Martial art created by Sosai Masutatsu Oyama in 1955. It is a style of
karate focuses on strenuous physical training, especially kumite and tameshiwari,
though it also inludes kihon, kata, self-defense techniques, and weapons.
It is the utilization of circular movement in the execution of techniques that distinguishes
Kyokushin Karate from the traditional styles of Karate that rely on simple linear motion. Kyokushin
Karate is characterized by requiring of its participants, strenuous training, conditioning and
realistic contact while sparring. Kyokushin karate-ka believes this contact is necessary in order
to fully appreciate the resiliency of the human body and spirit and to prepare for any serious confrontation.
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