Famous Names in Kyokushin

This page is dedicated to people we've met in Kyokushin Karate. These people are well known for various reasons, and they are one of the things that make kyokushin karate so interesting.

(Above) Sosai Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Kyokushin Karate

(Above Left) Marji Cormier and Kancho Shokei Matsui, Chosen by Sosai Mas Oyama to be his successor. (Above Middle) Sensei Ray Cormier, Kancho Matsui and Shihan Gorai of New York City. (Above Right) Sensei Guy Marquis, Sensei Ray Cormier, Shihan Andre Gilbert, Kancho Matsui and Shihan Gorai

(Above) Marji Cormier and Mas Oyamas Daughter, Grace Oyama.

(Above Left) Sensei Ray Cormier and Gary O'Neill (Above Right) Sensei Guy Marguis and Gary O'Neil.

(Above Left) Guy Marquis, Joe Lewis (Kick-boxing champion) and Sensei Ray Cormier. (Above Right) Marji Cormier, Joe Lewis and Sensei Ray Cormier

(Above Left) Jean Cormier, Soshu Shigoru Oyama, founder of Oyama Karate, Sensei Ray Cormier and Maurice Leblanc. (Above Right) Marji Cormier, Soshu Shigoru Oyama and Monique Leblanc.

(Above) Sensei Daniel Gaudet and Shihan Bobby Low, 8th dan , Hawaii, known for his self-defense techniques.