Budō no Rekishi 武道の歴史

Martial Arts History - Kyokushin Karate

I started this chapter in 2020. Now two years later, in my Budo, a lot have happened, both Internationally but also local in the Netherlands. My Bushido consists of two major Budo-activities, namely Karate-do and TaiKi-ken. Sadley both of my Sensei's, Shihan Loek Hollander and Shihan Jan Kallenbach , past away. Leaving me and a lot of other students with a big gap. I'm currently training at Budokai Vleesenbeek (Shihan Jan Vleesenbeek) within the World Kyokushin Budokai (Kancho Pedro Roiz).

History of Kyokushinkai

I started this chapter in 2020 with, in my oppinion, with the future of Kyokushin Karate, namely the cooperation of four Kancho's in the Kyokushin World Union (KWU).

In 2011 three international federations, under the motto 'Time to be united!', decided to work together in the Kyokushin World Union (KWU). Kyokushin World Federation (KWF - Kancho Loek Hollander ), International Karate Federation (IFK - Kancho Steve Arniel ) and Kyokushin-kan International Karate Organization (KIKO - Kancho Hatsuo Royama). In 2015 the KWU and the World Karate Organization Shinkyokushinkai (Kancho Kenji Midori), agreed to work together.

I strongly support the goals of Kyokushin World Union as they want to unite the international organizations of different schools and Kyokushin directions in one movement and revive and preserve the school of Sosai Mas Oyama, and conduct a unified Kyokushin World.

My Kikan 期間 ('period ') :
Sosai Masutatsu Oyama

10th Dan

Founder of Kyokushin Karate (1923-1994)

Kancho Loek Hollander

10th Dan

Kancho of Kyokushin World Federation (1938-2020)

Shihan Henny Ruberg

5th Dan

Student of Loek Hollander and Dōjō Cho of Budokai Hontai

Kancho Hatsuo Royama

9th Dan

Student of Mas Oyama and Kancho of the Kyokushin-kan International Honbu

Shihan Jan Vleesenbeek

7th Dan

Student of Loek Hollander and Dōjō Cho of Budokai Vleesenbeek

Kyoshi Jan Kallenbach

9th Dan

Student of John Bluming and Kyoshi in Taiki-ken (1943-2021)