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US Technical Committee Lesson 1

Why Necessary? Benefit to US Kyokushin-Kan Composition and Rules How to Proceed 1 How to Proceed 2 . [...]

Technical Committee Training Video. Sunday July 28, 2013

The Ligo Dojo Technical Committee of 5 members was formed to innovate and strive to perfect materials Kancho Royama and Kyokushin-Kan’s Technical Committee under Shihan Hiroto Okazaki are pushing in order to “sharpen the blade” by [...]

Video from our Kyu Grading at Ligo Dojo, June 19-20, 2013.

We have kyu gradings (gradings for colored belts) 4 times per year at Ligo Dojo. Every other test is done in a gymnasium in a tournament format to which we invite students from other Kyokushin dojos. [...]

Ligo Dojo Delegation Makes Weekend Trip to Tournament in Maine.

. . . and it was one for the record books. It was the 3rd or 4th time groups from Ligo Dojo had traveled by car to Shihan Marty Petrovich’s annual Kyokushin-Kan Open Tournament in Maine. [...]

Can You Help Support Two Ligo Dojo Students Competing this June in Japan?

Ligo Dojo Instructors and Technical Committee Members Amy Kaufman (shodan) and Donald Harris (1st kyu) will be representing the United States on June 23rd, in Kyokushin-Kan’s World Kata Championships in Tokyo, and the following day Don [...]

A New Website Launched Today for our Kyokushin-Kan Branch In North Carolina, Ligo Dojo of Budo Karate.

And it’s about time! Our prior site had become very outdated, and hard to navigate. Anyone in Kyokushin-kan who wants website advice, should check out this site and contact Nathan Ligo if I can be of [...]

A Ligo Dojo Technical Committee? Saturday 6 AM, April 27

Some good advice here for all Ligo Dojo students. Please read. You’ll note that I’m discussing a particular group, but the advice applies to everyone, and there’s come critical advice here within. Read below. This morning [...]

Nathan Ligo fighting with Japan Champion Masuda Akira in 1991

We chose the order of opponents for Masuda’s 100-man kumite by lots. I drew number 7. By the time he’d fought 60 90-second fights that day, he was pretty spent. Here, right at the beginning, he [...]

Blackbelt Magazine Article about Mas Oyama by Nathan Ligo

One of my earliest forays into published writing was this Blackbelt Magazine Article that ran in 1994. I was at Davidson College soon after the two years I spent in Japan. The article begins: The Japanese [...]

Nathan Ligo Interviewed on ABC News

Video: ABC News Interview 2011   Click here to see the Ligo Dojo of Budo Karate Website. [...]