Cover Star: Mas Oyama

Born Choi Young-Eui in Korea, Masatatsu Oyama was the founder of Kyokushin Karate. He studied under Karate masters, Gichin Funakoshi and Gogen Yamaguchi.

Oyama was famed for testing his strength against bulls. It is thought that over time he battled around 52 bulls. Below are some of the magazine covers to feature this iconic master.

September 1966  1970 March 1976
     
January 1977 1981 1987
     
1993 July 1994 September 1994
     
April 1995  March 1996  1997
     
 
April 2001 March 2005  

Author: Patrick Donkor

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