Koei-Kan is an Authentic Traditional Martial Art, founded by renowned Japanese head master Kancho Eizo Onishi (10th Dan), via direct teachings and approvals by legendary Masters: Kanken Toyama, Kanryo Higaonna, and Juhatsu Kiyoda. Koei-kan was brought to USA/NJ in 1954 by Shihan Edward Kaloudis (8th Dan) and propogated worldwide by Shihan Brian Frost (8 th Dan.) Koei-Kan was established in Cortland NY. and Atlanta GA. by Shihan Victor Bellott (6th Dan), direct student and disciple of Onishi, Kaloudis and Frost Sensei, and and Sandan Pam Bellot.
The program has been taught at the YMCA for the past 37 years, and is a culmination of Karate, Ju-Jitsu, Judo, Kubodo (weapons), Kung-Fu, Pankration and other martial arts. It teaches each student to strive for the highest degree of self-attainment and to embrace true ethics of Bushido; (humility, truth, self-discipline, self-esteem, peace, respect, unselfishness, honor, and courage).
Koei-Kan exemplifies the principle, “There are no superior styles of martial arts, only superior Martial Artists” whom are always learning, improving, and perfecting. Koei-kan has dojos throughout the United States, Japan, South America, and Greece. Classes at Cortland YMCA are currently taught by Brian Lann (Nidan – 2nd degree). [All Koei-Kan Sensei are Japan Certified and recognized in the Martial Arts World.]
Koei-kan is Worldwide and Olympic Committee certified, and consist of advancing continuous program sessions!