Mas Oyama

1923 - 1994

Mas Oyama

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 526,649 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular martial arts.

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Among martial arts, Mas Oyama ranks 5 out of 74Before him are Ip Man, Gichin Funakoshi, Morihei Ueshiba, and Kanō Jigorō. After him are Wong Fei-hung, Huo Yuanjia, Trưng Sisters, Kenwa Mabuni, Choi Hong Hi, Chōjun Miyagi, and Ankō Itosu.

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Among people born in 1923, Mas Oyama ranks 21Before him are Irma Grese, Nadine Gordimer, Peter II of Yugoslavia, György Ligeti, Marcel Marceau, and René Favaloro. After him are Alan Shepard, Jack Kilby, Richard Attenborough, Arvid Carlsson, Yaşar Kemal, and Val Logsdon Fitch. Among people deceased in 1994, Mas Oyama ranks 21Before him are Kurt Cobain, Melina Mercouri, Giulietta Masina, Léon Degrelle, Paul Feyerabend, and Jan Tinbergen. After him are George Peppard, Jack Kirby, Dorothy Hodgkin, Guy Debord, Henry Mancini, and Domenico Modugno.

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In Korea, South

Among people born in Korea, South, Mas Oyama ranks 11 out of 123Before him are Dangun (-333), Chun Doo-hwan (1931), Gyeongjong of Joseon (1688), Yeonsangun of Joseon (1476), Jeongjong of Joseon (1357), and Lee Byung-chul (1910). After him are Sung Jae-gi (1967), Gongmin of Goryeo (1330), Sunjo of Joseon (1790), Munjong of Joseon (1414), Hwang Jini (1506), and Injong of Joseon (1515).

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Among martial arts born in Korea, South, Mas Oyama ranks 1

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