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2018 Kodokan Spring Kohaku-shiai was held

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A traditional event, Kodokan Spring Kohaku-shiai (Contest between Red & White) was held on a large scale at the Kodokan on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018.

 

About 600 people signed up for the contest. There were three divisions: Men's, Women's and Boys & Girls'. Matches of each division were held one by one, and winners played matches until they lost or their matches ended in a draw.

White team won Men's division, and Red team won Women's division. The result of Boys' and Girls' division was a draw.

There is a unique system called "Batsugun-shodan (instant promotion by preeminence)" in Kodokan Kohaku-shiai. Using the system, participants who win predefined number of times by Ippon can get a higher Dan grade on the same day. This time, a participant was awarded Batsugun-shodan.

 

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Mr. Tomohiro ISHIKAWA (Tokai University), from 2nd Dan to 3rd Dan

 

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Men's division

 

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Women's division

 

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Boys' and Girls' division

 

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President Haruki Uemura awarded a championship flag to White team.

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