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Mas Oyama

1923 - 1994

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Masutatsu Ōyama (大山 倍達, Ōyama Masutatsu, born Choi Yeong-eui (Hangul: 최영의 Hanja: 崔永宜); 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mas Oyama has received more than 646,127 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Mas Oyama is the 5th most popular martial arts, the 17th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 10th in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Martial Arts.

Mas Oyama is most famous for being a karate master and founder of Kyokushin karate.

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Among MARTIAL ARTS

Among martial arts, Mas Oyama ranks 5 out of 117Before him are Ip Man, Kanō Jigorō, Gichin Funakoshi, and Morihei Ueshiba. After him are Wong Fei-hung, Huo Yuanjia, Choi Hong Hi, Kenwa Mabuni, Ankō Itosu, Hélio Gracie, and Chōjun Miyagi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1923, Mas Oyama ranks 19Before him are Roy Lichtenstein, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Nadine Gordimer, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Franco Zeffirelli, and György Ligeti. After him are Carroll Shelby, Marcel Marceau, Jack Kilby, Lee Teng-hui, Richard Attenborough, and Alan Shepard. Among people deceased in 1994, Mas Oyama ranks 17Before him are Ayrton Senna, Andrei Chikatilo, Burt Lancaster, Kurt Cobain, Giulietta Masina, and Antônio Carlos Jobim. After him are Léon Degrelle, Paul Feyerabend, George Peppard, Guy Debord, Jan Tinbergen, and Melina Mercouri.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Mas Oyama ranks 17 out of 774Before him are Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Empress Gi (1315), Park Geun-hye (1952), Roh Moo-hyun (1946), Sejo of Joseon (1417), and Yi Sun-sin (1545). After him are Empress Myeongseong (1851), Jungjong of Joseon (1488), Sunjong of Korea (1874), Kim Young-sam (1927), Yeonsangun of Joseon (1476), and Gyeongjong of Joseon (1688).

Among MARTIAL ARTS In South Korea

Among martial arts born in South Korea, Mas Oyama ranks 1After him are Cha Dong-min (1986).