Fake Kyokushin black belt vs. real Kyokushin black belt
Kyokushin is a style of stand-up, full contact, karate, founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese martial artist Masutatsu Oyama. Kyokushin is Japanese for “the ultimate truth” and is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline, and hard training. After formally establishing Kyokushin Karate in 1964, Oyama directed the organization through a period of expansion. Oyama hand-picked instructors who displayed ability in marketing the style and gaining new members. Oyama would choose an instructor to open a new dojo and then the instructor would move to that town and demonstrate his karate skills in public places. After that, word of mouth would spread through the local area until the dojo had a core of dedicated students.
In the video below we see exactly what happens when someone claims to be something that they are not. This is not a surprising phenomenon and, as a matter of the fact, it has been happening for years. It is not uncommon for people with a little bit of knowledge to prey on someone who has no knowledge whatsoever.
This normally happens in smaller towns where other martial artists are not prevalent and a person is free to take advantage of the unknowing citizens. Well, in the video below, we get to see a bit of retribution if you will.
What we witness is a man who claims to be Kyokushin Karate master showing up to challenge a man who is a legitimate Kyokushin Karate master…the ending will come to no surprise to anyone who has read the previous paragraphs but there is a certain feeling of pride evoked in seeing a fraud not only proven wrong but done so in embarrassing fashion.
Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…