Soshu Shigeru Oyama

JR 137

Grandmaster
Joined
Apr 26, 2015
Messages
5,162
Reaction score
3,218
Location
In the dojo
I haven't seen any "official" releases, but many social media sources are saying Soshu Shigeru Oyama, head and founder of World Oyama Karate passed away on Sunday. No specifics as of yet.

Along with Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura (founder of Seido Juku), Shigeru Oyama was sent to the US by Mas Oyama (no relation) to teach and spread Kyokushin karate in the 60s.

Shigeru Oyama was truly a legend in the world of Japanese karate. Easily one of the best practitioners and teachers ever of Kyokushin.
 

MilkManX

Orange Belt
Joined
Jun 24, 2008
Messages
71
Reaction score
1
Location
Tucson AZ USA
Osu!

He was indeed a pioneer in knockdown karate. My Sensei trained under him in the 1960-1970's before he went over to Ashihara and then Enshin with Kancho Ninomiya (who also learned under Shigeru Oyama) .
 

Latest Discussions

Top