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TAKASHI AZUMA

9th-Dan Kudo, 3rd-Dan Judo

THIS IS KUDO

Kudo is an official Japanese Cultural Budō sport under the same category as Judo, Aikido and Kendo. Kudo and Daido Juku are worldwide copyrights and all of its instructors and branch chiefs are certified under the Kudo International Federation, also known as K.I.F.

AKSHAY KUMAR
KUDO TOURNAMENT

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KIFI ASSOCIATION

(KUDO INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION INDIA)

KUDO is an official Japanese Cultural Budō sport under the same category as Judo, Aikido and Kendo. Kudo and Daido Juku are worldwide copyrights and all of its instructors and branch chiefs are certified under the Kudo International Federation, also known as K.I.F.

Kudo is recognized by over 10 national Olympic committees and has over 50 member countries.

KUDO is MMA or Mixed Martial Arts; it is a safe, scientific, modern, & practical Combination of traditional & sports Karate, Judo, Jujutsu, Muay Thai, & Kickboxing.

Daido Juku is the Honbu for the martial art Kudo , founded in 1981 by Takashi Azuma. Read More about Kudo »

KIFI Association (Regd. No. F/2155/Surat) - Kudo International Federation India, is the governing body for Kudo in India, it was established on 19th Oct 2011, under the aegis of Jukucho Takashi Azuma and Shihan Akshay Kumar.

The Kudo revolution was started in India by Soshihan Mehul Vora president of KIFI Asociation, on the eve of the 3rd Akshay Kumar International Invitational Karate-Do Tournament, this was the first time ever a six member all Japan champion team gave demonstrations and taught students and instructors in India.

The mission statement of Soshihan Mehul Vora and KIFI Association is to promote Kudo in its purest form across every, village, town and city of India, and to create world champions in Kudo.
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FOUNDING MEMBERS OF KIFI ASSOCIATION

KIFI Association (Regd. No. F/2155/Surat) - Kudo International Federation India, is the governing body for Kudo in India, it was established on 19th Oct 2011, under the aegis of Jukucho Takashi Azuma and Shihan Akshay Kumar.

Shihan Akshay Kumar

VI Dan Black Belt

Hon. Chairman

Soshihan Mehul Vora

VIII Dan Black Belt (HANSHI)
IV Dan Black Belt Kudo

Hon. President

Sensei Megha Vora

I Dan Black Belt

Hon. Vice President

KIF Chronology

Establishment of Kudo International Federation.

  • 2001.11.17
    1st World Kudo Tournament is conducted. (Tokyo, National Yoyogi Competition Arena, 2nd Gymnasium)
  • 2002.08
    Government officially recognizes NPO KIF.
  • 2001.11.17
    2nd World Kudo Tournament is conducted. (Tokyo, National Yoyogi Competition Arena, 2nd Gymnasium).

KUDO Rules

The KUDO rules overview Victory or defeat is decided by any direct attack using “punch, kick, elbow, head-butt, throw, etc”. Face protector (Neo headgear KU) must be worn and techniques are to be executed with bare hands and feet. (Fist supporters approved by committee may be used) Also ground techniques such as strangle and joint techniques are allowed to take give up. Grabbing and swinging an opponent and punching, elbowing, head-butting or kicking an opponent with holding “KUDO-GI” are allowed for up to 10 Seconds. But, the allowed techniques are limited when there is a difference of over 20 Physical Index (height in cm + weight in kg) within the competitors. Attack using elbow and head-butt are allowed. Tackle and throwing are allowed. Ground techniques are allowed twice during every 3 minutes of the original match, extension or re-extension for a maximum of 30 seconds each time. Read More »

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Kudo Equipments

All students must have official kit approved by KIFI, with KIFI logo as shown in the pictures, for all Kudo tournaments.

Kudo competitors wear an official Kudo Gi (sleeves and body of the top gi, are like a single-weave judogi, are created out of a single piece of cloth, unlike the traditional karate gi where the sleeves are sewn onto the body). This design of the Kudo gi makes it ideal for throwing and grappling techniques. Also required for competition are groin guard, mouth piece, official Kudo hand-wraps, official Kudo fist protectors and SuperSafe (official Kudo protective helmet). The fist protectors are MMA style gloves which cover the wrist, back of the hand and up to the 2nd joint of the knuckles. The SuperSafe head guard is a unique foam helmet developed by Hanshi Masayuki Hisataka for the Koshiki fighting system practiced by Shorinjiryu karateka to protect a fighter from facial injuries and head trauma. It is this helmet which allows the fighters in Kudo to punch and elbow the face, not allowed in more mainstream Kyokushin variants.

This helmet is known outside of Daido Juku circles jokingly as a “space helmet.” On a funny note, Azuma Jukucho (founder and president of Kudo, also the creator of so called “space helmet”) has been quoted as saying in Japanese: “Call it whatever the hell you want, space helmet, aqua helmet, whatever…this is Kudo, this is Daido Juku.” (Jukucho laughs).

All students must have official kit approved by KIFI, with KIFI logo as shown in the pictures for all Kudo tournaments.

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