Kudo International Federation (KIF)

The Kudo International Federation (KIF) Japan, is the world headquarters of KUDO, it is an international organization which maintains the development of KUDO as a Budo sport in over 50 countries around the world, and is presided over by Jukucho Takashi Azuma 8th dan founder of Kudo

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.
  • 2005.11.13
  • 2nd World Kudo Tournament is conducted. (Tokyo, National Yoyogi Competition Arena, 2nd Gymnasium).
    The Tournament has gathered about 40 countries from around the world which is 2 times more than at 1st World Tournament. This tournament was highly regarded and internationally estimated.
  • 2007.11
  • Organization name changes into NPO Organization for development of International Kudo.
  • 2009.11.14 ⁄15
  • 3rd World Kudo Tournament is conducted. (Tokyo, National Yoyogi Competition Arena, 2nd Gymnasium).
    About 50 participating countries. This tournament became one of the biggest events among amature Budo sports in the country.
  • 2010.06
  • NPO Organization for development of International Kudo becomes NPO Kudo International Federation again and become engaged mainly into management of activities of international organizations.
  • 2011.2.19
  • 1st World Kudo Cup is conducted. (Moscow)
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