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 …

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 …

Hero in All of Us – Kyokushin-Kan Karate Sensei Tom Callahan

Originally posted on jetli.com An Interview with Sensei Tom Callahan Tom Callahan, 4th Dan, Head of the L.A. Branch of Kyokushin-Kan Karate, has been successful in his life by just about any measure. With the release of this short film about him and his dojo, World Budo Arts. We caught up with him over Skype about his martial arts journey a few days before he sets …

Goshi Yamaguchi on Mas Oyama and Kyokushin Karate

This is an excerpt from an interview Graham Noble conducted with Goshi Yamaguchi, the third son of Gogen Yamaguchi (teacher of Mas Oyama). This interview took place at Potter’s Leisure Resort, near Great Yarmouth, England. 14th July 2008, IKGA European Gasshaku. They of course discussed Goju-ryu and his legendary father, but as well they talk about Masutatsu (Mas) Oyama, who was a student of …