Tag: Kancho Hatsuo Royama

Being Fair is an Iron Rule of Game

When I was a Branch Chief of Saitama Prefecture,

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it was my job to pick up Sosai Mas Oyama from Honbu and drive to Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium where the All Japan and World Karate Tournament was held. I remember one time there was organization disorder, and right after, I was driving Sosai to Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium for the All Japan Tournament. Continue reading “Being Fair is an Iron Rule of Game”

Kyokushin-Kan USA explodes with the addition of 12 new dojos!

Kyokushin-Kan USA would like to welcome new Branch Chiefs

Kyokushin-Kan USA explodes 12 new dojos

Shihan Mike Speagle (North Carolina), Shihan Eric Mercado (Pennsylvania), Sensei William Brown (North Carolina), Sensei Keith Hill (Seattle) and their respective dojos to the KAN family. Continue reading “Kyokushin-Kan USA explodes with the addition of 12 new dojos!”

Kyokushin Karate is Eternal Immortal

Kyokushin Karate is Eternal Immortal

One week before Sosai Mas Oyama passed away, I was called by Sosai to St. Luke’s International Hospital where he was hospitalized.

Sosai Mas Oyama passed away

When I entered the hospital room, Sosai sat on the bed and stared at his fist for a long time. Continue reading “Kyokushin Karate is Eternal Immortal”

Tribute to Mr. Ryoshin Okuyama

Kyokushin-kan posted on their official Facebook page

It is almost half a year since Mr. Ryoshin Okuyama passed away. Mr. Okuyama, as administrative director, has devoted himself to the management of the organization for many years since the 80s when Kyokushin-kan was still Kyokushinkaikan Royama Dojo (Saitama Branch). Continue reading “Tribute to Mr. Ryoshin Okuyama”