History of Stony Plain Kyokushin Karate
The Stony Plain Kyokushin Karate Club was founded in 2004 and is a member of the IKOKC (International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan, Canada) Since that time the club has grown to more than 50 students, ranging from entry level to 1st KYU (Brown Stripe). Participants come from Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, and Parkland County.
Members meet three times weekly to train, prepare for tournaments, and hone their karate skills. Members learn self-defense, and work on a variety of skills that encompass balance, stretching, coordinaion, and self confidence. Students are tested on their skills though belt gradings held 2 times per season. The grading consists of preforming Kata(prearanged form and movement), Kihon(basics), Ido Gekco (moving basics),Terminology, self-defense technices and other items as outlined by the IKOC. Komite(Fighting) is the final condition of belt grading, students will spar with moderate to heavy contact depending on belt and ability. Our senoir student Chris Gowan recently completed a 37 man kumite during his 2 KYU (brown belt)grading. The phlosopy of Kyokushin is that if you don't learn to hit or be hit during training, then in a time of need your training will not support your intentions. Students are pushed to their personal limits in a safe and supportive atmosphere, to prepare them for any situation incountered outside the dojo. A feeling of confidence and self awarness will fill your spirit .
New members are always welcome.
History of Kyokushin
Kyokushin (pronounced "key-yoke/shin", meaning "the ultimate truth or reality") This style of Karate is known as a hard style, as students are training utilizing full contact sparring and kumite (tournament fighting) . First introduced by the late Sosai Masutatsu Oyama in Japan. Sosai held the rank on 10th Dan. Sosai Mas Oyama became a 4th Dan at the young age of 22. Two years later, in 1947, he won the All Japan Karate Championship. In 1948, Mas. Oyama trained alone in the mountains on Mt. Kiyosumi , where he stayed for 18 months, training was intense and grueling . In 1950, after returning from the mountains, he demonstrated his strength against a total of 52 bulls, killing three and breaking the horns off of 49.
In 1954, he opened his first dojo in Tokyo.
In 1964, the Tokyo Honbu (Headquarters)was officially opened and the International Karate Organization-Kyokushinkaikan (I.K.O.K.) was established. Kyokushin Karate today is one of the largest and most famous of all karate styles
Kyokushin Canada IKOKC
Internation Karate Organization Kyokushinkiakan Canada is our parent non-profit organization. Our Branch Chief Shihan Stuart Corrigal from Richmound British Colombia. Shihan Stuart and other members are in-charge of all major events such as Winter Camp, Summer Camp, Fall Camp,International events co-ordination, Black belt testing, International black belt conference, Canadian Championships and many more.
Please visit their fantastic website for more information and up coming events.