The Kata as we know and practice in Kyokushin Karate trace their origin back to the island of Okinawa. Okinawa is one of a chain of islands that are collectively known as the Ryukyu Islands. Okinawa lies km miles east of mainland China, approximately halfway between China and Japan. The history of this is long and complicated, so I will try to abbreviate as much as possible. If you would like the complete history there are many sources available. I will probably be adding or editing to this article over time.

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You start doing research on schools in your area, to decide which might be best for you. You stumble upon one that offers something called Kyokushin Karate. Those people are crazy! There is a team preparing to go to a large full-contact tournament, but what Sensei Fogarasi reminded people of was, there are many paths up the mountain.

Not everyone who attends a Kyokushin Karate dojo is there to compete. Actually, it is most probably a small portion. Most people are there because they were looking for a martial art, a way to stay fit, a new hobby, etc. Even for myself, as an example. I am in my 40s. While I have a background in martial arts, which no doubt helps me, I have no aspirations of being a champion. Though, the person standing next to me might be half my age with the goal of fighting on the world level.

But, we both share the passion for learning and achievement. If you are as lucky as I am to have a Kyokushin Karate school near you, I encourage you to at least try a couple classes. Kyokushin is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training. Where to attend? Kyokushin Karate trains in Dojos, which can be anything from a studio, to a school gymnasium. Essentially, a training hall. Classes can be focused on usually one of three areas, depending on the day and personal style of the teacher.

These three areas are Kihon, Kata and Kumite. Think of standard blocks, kicks and strikes. In other words, if you think of the basics you learn in Kihon like words, kata now teaches you to form sentences, stringing those basics together in prearranged movements.

It refers to forms of sparring. Kumite is the part of karate in which a person trains against an adversary, and the part which has made Kyokushin so famous. Though it can look intimidating, it can be a lot of fun and an amazing confidence builder.

As before, if you think of Kihon like words, Kata prearranged sentences, think of Kumite as open free-form conversation. The Belt System Kyokushin karate has a grading system where students move up a series of colored belts after undertaking testing.

The belt system is divided into Kyu grades beginner grades and Dan grades advanced grades. The system is as follows: The path in Kyokushin is not a short one. One would expect to train twice to three times a week for at least 5 years before achieving the rank of 1st Dan, or Black Belt.

Etiquette There is specific etiquette you must adhere to, such as bowing when entering and leaving the Dojo. I have covered the other etiquettes in a different post.

Some people are not comfortable with all the bowing, and words that are used, but Kyokushin is a Japanese martial art, and it is important to keep up the customary aspects of the etiquette, out of respect of its founder and country of origin. It teaches respect and self-control, it sets the dojo apart from ordinary life. As stated, if you would like to know more, I covered etiquette in more detail in an earlier post.

Benefits of Kyokushin Karate training Kyokushin Karate is whole body training, and it works on both the body and the mind. It can also help in recovery after injuries or illness by strengthening the body and keeping a positive and focused mind set.

Kyokushin karate encourages and develops an attitude of perseverance and determination. These personal attributes developed through karate training can also be used in daily life. In Kyokushin Karate the focus is on the full-contact aspect of fighting, without neglecting the other other aspects, such kihon and kata. Whatever your reasons and goals are, practicing Karate can help you become stronger, healthier and a better human being.

Why Kyokushin Karate? The classes are very structured and beginners are welcomed, and regardless of age, sex and physical capabilities, anyone can start training in Kyokushin Karate and enjoy it.


History of Kyokushin Kata

Founding[ edit ] After formally establishing the Kyokushinkaikan in , Oyama directed the organization through a period of expansion. Oyama would choose an instructor to open a new dojo. The instructor would move to that town and demonstrate his karate skills in public places. After that, word of mouth would spread through the local area until the dojo had a dedicated core of students. All-Japan Championships have been held at every year. The will was proven to be invalid in the family Court of Tokyo in


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