MAS OYAMA GOLD CUP 2004
The Tournament Report
The 4th All India Full Contact Karate Open Knock Down Tournament �Mas Oyama Gold Cup 2004�
was held at Jimmy George Indoor Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram on 12th September 2004. Honorable Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Prof. Chandra inaugurated the tournament. Shihan Peter Chong (IKO Chairman, Asia & Middle East) from Singapore was the Chief Guest and supreme judge and IKO Official Referees Sensei Jackie Chong from Singapore and Sensei Steven Foo from Philippines was the judges for the tournament.
Fighters from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharastra, Andrapradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Pondicheri, Orissa and Kerala participated. The All Tamil Nadu Karate Association participated under the guidance of Sensei Anand Lal supported the tournament morally and extended their co-operation. Different Karate styles, Kick boxing, Kung fu and Tae Kwon Do fighters showed their might in the tournament but Kyokushinkaikan fighters emerged unanimously as winners in the tournament.
M. Davidson won Mas Oyama Gold Cup 2004, Dhaneesh. S won the second place and Rajeev. B.P won the best fighter position in the competition. All three of them were from Kerala Kyokushinkaikan, Budo Fitness Club, Thiruvananthapuram and trained under Kerala Branch Chief Sensei Dikum. The 3rd place was given to Yogesh Shelar and 4th place to Prasanth Karkokar, both from Pune Kyokushin club.
An advanced Karate training camp was held at Jimmy George Indoor Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram and Kovalam Beach under the supervision of
Peter Chong 8th Dan, Jackie Chong 4th Dan and Steven Foo 3rd Dan IKO, Kyokushin Kaikan.
Hundred participants, including 30 Black Belt holders took part in the camp. At Kovalam Beach there was rigorous training under the observance of Shihan Peter Chong. The training was over by 5 PM in the evening and the all the participants were given completion certificates from IKO Chairman Shihan Peter Chong.
Kerala Kyokushinkai Karate: A Retrospective
In 1978 Sensei Rakum (Raj Kumar) introduced Kyokushinkai Karate in Kerala and conducted various demonstrations and tournaments in various places. In 1981, Sensei Nizam joined Kyokushinkai Karate under Sensei Rakum�s Dojo. He won the IInd All Kerala Full Contact Karate tournament. In 1982, he started to take karate class. Afterwards he participated in several state and national tournaments and won. Nizam was one of the best fighters as well as a good instructor. He was awarded Kerala Branch Chief Post directly by Sosai Mas Oyama, under the strong influence of Shihan Peter Chong Sensei Nizam trained under the great Master Mas Oyama at hombu dojo, Japan, for more than 3 years & was awarded 3rd Dan Black Belt. In 1992 Sensei Di-kum joined Kyokushinkai karate and in January 1984 he was trained at Sensei Nizam�s Dojo at the age of 14 years. Due to his rigorous training and skill in Karate, Sensei Rakum invited him to join his Dojo at Bangalore. He stayed there during the period 1987-90 for Uchi Deshi (living Student). He becomes a very good fighter and instructor in Rakum�s dojo. He accepted all challenges of other Karate styles, Tae kwon do, Kung Fu and Kick boxers and defeated all them in minutes. In 1987-91 he was the member of Kerala and Karnataka state boxing team.
During this period he also did so many fantastic and adventurous feats. In 1992 he came back to his home town, Thiruvananthapuram and started his own Dojo and participated in the International tournament at Singapore. In 1994 he took black belt under Sensei Nizam Kerala branch chief and participated in the Asian tournament at Nepal. Sensei Nizam handed over his official responsibilities in 1997 and he was graded Nidan.
Now Sensei Dikum has more than 10 instructors, many dojos and school classes all over Kerala. He has good relationship with instructors and branch chiefs within and outside India.
Recently Shihan Peter Chong (IKO Chairman, Asia and Middle East) graded him as new Branch Chief of Kerala.