ROYAMA

Hatsuo Royama,

the president of Kyokushin-kan International Karate Organization, 9th Dan

Born on March 31, 1948. Started practicing Kyokushin karate in “Oyama Dojo” in 1963 at the age of 15. All Japan Absolute Champion of 1973. Silver Medalist of the 1st Open Weight World Championship (1975). Since 1980 was the chief of International Karate Organization Kyokushin kaikan branch in Saitama prefecture, Japan. In 1994-2002 was the Supreme Advisor and Head Instructor of International Karate Organization Kyokushin kaikan (IKO-1). Since 2002 is the president of Kyokushin-kan International Karate Organization with branches in 54 countries.