KyokushinKai Karate


In this page we will go over briefly about the history of Kyokushinkai Karate, we will also revise the basic techniques and requirements of each rank. We will also cover the competition part which is Kumite, training and talk about famous people who are black belts in Kyokushinkai Karate.

History of Kyokushinkai Karate

Kyokushinkai is a style of stand-up fighting and was founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese Masutatsu Oyama. “Kyokushin” is Japanese for “the ultimate truth”. It is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training. Its full contact style has international appeal. Karate Techniques in KyoKushinkai are strong and we can find them in each rank.

Belt Rank in Kyokushinkai Karate

  • White Mukyu
  • Orange 10th Kyu
  • Orange with one blue stripe 9th Kyu
  • Blue 8th Kyu
  • Blue with one green stripe 7th Kyu
  • Yellow 6th Kyu
  • Yellow with one orange stripe 5th Kyu
  • Green 4th Kyu
  • Green with one brown stripe 3rd Kyu
  • Brown 2nd Kyu
  • Brown with one black stripe 1st Kyu
  • Black with one gold stripe Shodan
  • Black with two gold stripes Nidan
  • Black with three gold stripes   Sandan
  • Black with four gold stripes Yondan
  • Black with five gold stripes Godan
  • Black with six gold stripes Rokudan
  • Black with seven gold stripes Shichidan
  • Black with eight gold stripes Hachidan
  • Black with nine gold stripes Kyūdan
  • Black with ten gold stripes Jūdan

Kyokushinkai Karate Competition


Famous people of Kyokushinkai Karate

  • Dolph Lundgren
  • Georges St-Pierre

Karate Techniques

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