Discover the art of Kyokushin Karate, taught by our Sports Experts at the Champion Spirit Academy in the 7th arrondissement, Paris.
Kyokushin is a full-contact version of karate, placing an emphasis on efficiency in real combat. Fist and elbow strikes to the face are prohibited, as are all attacks to the back or lower abdomen. A match takes place in 2 rounds each lasting 3 minutes.
The origins of karate are the stuff of legend. However, the foundations of this discipline draw from the same source – nature – and have the same goal: the reinvigoration of health in the practitioner.
Among all styles of karate, Kyokushin, founded by Masutatsu Oyama, is far and away the most interesting. “Kyokushin” means “way of the ultimate truth” and has gained many followers since its inception, with over 12 million practitioners.
The Kyokushin style is famous for its real fights, its spectacular knockouts, but also for its very traditional style. It requires a level of discipline and etiquette that are arguably among the most demanding.
The culmination of Kyokushin Karate is combat. All the work of the karateka (karate practitioner) will focus on the development of three elements: tai (body), waza (technique) and shin (spirit, mind).
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Self discipline allows us to achieve unusual levels of resilience and resistance – qualities intrinsic to karate.
A karateka uses their explosive power in the tiniest fraction of time thanks to their concentration.
Mental strength permeates all aspects of karate. Maintaining a fighting spirit is essential to deal with the most difficult tactics.
Dexterity and sense of timing are essential qualities. They mean avoiding taking hits but also make it easier to return them.