Kyokushin &/or Kyokushinkai? What's the difference?

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Pardon me if this has been covered before, but what is the difference between Kyokushin Karate & Kyokushin kai? I've heard people say "I train in Kyokushin Karate," & other's say, "I train in Kyokushinkai." In just a cursory look on Wikipedia I couldn't see what the distinction was. Can any clarify this for me?

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Pardon me if this has been covered before, but what is the difference between Kyokushin Karate & Kyokushin kai? I've heard people say "I train in Kyokushin Karate," & other's say, "I train in Kyokushinkai." In just a cursory look on Wikipedia I couldn't see what the distinction was. Can any clarify this for me?

Thanks!


Properly, kyokushinkaikan= "house of the society of ultimate truth."
kyokushinkai= "society of ultimate truth"
kyokushin=ultimate truth.

All the same.

Until the death of Oyama Sosu, no difference. Now? Several different organizations-some even just say, "Oyama karate." Still........

All the same. :asian:
 
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