Today is a notable day in martial arts history. It marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of legendary karate master Mas Oyama.
Oyama was the founder of the Kyokushin style of karate, known for its rigorous training and a more practical approach to self defense than other karate schools.
Many K-1 fighters,from both Japan and other countries, have a background in kyokushin. Master Ishii, the original founder of K-1, is a former kyokushin practitioner.
To commemorate the master’s passing, the Kyokushin World Federation posted a short video of some of Oyama’s best quotes.