Participation of Sosai Mas Oyama in the early fifties in a tour of wrestlers in the cities of North America and his demonstration performances with the breaking of stones and bricks made famous Kyokushin outside of Japan before the style was recognized in Japan itself. It so happened that the first woman with a black belt Kyokushinkai appeared in New York. Maureen Brazel (Maureen Brazel) was considered a gifted judoka, but after the opening of the hall in the US of Kyokushinkai made a choice in favor of karate and became one of the first women in the American Kyokushin. Black belt Maureen received after in 1966 Tadashi Nakamura moved to the United States. Wonderful photographer Yoshikazu Aona in 1967 took a picture on the beach of New York for an article on karate in the magazine "Life", which captured Maureen Brezel with a black belt, attacking Christopher Kyle. Perhaps somewhere else (maybe Bobby Lowe), around the same time, there appeared female Kyokushin with black belts, but confirmed information is only about an American, Maureen Brezel. This woman was at the very origins of the American Kyokushin, she was trained and trained at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the first New York Dodge. The National Kyokushin Champion took part in the 4th All American Open International Karate Championships - a mixed tournament for all karatekas of the country, and took the third place in the female absolute. By the way, Chuck Norris fought at this tournament.