About Kyokushin-kan

Features of Kyokushin-kan

The Kyokushin-kan Karate Federation was established on January 13, 2003, inheriting the will of the late Master Masutatsu Oyama, the founder of Kyokushin Karate. We are pursuing karate as a martial art by reviewing the basics, forms, and weapon techniques of karate, and focusing on the courtesy that modern Japanese people are losing.

Training includes movement, disassembly of kata, introduction of ancient weapon techniques (stick/sai/tonfa/nunchaku), training of fists and feet using makiwara and sandbags, and training incorporating elements of Chinese martial arts (yiken). It covers a wide range of topics, including the law.

Kyokushin-kan Karate matches use direct striking with bare hands and bare feet. Attacks to the face using manual techniques are prohibited, but at Kyokushin-kan, the rules restrict players from approaching their opponents defenselessly, and matches are always held at a distance that assumes attacks to the face using manual techniques.

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Kyokushin Karate Federation Chairman
Hatsuo Royama

Born on March 31, 1948 in Oaza Tanigo, Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture, as the eldest of five children.
Ever since he was young, he had been fascinated by martial arts, and in the fall of his first year of high school, he entered the Oyama Dojo in Ikebukuro.
He learns the essence of Kyokushin-kan Spirit under many Kyokushin-kan Lions, including the president of Kyokushin-kan Kaikan, Masutatsu Oyama.
He overcame many challenges and won the 5th All Japan Karate Championship in 1973, taking his first step as a true karate and martial artist.

In April 1980, he opened a branch dojo in Saitama Prefecture, and served as the branch master, instructing the next generation.
At the same time, he strives to train himself in search of true strength.

In April 1994, President Masutatsu Oyama passed away.
Under the new system, he will become Kyokushin-kan Kaikan’s chief advisor and chief instructor.

In December 2002, a new organization was established to pursue the true martial art of karate, inheriting the wishes of Master Masutatsu Oyama.
He has taken over Kyokushin-kan Scholarship Foundation, the only public interest corporation left by Master Oyama, and aims to unify Kyokushin-kan Karate.

On April 17, 2022, he was appointed as Kyokushin-kan Chairman by Kyokushin-kan Scholarship Association Umeda Chairman.

We Are Eternal Students Of Our Arts

Brand Chiefs Hellas
Sensei

Alexandros Gerolymatos

Sensei

Ioannis Karakasidis

Sensei

Vasileios Kalatzis

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Konstantinos Karkalis

Our Philosophy

Kyokushin-kan Karate is not just a martial art; it’s a way of life. We believe in the power of perseverance, respect, and discipline. Our training regimen is designed not just to teach combat techniques but to instill values that will help our students in all walks of life. Each kata, each spar, each lesson is a step towards mastering oneself.

Why Choose Us?

  • Expertise: Led by seasoned martial artists with a deep understanding of Kyokushin-kan Karate.

  • Community: A welcoming environment where every student is treated like family.

  • Comprehensive Training: From basics to advanced techniques, we offer a complete training experience for all age groups.

  • Events & Workshops: Regular tournaments, seminars, and guest sessions to keep our community engaged and updated.

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