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, 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, 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,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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 ,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 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, 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)

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
     
     

 

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