We know that this came as a shock to our loyal Karate customers around the world because. We had been closely connected to Kyokushin since the beginning. Sosai Mas Oyama was a personal friend of Isami's founder and he always wore our gis and belts.
Our parent company Isami Trading co. Ltd. decided to step out of the Kyokushin business because of trademark issues among the main Kyokushin organizations in Japan. We didn't want to be a part of what was going on. It was a hard decision to make, but it was the right decision.