kudo cirKūdō (空道Kūdō) is a Japanese hybrid martial art. It is a full-contact combat sport that aims to achieve both safety and practicality, a style of mixed martial arts practiced with headgear and gloves. It features stand-up striking, with throwing and grappling techniques being also allowed in the competition, including restraint, locks, and chokeholds.

Kūdō is a budo martial art that originated in the Daido Juku school. Daido Juku is an organization founded by Azuma Takashi in 1981.

The Kudo is found in more than 100 locations in Japan and is practiced in more than 50 countries around the world. Although it is a martial art created by the Japanese, Russia currently has the largest number of Kudo athletes, eclipsing the number of Japanese practitioners.

You’ll learn the following:

  1. Ground Jiu-Jitsu and Judo Techniques 
  2. Karate techniques
  3. Boxing techniques
  4. jab, back-hand, straight, hook, uppercut, elbow, kicks, nage, head-butt

…and much more! 

About our Kudo Instructor

Brian A Mellinger, sensei, leads our Kudo MMA classes, bringing his expertise and experience from training in Japan. We are proud to share a picture of him alongside Takashi Azuma, the esteemed founder of Kudo. It exemplifies the strong connections and dedication to the art of Kudo within our program.

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