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Ligo Dojo Of Budo Karate

118 W Parrish St
Durham, NC 27701
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  • Description - Ligo Dojo Of Budo Karate

    BKH founder and director, Nathan Ligo, is the only American and one of only 3 non-Japanese to hold a graduation certificate from Mas Oyama's uchi deshi (live-in student) instructor's program in Japan. (Mas Oyama is seated at center in below photograph.) After training for 6 years as a student of Mas Oyama's nephew, Seong Soo Choi, in the United States, Ligo was accepted as a personal student by Mas Oyamaᅠ(1923-1994), the legendary founder of Kyokushin Karate, in June of 1990. Following in the footsteps of 120 foreigners to attempt the program before him and fail -- no foreigner had ever graduated from Mas Oyama's program at that time -- Ligo was initially unsuccessful in completing the three years of training when he found himself unable to continue after nearly two years inᅠa dormitoryᅠwhere full-contact, bare-knuckle fighting was an integral part of the daily routine.

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