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IN MEMORIAM
Sosai Mas Oyama photogallery
� Pages dedicated to Andy Hug
Andy Hug, 1964-2000 by Oliver Sperling
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Pillars of Kyokushin: Bobby Lowe

In 1952, Mas Oyama gave a demonstration in Hawaii. A young Bobby Lowe saw him and was stunned by the power Oyama demonstrated. It was not as though Bobby Lowe was inexperienced in martial arts. Though still quite young, his achievements to date were not much less than those of Mas Oyama himself. His father had been a Kung Fu instructor, and he had participated in any fighting art he could find. By the age of 23, he was yondan in judo, nidan in kempo, shodan in aikido, and a highly regarded welterweight boxer.
It was not long before Bobby Lowe became the first Kyokushin uchi deshi or "live-in student" of Mas Oyama's. He trained daily with Mas Oyama for one and a half years. Eventually, an uchi deshi's time became "1000 days for the beginning". These uchi deshi became known as Wakajishi, or the "Young Lions" of Mas Oyama and only a few of the hundreds of applicants were chosen each year for the privilege of training full time under the Master.
In 1957, Bobby Lowe returned to Hawaii to open the first School of Oyama outside Japan.

Books and Videos by Bobby Lowe

In the book "Kyokushin Karate Self-Defense Techniques," Bobby Lowe shows you the magnificent martial art of Kyokushin Karate. He explains how to defend yourself in various attack situations in a simple step-by-step manner. The book contains 385 pictures of approximately 60 different self-defense applications that you can easily master. This makes Kyokushin Karate Self-Defense Techniques by Bobby Lowe a very unique book of its kind. It's the only book that deals with the subject by providing easy to follow pictures.

This book compliments the 40 minute video "Mas Oyama's Kyokushin Karate Self-Defense Tehniques," covering the proper procedures for self-defense training, utilizing and describing various defense and counterattacking movements as perfected by Sosai Mas Oyama.

The "Young Lions" of Mas Oyama's Kyokushin Karate Headquarters by Necef Artan in cooperation with Bobby Lowe illustrates the life of a student (uchi-deshi) and his experiences while living in the Tokyo headquarters for a period of a thousand days. The whole book contains pictures reflecting the different experiences that Bobby Lowe went through during his stay.

 

 

 

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