Month: April 2016

25 countries will participate on the 1st KWUEURO 2016

The 1st KWU European Championship

for men and women in weight categories will be held in  June 11th – 12th,  2016 in the capital of Serbia, Belgrade.

The Supreme Judge of this tournament will be Ramil Gabbasov (Russia).We have 176 fighters from 25 countries:
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Sosai Mas Oyama (July 27, 1923 – April 26, 1994)

Masutatsu Oyama (大山 倍達)Sosai Mas Oyama

In 1953 Sosai Oyama opened his own karate dojo, named Oyama Dojo, in Tokyo but continued to travel around Japan and the world giving martial arts demonstrations, including the fighting and killing of live bulls with his bare hands (sometimes grabbing them by the horn, and snapping the horn off). His dojo was first located outside in an empty lot but eventually moved into a ballet school in 1956. The senior instructors under him were K. Mizushima, E. Yasuda, M. ishibashi, and T. Minamimoto. Oyama’s own curriculum soon developed a reputation as a tough, intense, hard-hitting but practical style which was finally named Kyokushin. Continue reading “Sosai Mas Oyama (July 27, 1923 – April 26, 1994)”

The Beginner’s Guide to Kyokushin Karate

The Beginner’s Guide to Kyokushin KarateWhen a person decides to embark on a new hobby

it can be extremely daunting. And even more so when you’re an adult and then adding to the mix something like martial arts. You start doing research on schools in your area, to decide which might be best for you. You stumble upon one that offers something called Kyokushin Karate. “Hmm, that sounds traditional and interesting”. However, upon a little further investigation, perhaps mixed with a few youtube videos, and you might be like, “hell no! Those people are crazy!” But, don’t let that stuff detour you.

I was reminded of that this week in a class at the dojo I attend, Contact Kicks, with Sensei Steve Fogarasi. There is a team preparing to go to a large full-contact tournament, but what Sensei Fogarasi reminded people of was, there are many paths up the mountain. Continue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to Kyokushin Karate”

BKK black belt seminar and grading examiners course

BKK black beltHanshi Steve Arneil thanks to all karateka who attended

this years British Kyokushin karate (BKK) black belt seminar and grading examiners course last weekend. BKK post message on their Facebook page and announce that the BKK welcome Sensei Tony White onto the Executive Committee of federation.

Congratulations! Osu!