Federation Kyokushin-kan Shogakukai Karate of Ukraine


Federation  Kyokushin-kan  Shogakukai Karate
of Ukraine


A Brief History of Kyokushin
OYAMA - beginning of the path
        History of Kyokushinkai karate is inextricably linked with the name of its creator Oyama Masutatsu. Thanks to the efforts and skill of Oyama Kyokushinkai has received the widest dissemination in the world. At present, this style deals with about 15 million people in 140 countries.
        Oyama was born on July 27, 1923 in Korea. His real name - Choi Yong I. OYAMA - a nickname meaning "multiply its achievements, such as a high mountain."
        At an early age Oyama was sent to his sister's farm in southern China, where he began to study "the form of eighteen hands" of the South Chinese Kempo, and already in 1936, became a black belt.
        In 1938, Oyama went to Japan, where he enrolled in the aviation technical school. In the same year, he gets 1-dan in Shotokan Karate. Parallel Oyama began judo, is a compulsory subject in the Aviation Technical School.
        In the early 40-ies Oyama entered Takushoku University and became a student of Funakoshi Gichin, an Okinawan master who brought karate to Japan. Under his leadership, Oyama continues to study the style of Shotokan. At the time of mobilization of the army in 1943 he already had a 4-dan. During the Second World War Oyama is also studying a martial art of Aiki Jujutsu Daito-ryu from a master Kotaro Yoshida.
        Oyama wanted to join the detachment kamikaze (suicide soldiers), but he never had the chance to take part in active combat.
        In 1946, Mas Oyama began his Karate Goju-Ryu under the guidance of the Korean masters with Nate, who also lived in Japan. With Nate puts special emphasis on physical conditioning. Within a few months Oyama receives honorary 4-dan program schools.
        In 1946, Oyama transferred to the Faculty of Physical Education of Waseda University. By this time, the traditional martial arts are gradually dying out, and degenerates into karate "contactless" variety. Oyama stung by the decline of karate and striving to find ways for its revival. Inspired by the life of the great swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, he turned to studying the way of the samurai and meets with the writers Eiji Yoshikawa and Shiro Ozaki.
        In 1946, Oyama for example Musashi Miyamoto a year for training at the secluded mountain Minobu.
        In 1947, Mas Oyama participates in the tournament in Kyoto under the auspices of Ensinkay (Society for the perfect consciousness "). He wins the victory over all rivals and become the winner.
        In the complex environment of postwar Japan Oyama decided to devote his life to karate. In 1948 he again goes to the mountains, in solitude to focus on improving technology, strengthen the body and spirit, and build their way into karate.
        On Mount Kiesumi a year and a half years Oyama is extremely difficult training course. Oyama got up at 4 o'clock in the morning. His training continued for 12 hours a day and were very heavy. These included breaking stones, meditation in the flow of the waterfall and use of trees instead of makiwara. Oyama squeezed on the bench his own weight (80 kg) 500 times a day, and also developed jumping, jumping over rapidly growing flax, a hundred times a day. Oyama studied classical works of ancient sages of martial arts, understands Zen Buddhism and philosophy. Here he lays the foundations for a new style of karate, bringing it to the reality of battle and turning in a special way of improving rights.

