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Kyokushin Kanji and it's Meaning

Kanji is the representation (using Chinese characters) of the word kyokushinkai, which is the name of the ryu or style.

Translated kyoku means ultimate, shin means truth or reality and kai means to join or associate. This concept has less to do with the western meaning of truth and is more in keeping with the bushido (warrior) concept of discovering the nature of ones true character when put to the test.

One of the goals of kyokushin is to strengthen and improve character by challenging oneself through rigorous training.