Category Archives: origins of kyokushin

goju ryu

Gōjū-ryū , (Japanese for “hard-soft style”) is one of the main traditional Okinawan styles of karate, featuring a combination of hard and soft techniques. Both principles, hard and soft, come from the famous martial arts book used by Okinawan masters during the 19th and 20th centuries, the Bubishi (Chinese:pinyin: Wǔbèi Zhì). Gō, which means hard,

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masutatsu oyama

    Masutatsu Oyama (大山 倍達 Ōyama Masutatsu, born Choi Yeong-eui, July 27th, 1923 – April 26, 1994), more commonly known as Mas Oyama, was a karate master who founded Kyokushin Karate, considered the first and most influential style of full contact karate. A Zainichi Korean, he spent most of his life living in Japan

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