        In 1949, Mas Oyama returned to civilization. According to him, he became a man of powerful physique, has acquired self-confidence and felt fresh and re-born. 7 months Oyama live near the slaughterhouse, where the practice of slaughtering bulls with his bare hands. During this time he break one horn that almost 50 bulls.
Era nucleation Kyokushin
        In 50-ies OYAMA teaches karate to U.S. soldiers stationed in Japan, and then visits the U.S., South America, Mexico and Europe. In America and Europe, he holds many of demonstration performances, as well as participating in duels with professional boxers and wrestlers, all of whom won by knockout. Oyama gaining popularity thanks to his trick with srubaniem bottle heel of his hand. The Americans called it the "hand of the Lord.
        Oyama also visited the island of Okinawa and South-East Asia, where he studied the local styles of boxing.
        In 1954 he opened the first dojo in the area Medziro Oyama in Tokyo. Students who came to Oyame in this period, later became a brilliant and glorified Kyokushin. This Oyama brothers Shigeru and Yasuhiko Oyama, Ichiro Haruyama, Tadashi Nakamura, Kenji Kurosaki, Hideyuki Ashihara, Soeno Esidzi, Yuzo Goda, Shigeo Kato, Royama Hatsuo and many others. In their training and sparring and was born Kyokushin style. Conduct training Oyame helped his younger comrades studies Goju-Ryu Karate Kenji Kato, Eiji Yasuda (Hideharu), Kenji Mizushima, Masashi Ishibashi, Machida Kesuke and others.
        In June 1956, Oyama opened a dojo in Ikebukuro area, which became the beginning Kiokushinkaykan as an organization. It was proclaimed the principle: "1,000 days of training - the beginner course, 10,000 days - maturity.
        In 1957 the dojo Oyama has trained 700 people. Many students come from other styles, and if they were effective innovations, Oyama introduced them into their system. Originally karate Oyama taught as a martial art. We used punches to the head, kicked in the groin and knee joints, blows to the eyes, head banging. We used the grips and throws, blows from a prone position and other equipment, is currently banned in sports.
        During this period, Oyama receives a 4-dan in judo and 7-dan in Goju-Ryu karate.
        He continues to fight with the bulls in different countries. During his career Oyama had 52 fights with bulls, killing three blows of the fist and beating the horns in 49 animals.
        In 1958 the book "What is Karate?", Which became the first best-selling books about the Japanese karate.
        In Hawaii, organized the first foreign branch Kyokushinkai and soon held the first official Open tournaments Kyokushinkai. By the end of 1960 has already opened 72 branches school Kyokushinkai, mainly in the U.S., Europe and the countries that Oyama visited before (only 16 countries).
        In Itinomiya (Chiba Prefecture) is held the first Summer Training School.
The era of the formation of Kyokushin
        In the 60 years formed the world's major centers of development Oyama Karate (North and South America, Europe, Australia and South Pacific, Middle East, South Africa, South-East Asia). Tournaments in Hawaii, in North America.
        Oyama is touring Europe, USA, South Africa, Holland, Italy, Jordan and other countries for the demonstration and promotion of karate, as well as to explore different kinds of struggle.
        In 1963, the first time began to be used the name of Kyokushin.
        In 1964 he established an umbrella organization (yap. Honbu) and establishes the International Karate Organization (International Karate Organization). This organization has its own eligibility standards and rules of competitions, fundamentally different from those adopted in other international organizations of "contactless" styles of karate. OYAMA becomes Kante (Director).
        In 1964 in Thailand, three students Oyama win with a score of 2:1 in the match with a Thai kick-boxers, enhancing the prestige of Japanese karate. Kyokushin karate recognizes the most powerful of all Japanese martial arts.
        In 1965 the first Winter School is held at Mount Mitsumine. Since that time, the Winter School is becoming a tradition.
        In 1969, in Tokyo for the first time interval 1 second Open Championship in Japan, which attracts a kick-boxing, judo, representatives of other styles and collects a large number of spectators. Presentations were made by 48 participants. This tournament has since become an annual, and style of Kyokushin begins to develop in the sports area.
        In 60-ies. the book Oyama Masutatsu "This is Karate", "Dynamic Karate", "Life of karate", "Journey around the world with the fights," "Karate for Boys", "Karate for millions", "Self-defense with the help of karate for young people", " Karate Class, "" Complicated karate.
Era approval Kyokushin
        In 1975, in Tokyo was held on 1 st Open World Championship rules Kyokushinkai, which was attended by 128 representatives from 36 countries. Champion becomes a Japanese athlete Katsuaki Sato. Since that time the world championship in the open category is held every four years.

        In Japan, the fall films' strongest Karate - Kyokushin Fist "and" Karate itiday tank, as well as the documentary "strongest karate" in 2-part series on preparing and holding the 1 st Open World Championship.
        Representative tournaments conducted in Australia, Hawaii, South Africa, Malaysia, Britain. First place European Championship.
        In 1979, being 2-th Open World Championship. Champion becomes Makoto Nakamura. About Championship produced the documentary "Hand of the Lord. The massive and definitive karate ".
        In the 70-ies. Oyama Masutatsu the book "The people who started his Karate", "strongest wins karate world", "My Life in Karate," Karate Gorin-no se "," Karate throughout the world "," Kyokushin Way "," Calling limits.
The era of proliferation Kyokushin
        In 1981, the first being 1-th Open Championship, South Africa, and in 1983, the first time in a Communist country, being 1-th Open Championship in Hungary.
        In 1984 he held the 3rd Open World Championship.
Champion again becomes Makoto Nakamura. In the same year, the first being 1 st Championship in Japan on weight categories, which later became an annual event.
        Release date Kyokushin - the strongest karate in the world.
        In 1987 he conducted 4 th Open Championship of the World.
Champion becomes Matsui Akiyoshi.