Development of Oyama Karate in Uttarakhand

Development of Oyama Karate in Uttarakhand

Kyokushin kai is the name of Oyama Karate Organization. Kyoku means Ultimate; Shin means the “truth from within or reality; Kai is a club or organization. All branches around the world are affiliated to International Karate Organization League and the Japan Kyokushin kai-kan Headquarter have the Kyokushin kai added to its name of the branch just like in Dehradun; it is widely known as Dehradun Oyama Karate -Do Kyokushin kai-kan, formerly known as the Kyokushin kai Karate-Do Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

The origin of Karate has it's origin in Japan. However, as early as the Meiji era, Karate was widely known among the Japanese peoples. Originally, Karate meant “Chinese Art”, because the Chinese character “Kong” is read as “Kara” in Japanese. This probably gave cause to the speculation that Karate had its beginnings in China. However, in 1937, Karate was changed to read “empty hand” in Japanese.

The following few characteristics and definitions of Karate will help those who wish to understand and practice the art of self-defense. Karate Is an excellent means of physical and mental conditioning because in its practice, both arms, hands, legs as well as other parts of the body are exercised. In short, both body and mind are exercised.

• Karate requires deep concentration and it helps in developing mental, moral and spiritual discipline.

• Karate develops confidence and poise.

• Karate is a proven method of self-defense without the use of weapons.

• Karate can be practiced within the physical limitations of each individual.

• Karate can be studied and its methods practiced without the help of a partner or the use of a large training area. In fact, one’s bedroom or a Garden is more than sufficient for practice.

A high degree of achievement and improvement can be attained within a relatively short period of time. To really master, it requires constant learning plus a prolonged period of painful practice and relative isolation.

Oyama Karate is not merely a form of self-defense; its concept lies deeper than just simple physical and mental cultivation; it is non-violent; it should deny violence. In essence, the ultimate endeavor in Oyama Karate should be spiritual enlightenment, physical and mental cultivation and human quality, best defined by the training oath, which is recited by each Kyokushin kai karate student after each training session. Please check the Dojo Kun pages for more details.

Sensei Dev Nath is the man responsible for introducing Oyama Karate in Dehradun Uttarakhand in 2003, after spending 4 years teaching full time in a School and training the students in a Dojo. Formal name of the Dojo was Dehradun Oyama Karate-Do Kyokushin kai-kan, he was offered a Job in a Giant company, JSPL, to work as a Karate Instructor in Chhattisgarh state.

In the year 2007, Sensei Dev Nath shifted to Chhattisgarh and started working towards establishing Dojo, known as Raigarh Oyama Karate-Do Kyokushin kai-kan. Thousands of people have trained under his supervision, planning, promotion, demonstrations, camps and number of tournaments were also conducted. In the year 2012 Sensei Dev Nath decided to move back to Dehradun for His Children’s quality education.

Sensei Dev Nath is now working as the Founder chairman of Uttarakhand Oyama Karate-Do Kyokushin Kai Kan. In this region he is the Chief Instructor and Chairman of the Uttarakhand Oyama Karate-Do Kyokushinkai-kan.

Sensei Dev Nath’s unending desire to promote Karate and his selfless thought to teach have led to establishment of lots of branches in Uttarakhand. The establishment of these branches is for sharing the common aim and objective of the Organization, for serving the people all over Uttarakhand. The growth and the popularity of the Oyama Karate in Dehradun, Uttarakhand is mainly due to his hard work. Sensei Dev Nath is being conducting training in Schools & Colleges apart from his Dojos. Hundreds of students are getting free training on daily basis especially underprivileged Girls and Children for upliftment of our younger generation.


Dr. Jitendra Prasad Ray


Mr. Mayank Kumar Pant


Mr. Shubham Anand
(Executive Members)