The International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan - (IKO Sosai) is the sole legal entity representing Masutatsu Oyama's Kyokushin Karate system and philosophy. IKO Sosai and the Oyama family are committed to preserving Sosai's legacy and original So Honbu Dojo for the many future generations of Kyokushin karate-ka.
The IKO Sosai Organization, its So-Honbu Dojo and all affiliated branches act as a gateway - a direct connection to the lineage and "source" of Kyokushin Karate, its original teachings and to the late Master, Sosai Masutatsu Oyama.
The objectives of the IKO Sosai organization are to responsibly develop, promote and disseminate the original teachings and philosophy of Sosai Mas Oyama's Kyokushin Karate worldwide and to provide the necessary resources to assist members to live their lives based on this philosophy.
So Honbu Board Members
Honorary Committee Chairman - Susumu Miyake Shihan
Chief Instructor - Yoshikazu Suzuki Kancho
Custodian - Kuristina Oyama; daughter of Sosai Oyama
Honorary Advisor - Watanabe Kazuhisa
The IKO Kyokushinkaikan aims to promote a cooperative and inspiring environment for everyone, regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion or economical circumstances, to realize his/her fullest potential spiritually and physically through the Budo Karate of Sosai Mas Oyama.
The primary goals of the IKOK are:
To preserve the original philosophy and teachings of Sosai Mas Oyama.
To honor the honbu established by Sosai Mas Oyama as the spiritual home of Kyokushin Karate and IKO Kyokushinkaikan headquarters and to preserve so-honbu for all future generations.
To ensure the very highest of teaching and training standards amongst its representatives worldwide to maintain Kyokushin's integrity and standardization.
To progagate the true values of Budo; honesty, loyalty, humility, courage, effort, filial piety, consideration for others, wise discrimination and balance.