SIM Club Information

SIM Budokan Karate-Do Kyokushinkaikan - Set up in September 2009, it is the pioneer school and the only one in Singapore to have full contact Karate as its CCA. Currently, other tertiary institutions or schools only have sports Karate or non full-contact Karate.


Synopsis of Martial Art
Kyokushinkaikan is a style of stand-up, full contact Karate, founded in 1964 by Masutatsu Oyama after his 30-year in depth study of various Martial Arts e.g. Chinese & Korean Kempo, Shotokan Karate, Judo, Goju Ryu Karate, Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, etc. Its full contact style has international appeal (practitioners numbered more than 14 millions, with its headquarter in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan).

Kyokushin emphasizes realistic combat, physical toughness and practicality in its training curriculum. The graceful power in technique and its use of "tameshiwari" help in the development of spirit and character. The Knockdown Karate competition system pioneered by Kyokushin has been adopted by many different Karate styles and organizations.

In the Martial Arts circles, Kyokushin Karate is often referred to as “The Strongest Karate” or “Power Karate.” It is renowned for its rigorous training and conditioning, realistic body contact in sparring, the use of tameshiwari (breaking test) technique and heavy reliance on circular motion. This makes Kyokushin Karate rather unique compared to other Karate styles, which mainly rely on simple linear movement and non contact training.

Kyokushin Karate can be described as being elegant and serene in its movements; refined and stable in its form; classical in its methods, beliefs and protocols, yet very relevant in the 21st century as an excellent method of training mind, body and spirit and a very effective means of self defence.

In this form of Karate, the instructors and his/her students all must take part in hard sparring to prepare them for full contact fighting. All sparring sessions that are conducted will be in the presence of the instructors/coaches and safety rules and regulations will be strictly adhered to. Safety rules and regulations will be briefed to the trainees before each sparring session.

Kyokushin was featured on Fight Quest on Discovery Channel as the Japanese Martial Arts Style. Kyokushin was the style of karate featured in an episode of Human Weapon.

Conducted once every 4 months (April, August, December). For promotion to higher belt / level.

Training Schedule & Fee
$90 for 3 months / 12 lessons (one session of 1 ½ hours training per week). SIM training is held once a week on every Wednesday, 7.00pm.
Students are able to join the various community clubs (CC) for extra training at no extra cost or training fee. Training at these clubs (refer to classes for different training places) is headed by Shihan Chua Yeow Kee, Chairman / Chief Instructor. He will be assisted by his instructors.

Equipment Requirement
Sports equipments will be provided. i.e. kicking pads, punching gloves, shin pads, etc.

Head Instructor Resume

  1. Chairman/Chief Instructor of Budokan Karate-Do Club, Kyokushinkaikan
  2. Sports Educational Programme (SEP) Certified
  3. Black Belt 6th Dan (IKOK)
  4. Former Vice President, Singapore Karate Federation (SKF)
  5. National Registry of Coaches (NROC) Master Coach
  6. NCAP Theory Level 1, 2 & 3
  7. NCAP Technical Level 1, 2 & 3
  8. Adult First-Aid Certified w/ CPR
  9. Singapore Champion in 1979
  10. Singapore Representative in World Karate Open
  11. Produced over 100 Black Belters & SEA Game medallist.

Carnival Demonstration (Items that we are able to perform)

  1. Baseball Bat & Roof Tiles Breaking
  2. Brick & Coconut Breaking
  3. 4 Directional Strike (using Hands & Legs)
  4. Jumping Side Thrust
  5. Cement & Ice Slab Breaking
  6. Kata Patterns - prearranged combat movements, sparring and many more…