Southwest Academy of Kyokushinkai Karate

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Kyokushin Karate School in Palos Hills, IL



Welcome to the Southwest Academy of Kyokushinkai Karate website. Your family friendly karate school in Palos Hills, IL.

We are the oldest karate school in the Chicagoland area, based at Palos Hills, and have been in business for over 52 years. Mas Oyama's Kyokushin Karate is the style we teach: a very disciplined art that emphasizes fighting, kata, and strong mental and physical conditioning. Japanese terminology is interchanged with English to reinforce tradition.

Every sixth class judo, jiujitsu, and grappling are added to our syllabus. Hanshi Gregory T. Johnson, 8th Dan in Kyokushin Karate, is the Founder and Chief Instructor, and taught self-defense tactics at the Chicago Police Academy, and he is also the Chairman of the National Martial Arts Association. Besides teaching karatedo he is a licensed, full time Private Detective.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and decide to start you karate training at the Southwest Academy of Kyokushinkai Karate. The best karate school in Chicagoland area.

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  Karate is for everyone irrespective of your age or size, whether you're male or female
  We accept students from 5 years of age and sometimes younger
  Come along with your children and train along side them
  Karate will change your life for the better
  Martial Arts benefits kids

We know the hardest step is the first one, we were all beginners once, make that important first step with us at the Southwest Academy of Kyokushinkai Karate. Why settle for less than the very best karate school that Chicagoland has to offer? JOIN US at the Southwest Academy of Kyokushinkai Karate.

  Self Discipline
  Stress Relief
  Anger Management

More great reasons to join us click HERE

  Great for Adults
  Great for Kids
  And much more!

  Friendly (but disciplined) family school
  Train with another family member
  Fully qualified & insured instructors
  Culture of Respect
  Child Protection Policy
  Anti-Bullying & Stranger Safety

Our Mission:

To develop our students physically, mentally, and spiritually through the art of Karatedo. Our unique training curriculum builds the body for males and females, children and adults.

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