Our last class of the year training

Our last class of the year training

It is tradition for Kyokushin-kan Malaysia to hold a marathon kihon session at the end of each calendar year. The author has gone through 100 repetitions of each kihon in the early days. 2014 holds no difference, where Shihan gave us the choice to perform either 2000...
On priorities

On priorities

Any layman knows that taking care of your health is important. But in the context of martial arts, feeling poorly leads to skipped classes which may eventually lead to quitting your martial art. We always think quitting is a conscious straight forward decision. But it...
20 men kumite – Do you have what it takes

20 men kumite – Do you have what it takes

On 6th Dec 2014, Leong Shane Jie and Emi Lee completed their 20 men kumite as the final test of their shodan test. They were 16 and 15 years old respectively. These were not easy kumites as these semi-adults (as Shihan fondly calls them) were fighting adults who were...
Our foray into MMA

Our foray into MMA

Traditionalists would scoff at this. Karate? Doing MMA? Bah…. Yet, look at Kyokushin offshoots like Daido Juku and Enshin karate. They are attempts to cultivate ground fighting into this traditional martial art. Our very own Kyokushin-kan implements Shinken...