Kyokushin Budo Karate Shakai logo: the Japanese characters at its very centre read as ‘’Kyokushin Karate’’ while the red circle means “Bushido”. The light blue circle represents world peace while also representing the human spirit through the practice of mind-body unified in Kyokushin Karate.
Kyokushin Karate is a heritage to the whole world presented by Sosai Masutatsu Oyama. It is so full of energy, power and supremacy. Sosai Oyama, often referred to Kyokushin Karate as “Budo Karate”. Kyokushin Budo Karate Shakai has been used mainly for the purpose of honouring Sosai Oyama and his sayings; therefore, it was incorporated into the title of Kyokushin Budo Karate Shakai.
Prasanna Fernando is the founder and Saiko Shihan of Kyokushin Budo Karate Shakai International
Born in 1968 in Sri Lanka. Started Karate as a child in 1981. 1991-Achieved Shodan, was awarded the Shodan by Sosai Masutatsu Oyama. In the same year, he was invited to Japan by Sosai Oyama. In 1994 Graded to Nidan and year 2001 Graded to Sandan in Japan.
2005 Graded to Yondan in Japan.
In 2010, Prasanna Fernando moved to the United Kingdom and founded the Kyokushin Karate Fernando Dojo in April 2012 in Glasgow. In the same year, he was appointed for branch chief of the United Kingdom.
He had the privilege of studying under three eminent teachers in Kyokushin Karate. They are Shihan Nanda Siriwardena, Shihan Hatsuo Royama and Shihan Kazuyuki Hasegawa.
Participated in the 50 Men Kumite for his 5th Dan examination in Japan Sokyokushin Honbu and successfully passed the exam for the title of Shihan in 24th November 2014.
In April 2018, Shihan became independent from World Sokyokushin Japan and founded Kyokushin Budo Karate Shakai.