Sad news for Kyokushin historians, Soshu Shigeru Oyama passed away last night. He was a pioneer in honbu at the start of Kyokushin in the 60's. He was the 3rd man to complete the 100 man test and became the head Shihan in Kyokushin after the departure of Tadashi Nakamura.
In 1981 he left Kyokushin to start World Oyama Karate with its headquarters in New York where he was based.
When the IFK started we had an active relationship with the World Oyama Organisation participating in their European Championships and their US Championships in Alabama. They also regularly travelled to the British Open and our other International events.
Our thoughts are with Soshu Oyama's family