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Title: Azuma Takashi
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Azuma Takashi

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Head director of International Kudo Advisory committee Head director of International/All Japan Kudo Federation Founder/Grand master of Daidojuku Takashi Azuma 8th-dan Daidojuku, 3rd-dan Judo

1949 Born in Kesen numa City Miyagi prefecture.

1965 Enrolled in Kesen numa High School, Joined in Jyudo club. He encountered "Budo" first time in his life. He offered his life to explore it ever since.

1970 Joined the Self Defense Force.

1971 Enrolled in Waseda University night-class.

1972 Fulfilled duty of SFD and retired. Joined Kyokusinkaikan headquarter(22 years old). He stood out among other colleagues since the beginning because of his physical strength trained by Judo and his spiritual strength that never accept defeat.Found a branch of Kyokushinkaikan in Waseda University.

1973 Participated the 5th Kyokushin National Tournament.

1974 Received 2nd prize on the 6th Kyokushin National Tournament.

1975 Moved to USA for higher achievement of Karate and study. Received 6th prize on the first Kyokushin International Tournament.

1976 Received 3rd prize on the 8th Kyokushin National Tournament.

1977 Received Grand prize on 9th Kyokusin National Tournament.
1979 Received 3rd prize on the 11th Kyokushin National Tournament. Received 4th prize on the 2nd Kyokushin International TournamentFrom the experience confronting with heavier opponents from over sea, He was realized again necessity of changing the official rules to include the followings : punch on head, the underbelly attack and throw, in order to fill the gap of physical differences.

1980 begining to seek the ideal budo.

1981 Found "Karatedo Daidojuku (" in Sendai City Miyagi prefecture.

1995 in an occasion of a Hokutoki Tournament, He performed 12-ice-pillar breaking. He holds the world record of 13-ice-pillar breaking by now year 2006
Title: Re: Azuma Takashi
Post by: Webmaster on May 27, 2010, 12:21:11 am
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Azuma Takashi (b. 1949) is the founder of the martial art Daido Juku ( also known as "Kudo" and the President of the Kudo International Federation. He currently holds an 8th degree black belt in Kyokushin Budokai awarded by Shihan Jon Bluming, a 3rd degree black belt in Judo, and an 8th degree black belt in Daido Juku awarded by the board of directors of Daidojuku. Takashi is also the author of the books "Hamidashi (Untamed) Karate" and "Kakuto (Combat) Karate" (neither available in English). Azuma Takashi is now travelling around the world supervising overseas branches of the KIF (Kudo International Federation) and spreading the popularity of Kudo.