AOF Team in KOF Robert Ryo and Yuri

The Art of Fighting / Kyokugenryu Team KOF’96: Ryo & Yuri Sakazaki and Robert Garcia!

The Art of Fighting Team returns without Takuma Sakazaki for the first time who announced his retirement from martial arts tournaments in the previous year.

For the first time Yuri Sakazaki, his daughter and the younger sister of Ryo would represent their Kyokugenryu Karate Dojo as part of their Team instead of being a member of the Women Fighters! Another change made to the team was the new look of Robert which was based on Art of Fighting 3 now.

The Art of Fighting Team returned in this constellation in the most of the later KOF games.


KOF Tribute Art of Fighting Team 96 Ryo Robert Yuri

Our first illustration  of them which shows the three in their Team-Slect stances was drawn by Borockman from Australia.

“The reason why I choose the classic AOF team because it’s my first KOF team I’ve ever used. They just looked cool, not to mention Yuri is very cute too. I still remember spamming “kouoken” against my cousin.”