Ever since it’s inception Kyokushin karate has been trying to prove it’s power to the world in a wide variety of different ways. Such as breaking Bricks, Boards, Rocks, etc.
But in the beginning Kyokushin founder Mas Oyama would fight versus animals such as Bears and Bulls. Mas Oyama has reportedly defeated 52 bulls in combat and 1 bear.
His exploits were featured in a series of Cult Classic Martial Arts Movies starring Sonny Chiba called “Karate Bullfighter”, “Karate Bear Fighter”, & “Karate For Life”. The footage your about to was taken in Erie, PA. Where 6’7 Kyokushin Karate Master Willie Williams takes on a Bear. Check it out.