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2019 Kodokan Spring Kohaku-shiai

A traditional event, Kodokan Spring Kohaku-shiai (Contest between Red & White), was held on a large scale at Kodokan on June 2, 2019.

 

About 500 people signed up for the contest. There were three divisions: Men's, Women's, and Boys & Girls'. In each division, winners played matches until they lost or their matches ended in a draw.

 

The Red team won in the Men's division and the Boys' and Girls' division, while the White team won in the Women's division.

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

 

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Mr. Chikara KAGEURA (Tokai University) was promoted from 2nd to 3rd Dan.

 

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Mr. Yuto TSUJI (Tokai University) was promoted from 2nd to 3rd Dan.

 

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Mr. Shinnosuke HARA (Tokai University) was promoted from 2nd to 3rd Dan.

 

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Ms. Saya IKEDA (Kokushikan University) was promoted from 1st to 2nd Dan.

 

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Ms. Mizuho SATO (Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance) was promoted from 2nd 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 the Red team, the winner in the Men's division.

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