Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mas Oyama

In the last post, I talked about Shidokan founder Kancho Yoshiji Soeno. Before starting Shidokan, he was a top in structor of Kyokushin. Mas Oyama was the fouder of Kyokushin ("The Ultimate Truth"). He started a style of fighting known as "Bare knuckle" or "Knock Down". Unlike point Karate, fighters can only win if they hurt an opponent or the the opponent shows pain (i.e. fatigue). Because of this movement towards hard training and realistic fighting principles, Kyokushin became popular fast. It spread all over the world and it (along with its offshoots)  is viewed as "The Strongest Karate".
Mas Oyama Highlight

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