellence in his memory.


Thank you for choosing IFK Canada – where Kyokushin Karate tradition endures.

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