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.

We as Kyokushin Karate-ka, devote our time and effort to promoting international exchange above and beyond any discrimination, whether nationality, race, religion, politics, or thought and ultimately contribute to World Peace.

This is evident in all Kyokushin International events, Regional Championships & World Tournaments, where all competitors compete with the urge to defeat the person opposite them, but at the end of the day, we stand side by side, a family united by the power of Kyokushin.

This has led to make International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan which has the largest membership than any other single style Karate organization in the world today.