THE DOJO KUN (or Kyokushin Oath)

We will train our hearts and bodies for a firm unshaking spirit.

We will pursue the true meaning of the Martial Way, so that in time our senses may be alert.

With true vigour, we will seek to cultivate a spirit of self denial.

We will observe the rules of courtesy, respect our superiors, and refrain from violence.

We will follow our religious principles, and never forget the true virtue of humility.

We will look upwards to wisdom and strength, not seeking other desires.

All our lives, through the discipline of karate, we will seek to fulfil the true meaning of the Kyokushin Way.


1. The Martial Way begins and ends with courtesy. Therefore, be properly and genuinely courteous at all times.

2. Following the Martial Way is like scaling a cliff – continue upwards without rest. It demands absolute and unfaltering devotion to the task at hand.

3. Strive to seize the initiative in all things, all the time guarding against actions stemming from selfish animosity or thoughtlessness.

4. Even for the Martial Artist, the place of money cannot be ignored. Yet one should be careful never to become attached to it.

5. The Martial Way is centred in posture. Strive to maintain correct posture at all times.

6. The Martial Way begins with one thousand days and is mastered after ten thousand days of training.

7. In the Martial Arts, introspection begets wisdom. Always see contemplation on your actions as an opportunity to improve.

8. The nature and purpose of the Martial Way is universal. All selfish desires should be roasted in the tempering fires of hard training.

9. The Martial Arts begin with a point and end in a circle. Straight lines stem from this principle.

10. The true essence of the Martial Way can only be realized through experience. Knowing this, learn never to fear its demands.

11. Always remember, in the Martial Arts the rewards of a confident and grateful heart are truly abundant.

(December 2016)

The IKO Kyokushinkaikan have revised the international kumite rules recently. This is one of the most major changes since the creation of the IKO. Main changes include authorisation of tactical hand push and promotion of Ashi-Barai techniques.

All details explained here:


Taikyoku Sono Ichi, Ni & San
(Beginner's punch katas)

Sokugi Taikyoku Sono Ichi, Ni & San
(Beginner's kick katas)

Pinan Sono Ichi, Ni, San, Chi & Go

Tsuki No Kata

Sanchin No Kata
(3 battles)

Yantsu No Kata

Tensho No Kata

Pinan Sono Ichi, Ni, San, Chi & Go (URA)

Gekisai Dai

Saifa (or Saiha)

Gekisai Sho


Bassai Dai




Sushi Ho

Tekki Sono Ichi

Tekki Sono Ni

Tekki Sono San