74 years of
The Godfather of Karate
Discover the life of Sosai
27th July 1923
The Birth of Sosai
Masutatsu Oyama, later to become Kancho of the International Karate Organization Kyokushin Kaikan was born on July 27th.
(June 4th by reckoning of the old Japanese calendar)
Enter the High School
Mas Oyama entered junior high school in Seoul, Korea, where he started his study of Chinese Kempo.
Yamanashi School of Youth Aviation (Japan)
Mas Oyama entered the Yamanashi School of Youth Aviation, Japan.
Enter Wased University
Entered the Department of Physical Education, Waseda University. Mas Oyama had already met Ms. Teruko Fujimaki, who was later to become Mrs. Chiyako Oyama. It is said that he always wore the uniform hat of Waseday university.
Training at Mount Minobu
Mas Oyama went to Mt. Minobu for training.
Winner of All Japan
Mas Oyama entered and won the first
post-World War 2 All Japan Tournament held at Maruyama Gymnasium, Kyoto.