Part 3: Kancho’s General Message Regarding Kyokushin-kan’s Seminars : “Please attend them! Embrace what it means to be Kyokushin-Kan!” (Concept #4 Part 3)

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In Part 1 and 2 of this essay, I described Kyokushin-Kan as a movement within Kyokushin (or rather among the various splintered parts of what was a unified whole under Kyokushin’s founder Mas Oyama), one spearheaded by Kancho Royama, Vice-Kancho Hiroshige, Shihan Okazaki and others, that seeks to “sharpen the edge of Kyokushin” that its leadership believes became somewhat blunted in the last several decades. It is not about changing kyokushin, it is about sharpening an edge that has become dull. The bottom line of this essay, therefore, is that it’s our duty to understand the lessons being pressed during Kancho’s International Instructors Seminars, and to do our best to incorporate them into our training in our home counties. Kancho’s message: “Attend these seminars, invite our instructors to your countries, take what you learn to your students!” Continue reading

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Part 2: Kancho’s General Message Regarding Kyokushin-kan’s Seminars : “Please attend them!” (Concept #4 Part 2) Also, see here regarding “Fighting Posture”.

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Kancho Royama’s central message regarding Kyokushin-Kan seminars: “Attend them, attend them regularly, take what you learn back to your countries!”

In Part 1 of this essay, I described Kyokushin-Kan as something different from “just another IKO.” At least it should be considered so by us. More than that, it WILL be considered something different by anyone who attends Kancho’s instructors seminars, or by anyone who embraces what’s being taught at them as taught by any of our North American instructors who have been to them. Let’s review: Continue reading

Kancho’s General Message Regarding Kyokushin-kan’s Seminars : “Please attend them!” Concept #4 Part 1.

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Kancho Royama’s central message regarding Kyokushin-Kan seminars: “Attend them, attend them regularly, take what you learn back to your countries!”

Above all other content at Kyokushin-Kan’s International Instructors Seminars, is Kancho’s message, “Attend these seminars! Take what you’ve learned back to your countries!” It is my intent in this blog post to drive that message home, and then discuss some certain realities about the seminars in regards to traveling to them from the US. Continue reading