Kyokushin (極真) karate, a style of full contact karate, founded in 1956 by Korean-Japanese karate master, Mas Oyama (大山倍達 Ōyama Masutatsu).” Kyokushin is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training.
The practice and mastery of Kihon is essential to all advanced training. This includes the practice of correct body form and breathing; while practising basics such as stances, punches, kicks, blocks, and thrusts at the same time.
Kata is a form of ritualized self-training in which patterned or memorized movements are done in order to practice a form of combat maneuvering.
Sparring is an important part of kyokushin training. High emphasis is placed on full contact sparring which is mostly done without any gloves or protective equipment, especially for senior level trainings. Also called kumite in Japanese, the kumite sessions provide opportunities for the students to practice various techniques learnt. To achieve Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) grade, a student has to complete a 20-man kumite test, comprises of twenty 1 minute fight bouts with no rest. In kyokushin, full-contact sparring is considered the ultimate test of strength, endurance, and spirit.
Tournaments are a very important part of Kyokushin. Hundred of Kyokushin tournaments are held throughout the year on every continent in the world, but the largest is held in Japan which is televised on national television. The Kyokushin World Tournament (held every 4 years) is known as the Karate Olympics.
DOJO WU Karate Classes are suitable for adults and children.