XV World Kendo Championship will be held in Novara (Italy) in 2012

XV World Kendo Championship will be held in Novara (Italy) on May 23-28, 2012.

As you may know, 14th World Kendo Championship was held in Brazil in 2009.

Shoji TERAMOTO sensei is current world Kendo champion.

Sensei

World Kendo Championship is held once in three years starting 1970.

Each time, for the history of the championship, the winners are Japan’s representatives (both among men and women).

The same trend is seen in team’s competitions (except World Championship 2006 when men’s team of South Korea got the victory).

The highest number of countries that took part in World Kendo Championship is 44 (Taiwan, 2006)