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Is Kyokushin Karate effective?

Kyokushin karate is one of the most famous full-contact karate styles in the world. Founded in 1964 by the great Mas Oyama, Kyokushin is a style that embraces a method of hard training and self-improvement.
Today, Kyokushin has many organizations and millions of students. It is well spread on all seven continents and it seems like every town has at least one school. So to learn more about Kyokushin, we have made a decision to bring you closer to what makes it so special and how it stands against some other styles.

Training sessions are very hard, and all students must have decent cardio levels. Also, all dojos ask for nice behavior and mutual respect among the students. In short, training methods consist of three major parts:

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