I'm creating this thread seeking education rather than to express any point. It occurs to me that through this forum, through seminars and through training with like-minded people that we are all very good at bring our respective Karate together through mutual concepts and goals. Under the one roof, be it conceptual such as this forum or literal as in a seminar, we see Shotokan, Wado Ryu, Shito Ryu and even Taekwondo and Tang Soo Do coming together due to shared kata. Even Goju Ryu with their different kata are welcome cousins.
But we rarely see Kyokushin practictioners and I don't think there are any on this forum. They use mostly the same Karate as the rest of us albeit with their own variations. Kyokushin seems to me like a distant cousin that we don't really like to mention.
Am I wrong? If I'm right, why is this? Why isn't there more integration?