Kyokushin or Kyokushinkai is a style of Karate and was developed in the 1950s. The first official Honbu (headquarters) was founded by Masutatsu Oyama in 1964. Kyokushinkai is Japanese for "the society for the ultimate truth". It is considered one of the most challenging forms of Karate. Developed by Masutatsu Oyama (a Korean-Japanese), this is probably the hardest form of Karate today, placing great emphasis on combat effectiveness. Oyama himself has fought and killed bulls in demonstration fights, fighting unarmed and without protection.
At the Kyokushin Academy our primary fighting style is Kyokushin and knockdown fighting regulated and affiliated to the BKK and IFK. Since 2012 to further enhance our standup fighting strength proposition we have incorporated a Muay Thai Kickboxing and fitness programme, sponsored by TUFF Camp - Thailand.
We offer training in the following disciplines, two of the worlds toughest standup fighting styles: