ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

Ichiban Karate was founded in 1991 by Kyoshi Chick Gavitt. Kyoshi Gavitt spent his life and career with the goal of making good citizens through the study of martial arts. Ichiban has had an enormous community presence over the years, and a profound and positive influence on countless students and families in the South County area. 

 

With the incorporation of our fitness, and self defense programs, Ichiban Karate and Fitness has become and has remained an area leader in martial arts and fitness.

 

Here's what our members and students have to say!

"Not just about "Karate and Kickbox"...this is a community within a community or more simply put...a family. A family that truly cares about each of its individual members and loves them for who they are & respecting their individuality, while nurturing their desire to grow and be strong in body, mind and soul. In other words, Ichiban is an awesome place for my daughter!"

"Not only is this school top notch in its instruction, where the quality of each instructor exceeds expectations; but this martial arts school offers its students, its families and its community, a safe place in which to learn a new skill. A place to grow and challenge oneself physically, intellectually and encourages a selflessness only martial artists can possess. It translates into the positive 'give back' approach the school as a whole, represents within the community of Wakefield, RI."