Kyokushin Karate fighter displays art with BRUTAL efficiency
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.
Kyokushin Karate has continued to increase in popularity and with popular mixed martial artists and UFC world champions and title contenders such as Georges St. Pierre, Lyoto Machida, and Stephen Thompson having Karate as a base, the practice’s popularity has increased even more.
As a matter of the fact, UFC color commentator, comedian, and martial artists Joe Rogan has stated that he believes the next style of martial art to have a profound effect on mixed martial arts is Karate and specifically the point fighting system that has been developed and is utilized in tournaments all over the world.
This type of fighting places an emphasis on footwork and movement with a particular focus on moving within striking range to inflict damage and then just as quickly moving out of range to avoid counter strikes.
This type of movement is incredibly efficient and can be devastating when utilized correctly. In the video below you will witness one such demonstration from a black belt karate tournament. Although the results may be found by some to be disturbing, contrary to the title this man did not die as I have found zero documented deaths in the karate ring. This man was simply hit with a devastating yet non-lethal blow.
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…