Thread: What is KyoKushin Exactly?
5/06/2005 5:17pm, #1
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What is KyoKushin Exactly?
I ask this because I have seen some vid's on this site and these guys seem to be Tradititional Japanese and Damn they got some great kicks!!! Anyone here a Kyokushin practitioner? Looks like they can scrap. Please Drop in on this thread and tell me a bit. It looks like a very cool traditional system.
One other thing on a side note to every one whom frequent's this site...I would just like to say how happy I am to find a no BS site on which different martial artists' can come together and agree to disagree. Plus the no cupcake factor is great...you people rock...NO HOMO!!! :icon_chee
5/06/2005 5:27pm, #2
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I am not a Karate expert but heres what I do know!
Style developed or enhanced by Mas Oyama. It was also the gateway for styles like Seido Kai Kan (Iishi who began K1).
Fighters are renowned for low kicks having mass power!
Top fighters in Kickboxing circles.
Andy Hug, Fransisco Filio, Peter Graham, Sam Greco and Glaube Feitosa (New K1 Las Vegas winner).
5/06/2005 5:52pm, #3
I'll let others "speak." (Hint, use search?"
Originally Posted by Vile
and so forth
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5/06/2005 6:16pm, #4
I can't believe I'd never even heard of kyokushin before I came to this board. Tells you something about the closed door policy, eh?I think it was two ninjas taped together, to make one GIANT NINJA!!!!
5/06/2005 10:36pm, #5Originally Posted by Maestro Nobones
5/06/2005 11:08pm, #6
And I got kicked in the nose
Iíve never actually understood why people say that the "no-head-punch" rule in Kyokushin is a weakness. Iíve never seen UFC see guys or Muay-Thai fight bare fisted. Why Itís simply too dangerous to all the fighters. But that doesnít make men like Shamrock weak? Of course it doesnít.
Quite frankly there were 2 reasons why there was that rule change. First: The serious head trauma that can be found in fighters after years of competition is one real reason. Case in point .Muhammad Ali.
Second: Many students were dropping out of Karate because of it.
Because who wants to go school or work the next day with black-eyes and still bleeding lips or broken teeth.
It was more of a political and probably an image decision that did not hinder the philosophical teachings of kyokushin.The rule change really didn't take anything away from what was being thought by senseis. And that was finding the determination and strong spirit to win and win. No matter what the setting.
No one then and know were forced to compete. There had been a one tournament rule for every person preparing for there black Belt test. But no one had to become a career fighter in Kyokushin.
While many of the Japanese/Okinawan Karate styles allowed head shots in the 50í, 60" and 70".But we still are allowed to kick to the face/(head).I have to say that Kyokushin is still the toughest Karate style out there. Bare none.
I don't see many pratitioners of other styles fighting the way we do. Heck! I got a bruised rib and a sore chest from this weeks fight night. And I got kicked in the nose for all my trouble. What do you guys have?
If there is anyone interested. There is an update of the recent Womenís and Menís world tournament in Japan at this Website. Please check it out! Yes itís in Polish. But donít worry you just have to look at the pictures to understand.
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5/07/2005 1:08pm, #7
I like it because I get to wear this cool thang on my gi.
Some take it further.
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5/07/2005 1:11pm, #8
The official dogi (karate uniform) used by a kyokushin practitioner has the word 'kyokushinkai' embroidered on the left side of the dogi-jacket, this calligraphy is called ďkanjiĒ . The internationally recognized symbol of kyokushin karate, the 'kanku' originates from the kata Kanku Dai. In this form, the hands are raised to the sky with the fingers touching. The logo interprets the fingers as the points implying the peaks, representing the wrists as the wide sections, signifying power. The center represents infinity and the circle that encloses the parts, continuity and circular motion. It is the utilization of this circular movement in the execution of techniques that distinguishes kyokushinkai karate from the traditional styles of karate that rely on simple linear movement.
Kyokushin karate is characterized by requiring of its participants, strenuous training, conditioning and realistic contact while sparring. Kyokushin karate-ka believe that this contact is necessary in order to fully appreciate the resiliency of the human body and spirit and to prepare for any serious confrontation. The word ĎOSUí and the phrase ďosu no seidinĒ (perseverance under pressure) succinctly summarize the essence of the Dojo Kun, written by Sosai Mas Oyama and Eiji Yoshikawa."Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
5/07/2005 1:30pm, #9Originally Posted by KenpoKidZ
5/07/2005 8:16pm, #10
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Good news for the KK guys, Feitosa won the Las Vegas K-1, he's one of the best KK fighters but he did very bad in K-1, let's hope he keeps it up. Anyone knows if Filho will be fighting this year?