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World Kendo Championship

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Competition contested by the member nations of International Kendo Federation

The World Kendo Championships are an international kendo competition contested by the member nations of the International Kendo Federation (FIK). FIK is the international federation of national and regional kendo associations and the world governing body for members of FIK. The championships have been conducted every three years since their inception in 1970. The hosting of the World Kendo Championships usually rotates in order through the three FIK administrative regions of Asia, the Americas and Europe. The competition is divided into 4 divisions: Men's Team, Women's Team, Men's Individual, Women's Individual. Team matches are individual between 5 members from each team which change sequentially at the end of each round.

Medal table

Men's Team

The following is a summary of medals acquired by country for the Men's Team Division.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Japan Japan (JPN) 15 0 1 16
2 South Korea South Korea (KOR) 1 9 3 13
3 United States United States (USA) 0 2 7 9
4 Brazil Brazil (BRA) 0 2 5 7
Canada Canada (CAN) 0 2 5 7
5 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 1 5 6
6 Hawaii 0 0 2 2
Hungary Hungary (HUN) 0 0 2 2
7 Italy Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
Okinawa 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 32 64

Women's Team

The following is a summary of medals acquired by country for the Women's Team Division.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Japan Japan (JPN) 6 0 0 6
2 South Korea South Korea (KOR) 0 5 0 5
3 Brazil Brazil (BRA) 0 1 3 4
4 Canada Canada (CAN) 0 0 3 3
United States United States (USA) 0 0 3 3
5 Germany Germany (GER) 0 0 2 2
6 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 12 24

Previous Host Countries

The following is a list of the previous host countries of the World Kendo Championships.

Number Year Location
1st 1970 Template:Country data Japan, Tokyo
2nd 1973 23x15px United States, Los Angeles
3rd 1976 23x15px United Kingdom, 23x15px England, Milton Keynes
4th 1979 Template:Country data Japan, Sapporo
5th 1982 23x15px Brazil, São Paulo
6th 1985 23x15px France, Paris
7th 1988 Template:Country data South Korea, Seoul
8th 1991 23x15px Canada, Toronto
9th 1994 23x15px France, Paris
10th 1997 Template:Country data Japan, Kyoto
11th 2000 23x15px United States, Santa Clara
12th 2003 23x15px United Kingdom, 23x15px Scotland, Glasgow
13th 2006 23x15px Chinese Taipei, Taipei
14th 2009 23x15px Brazil, São Paulo
15th 2012 23x15px Italy, Novara
16th 2015 Template:Country data Japan, Tokyo

Individual Champions

The following is a list of the previous champions of the Men's and Women's Individual divisions:[1]

Individual Champions (Men)

# Year Country Player Age Rank
1 1970 Template:Country data Japan M. Kobayashi 7 dan
2 1973 Template:Country data Japan T. Sakuragi 5 dan
3 1976 Template:Country data Japan E. Yokoo 5 dan
4 1979 Template:Country data Japan H. Yamada 7 dan
5 1982 Template:Country data Japan M. Makita 6 dan
6 1985 Template:Country data Japan K. Koda 6 dan
7 1988 Template:Country data Japan I. Okido 6 dan
8 1991 Template:Country data Japan S. Muto 6 dan
9 1994 Template:Country data Japan H. Takahashi 6 dan Renshi
10 1997 Template:Country data Japan M. Miyazaki 34 7 dan Kyoshi
11 2000 Template:Country data Japan N. Eiga 32 6 dan Renshi
12 2003 Template:Country data Japan H. Sato 31 5 dan
13 2006 Template:Country data Japan M. Hojo 32 6 dan
14 2009 Template:Country data Japan S. Teramoto 34 6 dan Renshi
15 2012 Template:Country data Japan S. Takanabe 35 6 dan Renshi
16 2015 Template:Country data Japan T. Amishiro 34 6 dan Renshi

Individual Champions (Women)

# Year Country Player Age Rank
1 1997 Template:Country data Japan M. Kimura
2 2000 Template:Country data Japan T. Kawano
3 2003 Template:Country data Japan K. Baba
4 2006 Template:Country data Japan S. Sugimoto
5 2009 Template:Country data Japan Y. Takami
6 2012 Template:Country data Japan S. Sakuma
7 2015 Template:Country data Japan M. Matsumoto 22 4 dan

See also

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External links

References

  1. ^ International Kendo Federation "World Kendo Championships Data". Retrieved on 29 May 2015.