Hatsuo Royama, Kancho (Chairman), Kyokushin-kan

Hatsuo Royama was born in Saitama, just north of Tokyo, in 1948. Inspired by a country-wide boom in popularity of celebrity fighters and wrestlers, he traveled to Ikebukuro at the age of 15 and entered Mas Oyama’s legendary „Oyama Dojo” where his Kyokushin Karate was being born. Having trained there

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Hiroto Okazaki, Vice Honbu Chief, Kyokushin-kan

Hiroto Okazaki was born in April of 1961 in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. From his first year in middle school he began his practice of Kyokushin Karate and upon graduating from high school he entered Royama Dojo and became an uchi deshi. He recieved Royama training since the time he was

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Akio Koyama, Honbu Chief, Kyokushin-kan

Akio Koyama was born in August of 1958 in Tottori Prefecture, Japan. At the age of 21 he begain training at Ikebukuro’s Kyokushinkaikan So-Honbu. Afterwards he transferred to Royama Dojo in Saitama and became Royama Kancho’s first uchi deshi dormitory chief. After learning the essense of budo karate at Royama

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Hennie Bosman, International Chairman, Kyokushin-kan

Shihan Hennie Bosman of South Africa is the Chairman of the Kyokushin-kan International Committee, a position formerly held by Shihan Jose Millan (deceased), and Shihan Jacques Sandulescu (also deceased). International Committee members include Shihan Tae Kyun Shin of Korea, Shihan Davood Daneshfar of Iran, and Shihan Hamid Asna Ashari of

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