Posted On:12/11/2007 9:38am
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Posted On:12/14/2007 12:02am
Style: Kyokushinkai / Kajukenbo
I'm concerned about a few things. Like three years as a hermit in the mountains - that's part of the "LEGEND" as far as I know. I don't doubt that he spent some time hitting trees and training under waterfalls and such, but I think that "three years" is an exaggeration, or a myth.
And I don't know about his early teaching, but everything I've heard was that he was a real friendly patient sensei, and took lessons and sparring to the level of the student.
Pat Easterling, shodan > D. Griffiths > B. Lowe
Posted On:2/09/2008 7:01pm
Style: None, but looking.
The story about how Oyama killing five bulls, does it hold water? Was the bulls in their prime, or sick, old and drugged?
T3h R34l Gangnam Style!
Posted On:2/10/2008 11:04am
As far as I know the killing of the bulls is true, though I can't attest to their condition before the fight.
Posted On:2/11/2008 7:51am
Anyone with pictures of the event? There might be signs that only a vet can spot.
Posted On:3/14/2008 6:09pm
Whether the stories of the Oyama killing bulls were fact or just fiction of a legacy, we all know that Kyokushin Karate was a lot more effective in full contact than other Karate styles at the time.
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