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Official IKO/GKKA Black Belts from left to right: Senpai Ricky Sablan, Sensei Joaquin Pangelinan, Sensei Tony Rodriguez, Senpai Fred Rodriguez, Senpai Rodney Gumabon. (Not in photo: Senpai Jake Calvo)
Established on Guam in 1966 by Shihan Joe Tedtaotao (yon dan) Kyokushin Karate was created by Founder Sosai Masutatsu Oyama.
Since then, hundreds of students have come through these training doors. And of that number, only a handfull of those students have gone on to become blackbelts, and eventually, instructors.
Kyokushin Karate is deemed Japan's strongest karate because of its full contact approach to fighting. For further interest visit: http://www.kyokushinkaikan.org/
Our blackbelts have proven their strength, ability and competence by completing the difficult and ardous Yudansha 'blackbelt' test. Often times these tests can last up to two days.
Official Branch Chief Listing: www.kyokushin.co.jp/eng/index.html
Currently Hagatna Dojo is the only official IKO sanctioned dojo.
Guam's IKO Dojo
GKKA Fundraiser. Kids having fun at the car wash!
Kid class Kyu testing. October 5, 2013
Students leaving their mark on their new dojo.
Isaac Cabrera at the IFT 2013
Isaac Cabrera and Justin Leon Guerrero awaiting the start of the IFT 2013
Paul Aguon in his bracket division awaiting the start of the IFT 2013 (5th one from the left)
Senpai Rick Sablan and Sensei Tony Rodriguez with Shihan Takiwa of NZ
The playful side of Senpai Fred
Senpai Zensaku Munn and Sensei Tony Rodriguez
After the Grand Opening the Hagatna Dojo February 23, 2013
Kancho Matsui at Mount Mitsumine Training Camp--November 2007
The front of the famous building where the 9th World Tournament was held November 2007.
Sensei Kin, Tony and Fred in front of the Kyokushin Tournament sign!
In front of the Metropolitan Hotel where Kyokushin Fighters, coaches and friends from around the world stayed.
Senpai Tony standing in front of the Kyokushin Kanku.
Tony Rodriguez Guam stopping for a pose with the other 9th World Tournament fighters from South Africa.
Tony with other fighters from around the world await the start of the three day tournament.
Tony Rodriguez representing Guam and the USA in the 9th World Tournament in the Tokyokaikan 2007.
Tony Rodriguez (#146) to the far right stands in line with the United States Team.
Tony and Fred Rodriguez visiting the Shrine of Matsutatsu Oyama on Mount Mitsumine November 2007.
Sensei Joaquin Pangelinan with Sosai Oyama.
Sensei Joaquin and Russian Fighter, Andrey Stepin--Mount Mitsumine, November 2007.
At the entrance to the shrine--November 2007.
Tony, Andrey Stepin and Fred at the bottom of pathway leading to Oyama's memorial.
Min Lwin Branch Chief from Myanmar visiting Oyama's memorial.
Branch Chief of Iran and Branch Chief of Guam chatting before training on Mount Mitsumine.
Tony and Fred posing with Shihan André Gilbert of Canada: http://www.karate-andregilbert.com/EN/Welcome.asp
Senpai Jennifer Campoy (KyokushinLA) and Senpai Fred on Mount Mitsumine, November 2007.
Shihan Francesco Filho breaking blocks of ice!
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