Episode 3: Karate Culture (Aaron Garcia and Michael Nguyen)

Karate Culture (Aaron Garcia and Michael Nguyen). Two guys on a mission to bring karate back to relevancy. They’re black belts in Shorin-Ryu but like to represent Okinawan Karate as a whole, and really making a name for themselves by bringing realistic application back into karate. Kata. Throws. Submissions. Strikes. Ground Combatives. Hard Body Conditioning. No egos, no competitions, just …

Episode 2: Sensei Terry Birkett

Sensei Terry Birkett from the UK is the Chief Instructor at Ronin Dojo, much sought after teacher, founder of Back Street Karate, which focuses on realism in karate, and the list goes on. We discuss his roots in Kyokushin, years working as a doorman where he tested his skills, his goal to make karate “dangerous” again, and much more! *  …

Is Kyokushin Karate still “Kyokushin” without Kata?

This is a question I pose, and I do not propose to have the answer. When Sosai Mas Oyama created Kyokushin, he created it to be the ultimate martial art at its time, combining the base he had in Judo, Shotokan, Goju-ryu and Taikiken.

Episode 1: Shihan Judd Reid

For those who are not familiar with Judd, he grew up in Australia training under Shihan Eddie Emin, is the first, and one of only two, foreigners to have completed 1000 days live-in student training (Uchi Deshi) under Kyokushin Karate founder Masutatsu ‘Mas’ Oyama in Japan, from 1990 to 1993, won the Australian heavyweight title in 2002, won the WKO World Championship …

Naomi Ali: 100-man Fighter

Written by Boon Mark Souphanh The 100-man kumite holds a special place in the world of Kyokushin karate. The act of fighting full-contact for 100 straight rounds against fresh opponents and with no protective gear is enough to deter even the toughest, most well-travelled martial artists. Many of the men who have completed the astonishing mental and physical test have …

41st British Open and 9th Cup of Europe

This iconic event is one of the most long standing knockdown tournaments in the world. Streamed live from 10am on Saturday 23rd September The 41st British Open and 9th Cup of Europe will be held on September 23th, in K2 Centre in Crawley, England. Live streaming proudly sponsored by Educational Funding Company and MMA Mats. Filming and live streaming provided by …