The world Shaolin Kempo tournament was held in Japan for the first time in 10 years, and athletes from 24 countries around the world demonstrated their powerful techniques.

Shaolin Kempo is a kenpo invented in post-war Japan based on Chinese martial arts, and the world tournament is held once every four years, and it is the first time in 4 years that it has been held in Japan.

More than 24,1500 athletes from 23 countries, including Japan, France, and the United States, participated in the opening ceremony held at the Japan Budokan in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, and entered with their respective flags.

Shortly after noon, the world championships began, and the athletes demonstrated their kicking and throwing skills with loud shouts.

The composition of the technique and the beauty of the posture are judged, and the grand prize and the fighting prize are decided in <> events.

A male player in his 20s from Okayama Prefecture said, "I would like to express my gratitude to my family and teachers for their support, and I would like to show them the Shaolin Temple Kempo that I have been working on as hard as I can."

Waitao Watanabe, president of the Shaolin Temple Kempo Federation in Tokyo, who serves as the executive committee chair of the tournament, said, "I hope this tournament will be an opportunity for people to know the fun of Shaolin Temple Kempo."