The 5th World KUDO Championships and the 2nd World KUDO Junior Championships
Sat Dec 1and Sun Dec 2, 2018 at The Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium (Dolphins arena)
Kudo, an offensive general martial art, is one of the “new martial arts” of 21st century. Kudo assumes the struggle of a real duel and was developed by Mr. Azuma Takashi who had turned from judo (third Dan) to Kyokushin Karate, and won the 9th All Nippon match.
In Kudo, full contact punches, kicks, throws, and submission techniques on the ground are all allowed.
The Kudo players wear a blue and white Kudo uniform with a neo head gear called a “Ku” on thier head. In addition, Kudo is a martial art which pursues safety for players and is easy to understand for audiences.
Kudo is practiced at more than 100 dojos in Japan and approximately 60 countries around the world.
Following the past four rounds of world competition, the popularity of the sport began to boom in various parts of the world.
Kudo was approved to join the “Japan World Games Association” (JWGA) in May 2012, and the practitioners of the sport aim to participate in the official competition of the “World Games”, called the second Olympic Games, and also aims to become a widely recognized martial arts sport.
Come see a match!
One of the great attractions of Japanese culture is martial arts (budo). Though 150 years has passed since the end of the samurai era, people continue to practice martial arts in order to train their spirit and body without the use of a sword.
Kudo has now spread throughout the world, and is not only practiced in Japan but also in Russia, Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Oceania, among other places.
The blue-eyed samurai (about 300 in all) will gather in Nagoya after a discipline of daily effort and practice.
Please come to the match and support samurai’s from your country in person. Your presence will be a great encouragement for all the Kudo samurai.
After watching this match please come to speak to us if you feel like learning Kudo. We are preparing a training program suitable for everybody at each dojo of Daido-Juku. For the nearby dojos in the Tokai area, please access the branch information on the Daido Juku Official Website at:
List of participating countries
(As of the end of September)
Islamic Republic of Iran
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
And more countries are planning to participate.
The 5th World KUDO Championships
The 2nd World KUDO Junior Championships
Sat Dec 1 and Sun Dec 2, 2018
Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
(Dolphins Arena), the first stadium
1-1 Ninomaru, Naka-ku
Two day tickets
(will be sold at the venue)
High School ¥2,000
Junior High and under are free
(¥1,000 yen discount with NAGMAG!)
Subway (Meijo Line) Shiyakusho Station
5 minutes walk from Exit 7