Masutatsu (Mas) Oyama was born Yong I-Choi on the 27th of July, 1923, in Southern Korea. At University in Japan he noticed some students training in Okinawan Karate. This interested him very much and he went to train at the dojo of Gichin Funakoshi at Takushoku University, where he learned what is today known as Shotokan Karate ...Read More
Kyokushin karate is an authentic and traditional style of full contact karate originating in Japan. Whilst Kyokushin embraces, Kihon (techniques), Kata (combat forms similar to tai chi)
It also places a strong emphasis on Kumite – sparing and also kumite. Kyokushin Karate was founded in 1964 by Sosai Masutatsu Oyama.
This emblem symbolises "Kokoro" which means heart in Japanese. It describes the melding of the 'mind', 'skill and 'body' through diligent training and exploration of ourselves in the search for personal development leading to a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. These are essential factors to developing the true Budo spirit and kyokushin.
The martial way begins with one thousand days and is mastered after ten thousand days of trainingSosai Mas Oyama (1923 - 1994) Kyokushin Karate Founder
It is said that a black belt is a white belt who never gave up. The practice of karate-do is a journey that takes one firstly into the physical realm of personal development, then through the aspects of mental and spiritual development.
This journey is simply achieved by turning up at training. Karate-ka (students) are instructed by qualified teachers (Sensei) and also supported and encouraged by senior students (Senpai).
The essence of karate is derived from Budo, which literally can mean “to stop the fight”. Learning and practicing Karate, creates confidence, fitness and a state of well being. There are no limitations and there is no exceptions of students; simply put all are welcome to train in the dojo and its students and teachers will be guides for the journey .