Mas Oyama, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Mas Oyama

Korean-born Japanese karateka

Date of Birth: 04-Jun-1923

Place of Birth: Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, South Korea

Date of Death: 26-Apr-1994

Profession: writer, karateka, mixed martial artist

Nationality: Japan, South Korea

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Mas Oyama

  • Masutatsu Oyama (?? ??, Oyama Masutatsu, born Choi Yeong-eui (Hangul: ??? Hanja: ???); July 27, 1923 – April 26, 1994), more commonly known as Mas Oyama, was a karate master who founded Kyokushin Karate, considered the first and most influential style of full contact karate.
  • A Zainichi Korean, he spent most of his life living in Japan and acquired Japanese citizenship in 1968.

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