The International Karate Organization and the Kyokushinkaikan follow the Karate Way of building character and train the mind and body to contribute to society, based on Sosai Mas Oyama’s Kyokushin Spirit “Keep one’s head low (modest), eyes high (ambitious), reserved in speech ( mind one’s language) and kind in heart (treat others with respect and courtesy). Treat others with kindness, filial piety is the starting point, (serve your parents well).”
The Kyokushin spirit is the guiding principle for all Kyokushin Karate-ka and the meaning of filial piety should be clearly understood. The word “Kou” (piety) is compassion towards human beings and society as a whole.
Kyokushin Karate which was known as Oyama Karate began its roots in Myanmar in the early 1960'(s). In the 1970'(s) there was a karate boom in Myanmar and many Karate clubs were opened and Karate taught then were mixed, mostly Shotokan and Kyokushin.
Sensei Min Lwin, opened his first dojo in April 1975 in Yangon. The style then taught was Shotokan but the non-contact kumite style did not satisfy Sensei Min Lwin and he started to take interest in Kyokushin Karate and contacted Tokyo Honbu and became an international overseas member in 1976....