Karate Jutsu Kai is an established Martial Arts system with international recognition. Founded by the renowned Kancho Bernard Creton (9th dan), the style strives to provide a system of self defence with traditional values. In Kancho Creton we are fortunate to have a lineage, which leads back to the teaching of Mas Oyama himself and today, Kancho's continued passion and leadership inspires all those who follow him.

Kokusai Karate Jutsu kai has been affiliated with the town of Maidstone for over 30 years, its doors having first opened to the general public in the 1970’s. Originally based at the Mote Park Pavillion, Maidstone and later at the Westborough Sport’s Centre, it was one of the first of many dojo’s across the country under the constant leadership of Kancho Bernard Creton.

Today Maidstone dojo remains an integral part of Kokusai Karate Jutsu Kai. Its past and present instructors remaining true to the guidance and ideology of Kancho Bernard Creton who has been the consistent factor since its creation.

Shihan Ryan Gordon 5th Dan

Currently under the guidance and tuition of Shihan Ryan Gordon (5th Dan) Maidstone Karate Jutsu Kai continues to go from strength to strength. Shihan Ryan Gordon started his training in 1978 and with Kancho Creton in 1981. Quickly demonstrating his potential Shihan Ryan trained hard to become a proficient martial artist. His skill and ability has been recognised nationally and internationally partaking in multiple national and international tournaments including the:  EKGB British Open (UK), London and British Open Knockdown and of course many of Karate Jutsu Kai’s own tournaments. Today, Shihan Ryan continues to strive for the perfection and development of this art form. On his quest the students of the Maidstone Dojo benefit from his ability, passion and commitment in teaching and practising the true principles of karate and his continued life study of Karate Jutsu Kai under the leadership of Kancho Bernard Creton.

Maidstone Dojo
YMCA Sport Centre
Melrose Close
Cripple Street
Kent ME15 6BD

Mobile: 07908 915431




  • Day
  • Discipline
  • Time
  • Monday
  • Junior & Senior Karate
  • 6:30pm-8pm
  • Thursday
  • Junior & Senior Karate
  • 6:30pm-8pm
  • Saturday
  • Kickboxing
  • 9am-10am
  • Shihan Ryan Gordon 5th Dan