The Dento-teki Kyokushinkai Karate Organization are affliated martial artists who aspire to the teachings and "way" of Sosai Mas Oyama. Kyokushin means "in search of the ultimate truth" which is what practitioners do in their training, search for the truth within themselves. It is a strong contact system with street-wise techniques drawn from Chinese Kempo, Goju-Ryu, Shoto-kan and Sosai Oyama's 18 months of solitary training in the mountains of Japan.
Shihan Larry Tatro is a 5th degree Black Belt with over 35 yrs. of experience in martial arts, most of it with Kyokushinkai. He has also trained extensively in Okinawan weaponry and holds Black belts in Kobudo, Tae Kwon Do, Rembu-kai and Kyoku-Ninja-Kan. He has been fortunate enough to train with truly great instructors including; Soshu Shegiru Oyama, founder of World Oyama Karate; Sifu Tony Zeno, founder of Kyoku-Ninja-Kan; Shihan Bill Hayes, a member of Who's Who's in Martial Arts; Shihan John Farrell, Kyokushin and Karl Hovey, Isshin-ryu. Shihan Tatro's close association with these legends and founders has entitiled him to in-depth information particularly in regards to "bunkai" or practical application. He uses this experience along with his physical education degree to teach a scientifically sound, traditional approach to martial arts training. This site is primarily for Kyokushin practitioners and traditional martial artists. However, we encourage constructive comments and would strongly prefer if they stay focused on martial arts.