Features of Kyokushin-kan

The Kyokushin Karate-do federation Kyokushin-kan was established on January 13, 2003, following the wishes of the late President Mas Oyama, the founder of Kyokushin karate.

We are pursuing karate as a martial art by reviewing the kihon, kata, and weapons of karate and emphasizing the courtesy that modern Japanese are losing.

The trainings are ido training, bunkai of kata, introduction of ancient weapons techniques (stick / sai / tonfa / nunchaku), and Incorporate elements training of fists using makiwara (rolled straw) and sunabukuro(sandbag), and Chinese martial arts (Iken). There are a wide variety of training methods.

In Kyokushin karate match, a direct hit rule with bare hands and bare feet is adopted. Face attacks are prohibited, but at Kyokushinkan, the rules restrict the approach to the opponent unprotected, and the match is always held that assumes distance of face attack by hand technique.

Hatsuo Royama

9th Dan, Hanshi Shihan.

Born on March 31st, 1948 in Yago, Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture, as the eldest son of five siblings. He has longed for martial arts since he was a child, and in the fall of his first year in high school, he entered the Oyama Dojo in Ikebukuro. He learnt the essence of the Kyokushin soul under many Kyokushin lions, including Sousai Masutatsu Oyama. After that, he practiced and mastered various martial arts.

He overcame many challenges and won the ” The 5th All japan tournament
” in 1973, taking a step forward as a true karate player and martial artist.
In April 1980, he opened a branch dojo in Saitama prefecture, where he trained younger generations as a branch manager. On the other hand, he strived for his own training in search of his true strength.

In April 1994, Sousai Masutatsu Oyama passed away. Under the new system, he became Chief Advisor and Chief Instructor of Kyokushin Kaikan.

In December 2002, in order to succeed the wishes of Sousai Masutatsu Oyama and pursue true martial arts karate, he established a new organization and became the President of the Kyokushin Karate-do Federation Kyokushin-kan.

He is aiming to unify the Kyokushin karate, taking over the Kyokushin Scholarship Foundation which is the only public interest corporation that Sousai Oyama has left behind.