2017 Breaking Seminar

Nov 5th Contact Kicks Martial Arts, the Honbu Dojo for IFK Canada, held it’s second breaking (Tameshiwari in Japanese) seminar, under Sensei Steve Fogarasi. Tameshiwari, the act of breaking (ice, wood, bricks, concrete, roof tiles, etc.) is something many recognize as Karate. Made most famous by Kyokushin Karate (full contact Karate). Tameshiwari is not just “breaking”. It is a way to confirm your technique and power, without hurting someone, and a tool to overcome mental barriers. It is as much about the mind, as it is about the physical. Popularized by the founder of Kyokushin Karate, Masutatsu ‘Mas’ Oyama, it is a test of willpower, physical strength, technique, and mental focus more than

On the Road with our VP!

2017 has been a busy year for IFK Canada Vice President Senseï Jonathan C. Hemond. As an ambassador of IFK Canada and Kyokushin, Senseï Jonathan has traveled to the 5th IFK World Tournament in Romania, where he was an official judge and was awarded with a Judge Certificate at the end of the competition. Senpai Mici Fogarasi, Sensei Steve Fogarasi, Hanshi Steve Arneil, Sensei Jonathan Hemond, Senpai Pascal Hemond​ After returning to Canada, Senseï Jonathan once again hit the road. On October 7th, along with members of IFK Canada, he traveled to New York to participate and compete in the 27th annual North American International IFK USA Championships. A week later he was on the road again, this

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