World Kendo Championships results

There have been organized 16 World Championships, the first in Japan in 1970. The first ten Championships had only two categories, Team Men and Individual Men. From 1997 two new categories were added; Team Women and Individual Women. All results from the 15 World Championships below:

1st WKC 1970, Japan
17 countries, 1970/04/5 - 04/10

Team Men
Japan, Chinese Taipei,  Brazil and Okinawa

Men, individual
M. Kobayashi (Japan), T. Toda (Japan), Y. Taniguchi (Japan), T. Ota (Japan)

2nd WKC 1973, USA
17 countries, 1973/04/8 - 04/15

Team Men
Japan, Canada, USA and Hawaii

Men, individual
T. Sakuragi (Japan), H. Yano (Japan), T. Fujita (Japan), Rhee (Korea)


3rd WKC 1976, Great Britain
20 countries, 1976/04/17-18

Team Men
Japan, Canada, USA and Chinese Taipei

Men, individual
E. Yokoo (Japan), K. Ono (Japan), Hosoda (Japan), Go (Chinese Taipei)


4th WKC 1979, Japan
21 countries, 1979/08/5

Team, Men
Japan, Korea, USA and Hawaii

Men, individual
H. Yamada (Japan), K. Furukawa (Japan), H. Aikawa (Japan), K. Terada (Japan)


5th WKC 1982, Brazil
20 countries, 1982/07/31 - 8/1

Team, Men
Japan, Brazil, Korea and Canada

Men, individual
M. Makita (Japan), T. Kosaka (Japan), W. Okajima (Japan), H. Yasugahira (Japan)


6th WKC 1985, France
25 countries, 1985/4/13-14

Team, Men
Japan, Brazil, Korea and Canada

Men, individual
Koda (Japan), H. Ogawa (Japan), J. C. Park (Korea), S. I. Kim (Korea)


7th WKC 1988, Korea
23 countries, 1988/05/28-29

Team, Men
Japan, Korea, Canada and Brazil

Men, individual
I. Okido (Japan), A. Hayashi (Japan), H. Sakata (Japan), K. N. Kim (Korea)


8th WKC 1991, Canada
29 countries, 1991/06/29-/30

Team, Men
Japan, Korea, Canada and Chinese Taipei

Men, individual
S. Muto (Japan), H. Sakata (Japan), M. Yamamoto (Japan), S. Shimizu (Japan) 



9th WKC 1994, France
32 countries, 1994/04/9-10

Team, Men
Japan, Korea, Canada and Chinese Taipei

Men, individual
H. Takahashi (Japan), K. Takei (Japan), S. Hirano (Japan), N. Eiga (Japan)


10th WKC 1997, Japan
34 countries, 1997/03/27 - 30 

Team, Men
Japan, Korea, Brazil and Chinese Taipei

Men, individual
M. Miyazaki (Japan), F. Miyazaki (Japan), T. Ishida (Japan), Park (Korea)

Team, Women
Japan B, Japan-A ,USA-, Korea-A
 
Women, individual
M. Kimura (Japan) S. Mogi (Japan) W. Nakano (Canada) H. . J. Cho (Korea)


11th WKC 2000, USA
36 countries, 2000/03/24-26

Team Men
Japan, Korea, Canada and Brazil

Men, individual
K. Baba (Japan), Y. Tsubota (Japan), K. Okada (Japan), S. Asahina (Japan)

Team Women
Japan, Brazil, USA, Canada
 
Women, individual
T. Kawano (Japan), K. Baba (Japan), H. Yano (Japan), S. Asahina (Japan)


12th WKC 2003, Great Britain
42 countries, 2003/7/4 – 06

Team, Men
Japan, Korea, USA and Italy

Men, individual
H. Sato (Japan), H. Iwasa (Japan), M. Sato (Japan), K. Lim (Korea)

Team Women
Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, Canada
 
Women, individual
K. Baba (Japan), Y. Tsubota (Japan), K. Okada (Japan,) S. Asahina (Japan)


13th WKC 2006, Chinese Taipei
44 countries, 2006/12/08 - 10

Team, Men
Korea,  USA,  Japan and Chinese Taipei

Men, individual
M. Hojo (Japan), T. Tanaka (Japan), S. Kang (Korea), G. Oh (Korea)

Team, Women
Japan, Korea, Germany, Canada
 
Women, individual
S. Sugimoto (Japan), K. Komuro (Japan), E. Inagaki (Japan), M. Shimokawa (Japan)


14th WKC 2009, Sao Paulo
39 countries, 2009/08/28 - 30

 Team, Men
Japan, USA, Korea and Brazil

Men, individual
S.Teramoto (Japan), B.Park (Korea), K.Lee (Korea), C.Choi (Korea)

Team, Women
Japan, Korea, USA, Brazil
 
Women, individual
Y. Takami (Japan), S.Shojima (Japan), C. Shinzato (Japan), E. Takashina (Brazil)


15th WKC 2012, Novara, Italy 
52 countries,  2012/08/24 – 27

Team, Men
 1.  Japan  2. South Korea 3. Hungary and USA
 
Men, individual
1.  Susumu Takanabe (Japan)  2.  W.Kim (South Korea) 3.  K. Furukawa, Keisuke (Japan) and  T.Kim (South Korea)

Team, Women
1.  Japan  2.  South Korea 3. Germany and Brazil

Women, individual
1.  Yoko Sakuma (Japan)  2.  Kana Kurokawa (Japan) 3. Sayuri Shodai (Japan) and Mana Kawagoe (Japan)


16th WKC 2015, Tokyo, Japan
56countries, 2015/05/29 – 31

Team, Men
1.  Japan 2. Korea 3. Hungary and USA
 
Men, individual
1.  Tadakatsu Amishiro (Japan)  2.  Yuya Takenouchi (Japan) 3.  Man Uk Jang (Korea) and  Hidehisa Nishimura (Japan)

Team, Women
1.  Japan 2.  Korea 3. USA and Brazil

Women, individual
1.  Mizuki Matsumoto (Japan)  2.  Yun Yung Hu (Korea) 3. Bo Kyung Won (Korea) and Yukiko Takami (Japan)


17th WKC 2018, Incheon, South Korea
56countries, 2018/09/14 – 16

Team, men

1.Japan 2. Korea 3. USA and Chinese Taipei

Men, individual
1. T. Andoo (Japan) 2. J. Jo (Korea) 3. B. Park (Korea) and Y. Takenouchi (Japan)

Team, Women
1. Japan 2. Korea 3. Canada and Australia

Women, individual

1. M. Matsumoto (Japan) 2. M. Yamamoto (Japan) 3. M. Senoo (Japan) and M. Fujimo (Japan)




1st 1970 Tokyo Japan
2nd 1973 Los Angeles USA
3rd 1976 Milton Keynes England, Great Britain
4th 1979 Sapparo Japan
5th 1982 São Paulo Brazil
6th 1985 Paris France
7th 1988 Seoul Korea
8th 1991 Toronto Canada
9th 1994 Paris France
10th 1997 Kyoto Japan
11th 2000 Santa Clara USA
12th 2003 Glasgow Scotland
13th 2006 Taipei Taiwan
14th 2009 São Paulo Brazil
15th 2012 Novara Italy
16th 2015 Tokyo Japan
17th 2018 Incheon South Korea
18th 2021 Paris France

 

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