"Behind each triumph are new peaks to be conquered."

- Mas Oyama

What is Kyokushin Karate?

Kyokushin kaikan is a style of stand-up, full contact karate, founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese karate master, Sosai Masutatsu Oyama. Kyokushinkai is Japanese for "the society of the ultimate truth." Kyokushin is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training. Kyokushinkai-Kan means, "To seek the true meaning of the way".

 

Ritual tradition before and after each class

  • Mokuso - Close your eyes.

  • Yame - Open your eyes.

  • Sosai Ni Rei - Bow to show courtesy to the grandmaster.

  • Shihan Ni Rei - Bow to show courtesy to the master overseeing the instruction at the school.

  • Sensei Ni Rei - Bow to show courtesy to the instructor/teacher of the school.

  • Sempai Ni Rei - Bow to show courtesy to the senior student in the class.

  • Otogai Ni Rei - Bow to show courtesy to the students (paying respect to each other).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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