Thread: Kyokushin

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    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.

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    The story about how Oyama killing five bulls, does it hold water? Was the bulls in their prime, or sick, old and drugged?

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    As far as I know the killing of the bulls is true, though I can't attest to their condition before the fight.

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    Anyone with pictures of the event? There might be signs that only a vet can spot.

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    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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