What Others are saying
On the 22nd of January I took the first steps in to my very first personal training session with Kyl. I could barely walk up a flight of stairs without being so out of breath that I couldn’t talk. I was terrified that I wouldn’t be able make it through the session. Having about 50 kg of excess weight to lose, means moving around as quickly and freely as most others is not quite as easy for me. Kyl has been up to the challenge though and in just over 2 months I have lost 15 kgs as well 58 cm all over. 2 months ago, I could only just manage a brisk walk for a 1 min 20 seconds and was doubled over because I was so out of breath. Now I jog and my “brisk” walk from 2 months ago is now my strolling pace. I run up the stairs in my house now and my breathing is barely altered at the top. I’ve been climbing those same stairs for 6 years and I have never not been out of breath until I started training with Kyl.
He has been training people for 25 years. A veteran in his field. He knows how to adapt and create a training session that will push you, challenge you and improve you in every aspect of your health and fitness. He nurtures your mindset and makes it very clear in your mind that he is in your corner backing you every step of the way to achieve and even excelled past what you want to achieve. If you’re currently doing what I did and researching personal trainers, trying to find the right mix of genuine passion for the job, you and your goals then I can say with absolute certainty that you need look no further then Kyl and Chikara Martial Arts.
If you want to get serious about reclaiming your health and fitness goals, you need to have a chat with Kyl. I guarantee it will be the greatest gift you can give to yourself.Kimberley Brown
We enrolled our youngest son hoping he would gain discipline, strength and skill. Our eldest sons condition was rapidly declining when Kyl approached us about allowing him to train too. Hesitant, as he was in the process of being fitted for a wheelchair, we agreed to give it a shot. Not only have we watched both of our sons develop in confidence, responsibility, discipline and respect; we have been in awe of their physical achievements. The persistence of Kyl and his team has allowed our son to avoid a wheelchair and all other mobility aids. Kick boxing has improved his coordination and gross motor skills so much that he was graduated out of physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Our children have flourished emotionally, their improved behaviour and confidence is a testament to the sense of belonging and support they receive from the team at Chikara. I continue to recommend joining the Chikara family to any parent seeking to improve their child’s behaviour, coordination and cognition.Mitch and Kate Cook
When we first started with Chikara Martial Arts, karate was going to just be a sport to help our 8 year old son with his coordination and listening skills. However, it quickly became more than that. Zen Do Kai has made a huge difference to his self-confidence, focus, concentration skills and self-esteem. Whether someone is 10, 20, 30 or older, you learn a lot about yourself, your abilities and respect for others. You realise that even if you fall, you have the strength to get up, and even if you fail, you become a stronger person from it. It's been very inspirational to watch young people giving it their all, being challenged by their teachers, supporting each other in the training, and reaching places that they never thought they could be.Thank you to all instructors, especially to Kyl, Linda and Jono. Thank you for the beginning of what will definitely be a longer journey for the little guy.Alicja Judd
We cannot recommend Chikara enough. This place is not just somewhere to get fit but a community. The “shed” as it is commonly referred to has become a safe place for our kids and the head instructor a trusted and respected role model. Since starting school in 2013 our son experienced issues with certain children. We had encouraged him to try various self-defence classes and he finally agreed to give Zen Do Kai at Chikara Martial Arts a try. After the first class, not only was he hooked but so was his little sister. The changes in him have been nothing short of amazing. His self-confidence has grown, he is more disciplined and he has more respect for himself, his peers and authority. The Owner and Head Instructor, Kyoshi Kyl is a part of the daily operations of the Club (and it is a Club) and he has brought the best out in our children.Simone
Whether your goal is to test yourself in the ring, learn a new skill or just drop a few kilos,
we can help you reach that next level and push you beyond your expectations.