Oyama Juku: Kyokushin Karate

At Oyama Juku, our goals are to assist in the development of mental and physical strength and to develop positive, contributing members to society.

The biggest joy is seeing a student's progression, physically, mentally, and morally in our teachings and that is why I teach.

Kyokushin karate is a Japanese, full-contact karate style, founded in 1956 by Musutatsu Oyama in Tokyo, Japan.

Mas Oyama's school had a reputation for full-contact fighting and its intense training regimen.

Kyokushin is also known for the 100 man fight: one practitioner takes on 100 fighters, 1 after the next.

This is a celebrated event.

Kyokushin utilizes punching and kicking, knees and elbows.

The typical tournament is fought bare knuckle, 2-3 rounds with limited rules and protection.

Punching is allowed to any target of the body except to the face and groin.

Kicking is allowed to any target of the body except to the groin and knee joints. Kicks and knees to the head are also legal.

Our student base is multi-diversified and multi-demographic.

It includes men, women, and children, with programs for ages 4 and above.

People join our dojo because of the realistic & practical approach to martial arts training.

By training full contact, confidence, respect, and courtesy are developed naturally.

Students of Oyama Juku understand and live by one phrase:



Benalio Padron has been studying martial arts for the past 40 years.

In 1974, he began training in Kyokushin Karate in NYC under the four original Kyokushin karate instructors sent to the U.S. by the Founder, Mas Oyama.

Padron opened his first kyokushin karate club in 1995 for Columbus Recreation & Parks, it was the first Kyokushin school in Ohio.

With a 6th degree black belt, he is the highest ranking kyokushin karate instructor in the state of Ohio.

He is the President of International Oyama Karate Union: Kyokushinkai, Head Coach of US World Kenka Alliance-Japanese mma, former Head Coach of Ohio Kudo International Federation, and he has just been appointed Ohio Branch Chief of Pan-American Kyokushin Organization.

In the past 20 years of Oyama Juku, he has produced 14 Black belts, and 3 certified instructors.