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Shihan Masamitsu Kudaka

Professor Masamitsu Kudaka holds the position of Dean of the Technical Faculty at Karatedo University. He is a graduate of the faculty of Bioresources and Forest Resource Science Department of Nippon University and also holds a Master of Philosophy in Leadership Studies from Monarch Business School Switzerland wheere he is currently completing Ph.D studies. Professor Kudaka also holds the position of Associate Professor of Leadership at Monarch Business School Switzerland. He also holds the title of Hanshi of Koshiki Karatedo and Head Shihan of Shorinjiryu Karatedo. He began his karatedo training at the age of 3 years old. After several years working in the business world, he opened a karate school in Urayasu city, Kohto-ku, Tokyo in 2004. He now has 10 Karate schools with over 120 students. Shihan Kudaka is a world Karatedo and Koshiki champion with many championships to his name. He has extensive international travel with teaching experience in Canada, USA, France, Australia, The Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, South Africa, Azerbijian, Georgia,Switzerland, Sri Lanka.

Academic Positions Held
  • Dean of the Technical Faculty, Karatedo University, Japan
  • Professor of Leadership, Karatedo University, Japan
  • Associate Professor of Leadership, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • Master of Philosophy, Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • Bachelor of Science, Bioreseource, Nippon University, Japan
Budo Credentials
  • Hanshi, Koshiki Karatedo, 8th Dan
  • Head Shihan, Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo, 7th Dan
  • 2010: 28th Japan Open Koshiki Contact Karate champion: Open-weight division Gold Medal
  • 2009: 27th Japan Open Koshiki Karate champion: Open-weight division Gold Medal
  • 2008: 26th Japan Open Koshiki Karate Champion: Middleweight division Gold Medal
  • 2007: 16th World Koshiki Karate Championship (Canada): Middle weight division Silver Medal
  • 2006: Okinawa International Koshiki Karate Open Challenge: Open-weight division Gold Medal
  • 2005: 24th Japan Open Koshiki Karate championship: Middle weight division Gold Medal,
    Kata Gold Medal
  • 2004: 15th World Koshiki Karate champion (Greece): Middle weight division Gold Medal, Kata Gold Medal
  • 2003: Portugal Open Koshiki Karate Champion: Middle weight division 3rd place, Kata Gold Medal
  • 2003: Japan Open Koshiki Karate Champion: Middle weight division 3rd place, Kata Gold
    Medal
  • 2002: Japan Open Koshiki Karate Championship: Middle weight division Silver Medal
  • 1998: World Koshiki Karate champion (Australia): Middle weight division Gold Medal, Kata Gold Medal
  • 1996: World Koshiki Karate champion (Chiba): Middle weight division Gold Medal
  • 1994: World Koshiki Karate champion (Tokyo): Light weight division Gold Medal
  • 1991: World Karate Champion, Montreal Canada
  • 1989: World Karate Champion, Irvine California, with 5,000 competitors
Awards And Honors
  • Lecturer, Ryukyu University, Okinawa, Japan
  • Youth Group Officer, Urayasu Chamber of Commerce, 2009-2014
Main Academic Interests
  • Leadership
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Excellence In Training
Associations And Memberships
  • Member, ACBSP-Accreditation Council For Business Schools & Programs, USA
Languages
  • Japanese
  • English