Kudo is a mixed Budo sport comprising full contact punches, kicks, throwings, and submission techniques on the ground.
Kudo has its origins in Kakuto Karate (Combat Karate), but It 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 this elements it stresses the “Reigi” or respect and etiquette in its tradition. In this sense it is a “Modern Budo” that has already spread in more then 60 countries around the world.
For more information about Kudo, please checkthe Kudo International Federation’s homepage.