“Kyokushin” pronounced Key-o-ku-shin, means “Ultimate Truth”. Kyokushin Karate is a Japanese style that was born in the pursuit of ultimate truth of mind, technique, and body. Karate was developed over a thousand years ago not only as a form of unarmed combat but as a way to discipline the body in order to improve the spirit. By practicing Karate, one can increase his/her alertness, self-awareness and self-confidence by conditioning the body by improving speed, strength, and coordination. It is to achieve the unity of body and spirit. The World Headquarters in Japan were officially opened in June 1964, where the name Kyokushin was adopted. From then, Kyokushin continued to spread to more than 120 countries, and registered members exceed 12 million making it one of the largest martial arts organizations in the world. Kyokushin Karate is known as the most powerful karate in the world.