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What is Kudo ?

Updated: Jun 17, 2022

Kudo is  a Mordern Mixed Martial Art comprising of full contact Striking (Punches, Kicks) , Close Combat (Elbows, Knees and Headbutts), Throwing techniques ( Wrestling Takedowns and Judo Throws) and Ground Fighting (Submissions and TKO's). Kudo is not just a mixed fighting with emphasis on competition side. It is a life-long sport, system for youth education,method of self-defence and health maintenance for adults. Along with these elements Kudo focuses on respect and etiquette in its tradition. Making this a Mordern Mixed Martial Art with Values in its roots and fighting in its Core In this sense it is a “Modern Budo” that has already spread in more then 60 countries around the world.

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 Full Contact Karate, Judo, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, Muay Thai, & Kickboxing.

Grand Master - Jokucho Takashi Azuma

Jukucho Takashi Azuma currently holds an 8th degree black belt in Kyokushin Budokai, awarded by Jon Bluming and an 8th degree black belt in Daidojuku, awarded by the board of directors of Daidojuku. Daido Juku is the Honbu for the martial art Kudo , founded in 1981 by Takashi Azuma. Daido Juku literally translated means "School of the Great Way".

Azuma, originally a Kyokushin karate 1977 full contact karate champion, resigned from the Kyokushin organization to form Daido Juku in Sendai city, located in northern Honshū, Japan.

In the late 1980s and early 90s the style began to incorporate various techniques from muay thai, boxing, Jujutsu, sambo, submission wrestling, and other martial arts, fine tuning each technique for use within the Kudo style. One of the fundamental goals of Kudo being the creation of a versatile and realistic fighting style without compromising safety.

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