World Kendo Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 Last World Kendo Championship[edit]

The last World Kendo Championship was held in Italy, called '15WKC 2012 Italy Man Team Final'. The final was between Susumu Takanabe (Japan) and F. Wan-Soo Kim (Korea).

World Kendo Championships[edit]

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

Medal table[edit]

This is the all-time count of medals won in Kendo at the World Kendo Championships for the Men's Team Division.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 14 0 1 15
2  South Korea (KOR) 1 8 3 12
3  United States (USA) 0 2 6 8
4  Canada (CAN) 0 2 5 7
 Brazil (BRA) 0 2 5 7
5  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 1 5 6
6 Hawaii 0 0 2 2
7  Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
8  Hungary (HUN) 0 0 1 1
9 Okinawa 0 0 1 1
Total 15 15 30 60

This is the all-time count of medals won in Kendo at the World Kendo Championships for the Women's Team Division. (5-person team)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 5 0 0 5
2  South Korea (KOR) 0 4 0 4
3  Brazil (BRA) 0 1 2 3
4  Canada (CAN) 0 0 3 3
5  United States (USA) 0 0 2 2
 Germany (GER) 0 0 2 2
6  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 0 1 1
Total 5 5 10 20

Champions[3][edit]

Year 1. place 2. place
1970 M. Kobayashi (Japan) T. Toba (Japan)
1973 T. Sakuragi (Japan) H. Yano (Japan)
1976 E. Yokoo (Japan) K. Ono (Japan)
1979 H. Yamada (Japan) K. Furukawa (Japan)
1982 M. Makita (Japan) T. Kosaka (Japan)
1985 K. Koda (Japan) H. Ogawa (Japan)
1988 I. Okido (Japan) A. Hayashi (Japan)
1991 S. Muto (Japan) H. Sakta (Japan)
1994 H. Takahashi (Japan) K. Takei (Japan)
1997 M. Miyazaki (Japan) F. Miyazaki (Japan)
2000 N. Eiga (Japan) K. Takenaka (Japan)
2003 H. Sato (Japan) H. Iwasa (Japan)
2006 M. Hojo (Japan) T. Tanaka (Japan)
2009 Shoji Teramoto (Japan) Byung Hoon Park (Korea)
2012 Susumu Takanabe (Japan) Wan Soo Kim (Korea)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lQ2n3HKu7k&feature=player_embedded#! The Entry and Preparation to the 15WKC 2012 Italy Man Team Final - YouTube Video clip.
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqbBWsvBgp0 15WKC 2012 Italy Man Team Final - YouTube Video clip.
  3. ^ http://www.kendo-fik.org/english-page/english-page2/World-Kendo-Championships-IKF.htm#WKC%20Data