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50 years anniversary of Kyokushin Karate


 1964. Japan. Tokyo. Ikebukuro.

50 years ago a new Mas. Oyama dojo was  opened and the name Kyokushinkai was introduced to the karate community. The great history of strenght, pride and glory has began. We decided to honor this anniversary and bring this memorable moment to our training uniform (black hood jacket and long trousers).  It will be available at our shop shortly before the end of the year 2014.






Kyokushinkai Karate Embroidery

We like the idea to have embroidered Japanese calligraphy on our t-shirts or jackets. It can easily be done by taking some random images from internet but nobody can guarantee the quality, proper form of calligraphy and their meaning.

Our idea to make our jackets with embroidered Kyokushinkai Karate calligraphy begins with the art work of Masakazu Miyanaga - Japanese painter and calligraphy master who made artistic drawings for our designs.

Calligraphies were painted on special paper which doesn’t absorb ink and let the ink dry.  And it was just the beginning of the transformation process from the ink calligraphy to the final embroidery on our jackets. An important part of making calligraphies is to know the sequence of drawings, proportion and directions of movements. There are rules which make calligraphy perfect and knowing these rules together with manual, artistic skills make calligraphy not only readable but also beautiful.

So, to know the sequence was an important message to our computer designer to write the program which can reflect these rules and make our designs special. Every beat of the needle with thread shows the direction of the brush flow and makes the embroidery special.

 Kyoku-Shin-Kai-Kara-Te calligraphy made by master Myanaga and drawing sequence


 Calligraphy transformed to embroidery program

Calligraphy embroidered on the college jacket. College jackets with emboidered calligraphy of Kyokushinkai karate will be available in our shop at the beginning of October 2014.




Kyokushin Kata Book by Hanshi Steve Arneil

 ‘Kyokushin Kata Book’ by hanshi Steve Arneil, published in 1985, is the only valid kata interpretation manual that was recognized and approved by Kyokushinkai founder, Sosai Masutatsu Oyama. Due to his knowledge, experience, and skills, Hanshi Arneil was chosen by Sosai Oyama to prepare an official compilation of the kyokushin kata and to have it published in a book form.

Of course there are many other books, videos, or DVDs available on the market, yet they fundamentally differ from the original, primary kata version which was presented by the hanshi for the needs of all Kyokushin students at the time when there was only one Kyokushinkai IKO organization.

Hanshi Arneil’s book is a milestone in the history of Karate Kyokushin. 

Kata is the most important element of the karate tradition. They shouldn’t be freely altered, but instead they must be practiced and performed with a comprehension which is essential to discovery of the depth they carry. This is the only way to the preservation of the Kyokushinkai tradition. Hanshi Arneil’s book received its second edition in 2004. Some of its fragments were rewritten, hence allowing for an improved understanding and presentation of the material and the cover was also redesigned. Its most essential content, however, remains unchanged and the same - none of the book’s kata was modified or revised.

And right now, almost thirty years later, after publishing the first edition of kata book, we are just about to get the completely redone third edition. Great! Here is the link to the kata book blog page:


Swiss Knockdown Tournament - Sarnen, 1st Nov. 2014

On November 1st, 2014 Open Swiss Knockdown Tournament will take place in Sarnen. We proudly announce, that Karate-Outfit is one of the sponsor of the event. Our shop will be open during the tournament day and we will offer new jackets, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, training bags from our autumn/winter collection.

 Check Karate Obwalden website for tournament details:


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Piotr Szeligowski

Karate Outfit

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