Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

World Oyama Karate put on a demonstration at the 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival.  I’ve always enjoyed the festival but have never actually participated myself except for the preparation of the Japan Airlines float many years ago.  My demonstration was called ‘kihon sono 4’ and we made BaySpo, (2017年4月14日) the Japanese language newspaper in… Continue reading Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Fighter’s Cup

I participated in my very first Fighter’s Cup tournament yesterday and took second.  This is what semi-knockdown karate looks like; I never thought I’d be doing something like this; I just wanted to be a ninja with my son. But this is where the road leads in traditional Japanese Kyokushin Karate and so しょうがない as… Continue reading Fighter’s Cup

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