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The Distinguishing Traits of Mas Oyama and Kyokushin Karate

By Michael J. Lorden




The Distinguishing Traits of Mas Oyama and Kyokushin Karate

Born in S. Korea in 1923, Choi Yong-i moved to Japan at age 13 and renamed himself Mas Oyama. He studied under Funakoshi Gichin, later under Goju-ryu instructor So Nei-chu, and also studied judo. His intense training evolved into his own unique style called Kyokushin Karate. This article is about his life and unique training methods.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 6 No. 3 (1997): 11 pages.


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