Who We Are
Kyudokan Bahrain has been in existence in Bahrain for almost 20 years. It first started as a loose and informal group of karate practitioners that later grew into a formal organization under the Kyudokan Karate Dojo and later a full-time martial arts centre - the Kyudokan Bahrain.
The centre currently represents the World Okinawan Shorin Ryu Kyudokan Karatedo Federation of Okinawa, Japan, the International Washimekai System of the Philippines through its karate classes, Shinshin Toitsu Aikido with its Aikido classes and the Mandirigmang Kaliradman through its Kali classes.
Kyudokan Bahrain is also the first centre to officially introduce Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) in Bahrain by bringing Kali to the country.
Karate was created as a combination of the martial arts available in Okinawa. Masters put aside their pride and learned techniques that were useful which they incorporated into their practice. In essence, they are one of the first mixed martial artists.
Our aim in establishing the centre is to encourage free exchange of knowledge between serious martial arts practitioners, in an atmosphere of mutual respect, thereby enriching the martial arts experience and journey of our students.
Our ultimate aim is to share the benefits that we have achieved to society through our practice of the martial arts; good health and good company, a lifestyle and philosophy of striving for excellence and plain, simple fun.