Meaning of Kyokushinkai

What is Kyokushin?

Karate is both an art and philosophy, because each person has a different personality, this reflects itself in theirinterpretation. Therefore, karate masters founded their own schools, teaching their style or ryu.

Kyokushinkai is the name given to our style.

KYOKU- means ultimate

SHIN- truth or reality

KAI- to meet, join, associate.

It takes time to fully understand the meaning.

The Kanji of Kyokushinkai

The Kanku is derived from the Kanku Kata, sky gazing form. In this Kata the hands are raised to scan the sky and the symbol is formed . The points of the Kanku represent the fingers and imply the ultimate or peaks. The thick sections, represent the wrists and imply power. The centre represents infinity, implying depth. The whole Kanku is based and enclosed by a circle, representing continuity and circular action.

The symbol of Kyokushinkai is the Kanku