The word Kyokushin is a combination of two Japanese characters: Kyoku, meaning extreme, and shin, meaning truth; thus Kyokushin means “extreme” or “ultimate truth”.
Adding the suffix “kai”, meaning, “to meet”, gives the meaning of people coming together striving for an common ideal. Therefore, the word “Kyokushinkai” translates to “Society of the Ultimate truth”.
The aim of Kyokushin is to transcend the physical limitations of technique and attain the ideal of truth and perfection through hard training.
Kyokushin is a style of stand-up, full contact karate founded by Masutatsu Oyama. A very practical method of self defense, Kyokushin is deep rooted in the philosophies of self-improvement and discipline. Its full contact style has had international appeal world wide.
Milperra Kyokushin continues to follow in the same tradition, with a focus of team and community spirit. Every student strives to reach their own personal best and through this process, learn the true meaning of karate.
Kyokushin has influenced much of the “full-contact” school of karate, emphasizing realistic training, physical toughness, and practicality in its training curriculum. Many other martial arts organizations have “spun-off” of Kyokushin over the years, with some adding additional techniques used in self defence, but usually continuing with the same philosophy of realistic and practical training methods.