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Spirit of OSU

押忍の精神 OSU is the one word that you’ll hear the most in a Kyokushin dojo or at a Kyokushin tournament. When you enter or leave the dojo, you bow and say “Osu”. When you greet a fellow Kyokushin karateka, you

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Masutatsu Oyama

An early start Masutatsu (Mas) Oyama was born Yong I-Choi on the 27th of July, 1923, in a village not far from Gunsan in Southern Korea. At a relatively young age he was sent to Manchuria, in Southern China, to

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What is Kata

The word kata means “shape” or “form”. The kanji for kata  is composed of the following characters: Katachi Katachi meaning “Shape”, Kai Kai meaning “Cut”, and Tsuchi Tsuchi meaning “Earth” or “Soil”. Literally translated, kata means “shape which cuts the

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Masoyama’s Mottoes

1. The Martial Way begins and ends with courtesy. Therefore, be properly and genuinely courteous at all times. 2. Following the Martial Way is like scaling a cliff – continue upwards without rest. It demands absolute and unfaltering devotion to

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DOJO KUN

We will train our hearts and bodies, – for a firm unshaking spirit. We will pursue the true meaning of the Martial Way, – so that in time our senses may be alert. With true vigour, – we will seek

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Masutatsu Oyama

An early start Masutatsu (Mas) Oyama was born Yong I-Choi on the 27th of July, 1923, in a village not far from Gunsan in Southern Korea. At a relatively young age he was sent to Manchuria, in Southern China, to

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