Master Takashi Azuma
9th dan - K.I.F.
Head director of International Kudo Advisory
Head director of International/All Japan Kudo
Founder / Grand Master of Daidojuku
- Born in Kesen numa City Miyagi prefecture.
1965 - Enrolled in Kesen numa High School,
Began training in Judo and experienced
"Budo" first time in his life.
He offered his life to explore it ever
1970 - Joined Japans Self Defense Force
1971 - Enrolled in Waseda University night-class.
1972 - Fulfilled Military duty ( SDF )
Joined the Kyokushin
kaikan headquarters, ( age 22 years old ), and
became a student of the late, World reneown Karate
teacher Mas Oyama.
Azuma stood out among other colleagues since the
beginning because of his physical strength trained
by Judo and his spiritual strength that never
Founded a branch of Kyokushin Karate in Waseda
- Participated the 5th Kyokushin National
1974 - Received 2nd prize on the 6th Kyokushin
1975 - Moved to USA for higher achievement
of Karate and study. Received 6th prize
on the first Kyokushin International Tournament.
- Received 3rd prize on the 8th Kyokushin National
1977 - Received Grand prize on 9th Kyokusin National
1979 - Received
3rd prize on the 11th Kyokushin National Tournament.
Received 4th prize on the 2nd Kyokushin International
From the experience of fighting with heavier opponents
from over seas, Grand Master Azuma realised the
necessity of changing from the official rules
of Kyokushin kumite to include the following :
Punches to the head, the underbelly attack and
throws, in order to fill the gap of physical differences.
1980 - begining to seek the ideal budo.
The combat system of KAKUTO
KARATE and then the combat sport of KUDO