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Edmonton Kyokushin Karate Club is a diversified non for profit organization focused on providing outstanding karate, self-defense, general fitness and yoga instruction to children, youth and adults in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Founded in 1983 by Shihan Les Banas, the club produced many local and national champions and hosts the annual Alberta Open Championships Tournament. The club is also a member of the International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan (IKO 1) headquartered in Ikebukuro, Japan.

Our goal is to cultivate and instil the virtues and teachings of Budo and Kyokushin Karate, in order to develop one's character and improve their mental, physical and spiritual well-being.