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​ Taikai Overview

【Formal name】
2023 SHORINJI KEMPO World Taikai in Tokyo, Japan

[Date and time]

◆Day 1: October 7, 2023 (Sat) 8:50-17:00 (first qualifying round)

*Opening ceremony: 8:50~ Competition start from 9:15~

◆2nd day: October 8, 2023 (Sunday) 8:50-18:30 (2nd qualifying round, final round, announcement)

*Opening ceremony: 8:50~ Competition start from 9:55~


[selectionway of thinking]                                
 (1) Athletic divisio
n: Ask the prefectural federations and federations to select participating kenshi for each event.

  Participating fighters will participate from the first qualifying round., The same qualifying passers will participate in the second qualifying round, and the same qualifying passers will participate in the final round.

(2) Announcement section: Ask the prefectural federations and each federation to select participating Kenshi for each event.


 World Shorinji Kempo Federation (WSKO), general foundationCorporate Shorinji Kempo Federation



 EastKyoto Shorinji Kempo Federation


[Sponsor / Supporting company]




 Shorinji Kempo Kanto Liaison Council, All Japan Student Shorinji Kempo Federation, Kanto High School Athletic Federation Shorinji Kempo Professional Department,

 Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Nippon Budokan, Undo Tsushinsha Co., Ltd.



 Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan Sports Agency, Japan Sports Association, Nippon Budokan, Nippon Budo Council,

 Shorinji Kempo Promotion Diet Members' Federation, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation) Tokyo Athletic Association [Scheduled to apply]


 2,700 people (expected)



 In accordance with the facility's infection control measures, we will notify you later.


[Items to be confirmed regarding events/eligibility and tournament participation]


[Tournament Executive Committee/Tournament Secretariat]

◆Tournament Executive Committee

Executive Committee Chair: Machio Watanabe (Chairman of Tokyo Shorinji Kempo Federation)

Secretary General: Osamu Kobayashi


◆ Tournament Secretariat

General Incorporated Foundation Shorinji Kempo Federation

Promotion and Dissemination Department

3-1-59 Hondori, Tadotsu-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa 7648511

TEL: 0877-33-2020


◆ Tokyo office

2-17-5 Kitaotsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 1700004

TEL: 03-5961-2190



[Handling of personal information]

1. The organizer and co-sponsor will handle personal information in compliance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and related laws and regulations. The acquired personal information will be used for qualification screening, programming and creation of the competition, announcement of records, official website and other communication necessary for the operation of the competition and the competition.


2. This tournament may be broadcast on TV and video distribution on the Internet.


3. Videos, photographs, articles, personal records, etc. of the event may be used by the organizer, co-sponsor, or a third party approved by the organizer or co-sponsor for the purpose of event management, advertising, etc. , may be published in media such as television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet.

[Measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections determined by the tournament executive committee]

Why it's "World Taikai" instead of Championship or World Cup


Shorinji Kempo tournaments are not just about winning or losing.

Due to the format of the tournament, there are evaluation points and rankings, so it is easy to think that it is a competition to win or lose, but the emphasis is on the culture of kumite, which is embu, and other people collide with each other and fight. Since it is not a (fight) match, it is called “Taikai” rather than “Championship” or “World Cup”.

"World Championship"

Including popular martial arts such as karate, judo, boxing, K1, general,
It is often used as a general connotation in kendo, aikido, swimming, and other competitions.

"World Cup・World Cup"

It is used in ball sports such as soccer and futsal.

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