Founding members of MAS OYAMA COIN
Mr. Akira Oyama

Director of Masutatsu Oyama Kyokushinkai, International Karate Federation, and Chief Director, Mas Oyama Coin

As the grandson of Masutatsu Oyama, I am impressed every day by the magnitude of my grandfather’s accomplishments. Seeking to convey the great name of my forebear and his accomplishment, I have taken part in creating the MAS coin.
Not only will the MAS coin change the martial arts sector and Kyokushin karate, but we believe it will usher in major changes to the very concepts underpinning martial arts. There are over 120 branches of Kyokushin karate worldwide, with over 40M members, with the majority of them overseas. The complex procedures associated with remittances to overseas branches have been a part of life at various federations, and the larger the organization grows, the more tedious this process becomes. We believe this new technology is poised to resolve this issue and allow for conferring athletes rewards in the form of MAS coins for their wins at meets after hard work each and every day to refine their skills. Further, we plan to create a system for partnership with other martial arts organizations (K-1, UFC, MMA, etc.) for purchasing tickets, giving athletes rewards, and allowing for the purchase of merchandise. My largest area of focus is using MAS coins to rehabilitate juvenile delinquents and training youth. We want to use the MAS coin to create a climate in which people everywhere can help train adolescents and support the rehabilitation of juvenile delinquents.

Ms. Kikuko Oyama

Chair, Masutatsu Oyama Kyokushinkai, International Karate Federation

The third daughter of Masutatsu Oyama, legendary karate master, she received education both in Japan and overseas from a young age.
Starting in middle school, lived and studied abroad in Singapore and New York. Actively took part in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), known for radical activities, among other initiatives. Majored in criminal psychology and herbology at Sarah Lawrence College.
After the Matsuikan school (the modern-day Kyokushinkai Matsui school) parted ways with the Kyokushinkai dojo, founded by the late Masutatsu Oyama and located at 3-3-9 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, she and her mother, Chiyako Oyama, founded the Masutatsu Oyama Memorial Museum. Seeking to protect the culture of Kyokushin karate created by Masutatsu Oyama, the Kyokushin karate trademark and right to likeness of Masutatsu Oyama have been obtained, with their unauthorized use by various splintered schools and factions prohibited.
She is head of the M.O.C. Unity Funds (the Mas Oyama and Chiyako Unity Funds), a joint project with the Kyokushinkai, and engages in charity and volunteering to carry out the will of her parents, actively taking part in a range of activities in Japan and abroad. Further, she is active as an instructor in the Yoga Alliance and also edits global yoga publications.
Author, Masutatsu Oyama’s Sayings for a Strong Life (2010, Seiko Shobo)

Mr. Akira Ichimaru

Director of Masutatsu Oyama Kyokushinkai, International Karate Federation, and Head of Sales, Mas Oyama Coin

As the Representative of a management consulting firm, it is my job to improve the sales performances of a large number of clients on an everyday basis.
In particular, I place much emphasis on human resource training, and carry out one-on-one instructions and give lectures in seminars around the country every day.
I also incorporate psychology in my work and am actively working as a trainer to work on nurturing human resources.
I have enjoyed combat sports since my days as a student, and Mas Oyama is someone that I truly respect from the bottom of my heart.
It is truly incredible that many outstanding people are nurtured all over the world through karate, and that its philosophy has spread and is influencing the way of living of many people even today.
As one of the co-founders of MAS OYAMA COIN, I hope to leave Mas Oyama’s name behind in history, and contribute to world peace as well as the development of the martial arts industry.

Mr. Naoaki Okubo

Director of Masutatsu Oyama Kyokushinkai, International Karate Federation, and Head of Sales, Mas Oyama Coin

As a management consultant, I am involved in the launching of a large number of companies and businesses, planning management strategies, and supporting business managements.
I am also involved in trade with plenty of opportunities to visit other countries in Asia after having graduated from a foreign language university with numerous friends and business partners abroad.
Whenever I am overseas, I always feel very strongly that SMEs in Japan ought to expand their businesses abroad in a more aggressive manner.
My level of perception and values of the world have grown significantly after having the opportunity to interact with various people and cultures from all over the world.
I sincerely think that Mas Oyama, who interacted and cultivated ties with people from all over the world, is an amazing person.
With the spread of Mas Oyama Coin, I hope to reduce the distance between people, bring smiles to the faces of many, and contribute in building a better society to everyone in the world even outside the martial arts community.