Shinkyokushinkai is the forward-looking, democratic, non-profit organization formed to advance the causes of Kyokushin Karate.
Kyokushin Karate, founded by the late Sosai Masutatsu Oyama in 1956, has developed into a world class Budo (martial art form). In 2003, the organization name was reformed to NPO World Karate Organization Shinkyokushinkai. We have inherited the will and tradition of Kyokushin Karate, and will carry on to develop and spread this magnificent Budo to the world with true and pure spirit.
Under the main philosophy to “Master our Mind”, the activities of Shinkyokushinkai is centered on the activity policy of “Nurturing Youth”, “Social Contribution”, and “International Exchange”.
The teaching and learning of Karate, the activities of domestic and overseas Branches, charity activities for the Marrow Donor Program, blood donation activities, international cooperation activities, and the organizing of various tournaments, are all held under the main philosophy and activity policy. We will continue with our activities, with the goal of becoming the strongest and largest Karate organization in the world, in all factors.
Karate as an Olympic sport
Shinkyokushinkai is also leading the campaign for full-contact karate, the hallmark of Kyokushin Karate, as an Olympic sport. Several breakthroughs have been achieved in Japan. With this ambitious goal in sight, Shinkyokushinkai is putting aside differences and reaching out to all practitioners of full-contact karate. See exciting developments at www.facebook.com/JFKO.OFFICIAL
JFKO stands for Japan Full-Contact Karate Organization. Shihan Kenji Midori is also the chairman of this organization and it is working with IOC Japan for the inclusion of full-contact karate as an Olympic Sport.