Mas Oyama a karate master would fight live bulls with his bare-hands

Mas Oyama a karate master would fight live bulls with his bare-hands

Mas Oyama, a karate master, would fight live bulls with his bare-hands during his martial arts demonstrations. Occasionally, he would kill them with a single blow, earning him the nickname “Godhand.”

Public demonstrations

Oyama tested himself in a kumite, a progression of fights, each lasting two minutes, and each after the featured participant wins. Oyama devised the 100-man kumite which he went on to complete three times in a row over the course of three days.

Mas Oyama a karate master would fight live bulls with his bare-hands

He was also known for fighting bulls bare-handed. In his lifetime, he battled 52 bulls, three of which were purportedly killed instantly with one strike, earning him the nickname of “Godhand”. Many martial artists believe that the bulls he beat were at a disadvantage, because they were tamed and tied with nose rings and rope when Mas Oyama fought them.

Mas Oyama a karate master would fight live bulls with his bare-hands

Oyama had many matches with professional wrestlers during his travels through the United States. Oyama said in the 1958 edition of his book What Is Karate that he had just three matches with professional wrestlers plus thirty exhibitions and nine television appearances.