Kyokushinkai Karate
‘Kyokushinkai’ in Japanese
Karate uniform
Colors of karate belts by rank
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Kyokushinkai Karate

1. Kyokushinkai Karate


• Karate is a Japanese martial art. It uses
punches, kicks, elbow and knee strikes and
open-handed moves such as chops.
• Some styles also have grabs and throws.

3. ‘Kyokushinkai’ in Japanese


• For training, students wear special kimonos
and belts.
• A student must not wear rings, earrings or
other accessories during a training: it may
cause injury.

5. Karate uniform

6. Colors of karate belts by rank


• To get a new rank, a student must undergo an
exam: it has tests for technique, strength and
endurance, karate theory and philosophy.


• The test system in Kyokushinkai is very strict.
Student and master ranks are given for life.


• The highest achievement in Kyokushinkai is
the “One hundred battles” test. During it, a
fighter should endure a hundred combat
rounds with constantly changing partners. The
total length is almost thre and a half hours of
constant fighting.
• Only 15 people ever passed that test, and one
of them is Russian.


• Karate is a martial art, but every student
should remember that this is not a path of
cruelty and anger.
• A martial art teaches discipline, self-control
and calmness. Every student takes a vow to
never use one’s strength and skills for evil.
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