Tag: Mas Oyama


This style of karate in particular, is recognized in the world by the emphasis it makes on combat,

it is more, it has become famous for the kumite against 100 opponents, a test in which the legends of this martial art fight 100 rounds of a minute and a half or two minutes, in order to show his temperance and fighting spirit.

The same Masutatsu Oyama completed this test in 1950 for three consecutive days being the only person to pass the test with 300 kumites. Continue reading “HYAKUNIN KUMITE (video)”

Kancho Royama: How I was praised by Sosai Oyama

When I was 19 years old, I was an instructor at Ikebukuro Sohonbu.

One day, I got too much into a practicing, and threw my student away. And the mirror was broken.

The next day, Sosai Oyama called me and told me that “You don’t get this month salary.” At that time, it was middle of February and had recordable snowing Tokyo area. Even Sosai Oyama told me so, I was optimistic. Continue reading “Kancho Royama: How I was praised by Sosai Oyama”

Kyokushin World celebrated Mas Oyama birthday

Karatekas from all over the world celebrate the birthday of the creator f the hardest karate style karate – Masutatsu Oyama

He was born in Korea and at birth was named Choi Yeong-eui, but in the history of Martial Arts came under the worlds famous name – Mas Oyama (大山 倍達 Ōyama Masutatsu)

According to the official version his date of birth is 27 July 1923. Continue reading “Kyokushin World celebrated Mas Oyama birthday”

In Kyokushin Karate, True Victory is Victory Over The Self

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Last Monday was an amazing evening of training at Contact Kicks.

I was exhausted after a long intense day at work, and honestly didn’t think I had the energy to train. However, once the class begun, the energy of the dojo and the energy coming from Sensei Steve Fogarasi and the Sempai invigorated me, and everyone else around me.

It was Monday and a lot of Kihon drilled over and over until your shoulders ached from tsuki and legs felt like lead weights from kicks. With kiais from the full class and Sensei inspiring us on, the energy intensified. Continue reading “In Kyokushin Karate, True Victory is Victory Over The Self”