Campus Information & Facilities
Campus Information & Facilities

Department of Budo Education

Students of the Department of Budo Education will acquire knowledge and techniques of martial arts and Japanese performing arts: Judo, Kendo, Sumo, Karate, Aikido, Japanese halberd, Japanese archery, Shaolin martial art, Japanese dancing, folk dancing which have been handed down in local areas, and Japanese drums. They will also deepen their understanding about the age-old martial spirit of Japan. The aim of the Department of Budo Education is to produce leaders of martial arts and Japanese performing arts not only in Japan but also throughout the world.

Features of Department of Budo Education

Acquisition of Theory of Martial Arts

In core courses (theory), students learn about various theories related to martial arts, including educational theories, technique, mentality, culture, training, and manners so that they can develop systematic understanding of general martial arts theories and the traditional Japanese ways of thinking. In addition, students are required to choose elective courses for promoting martial arts abroad and international exchanges before participating in practicums abroad.

Practicum for International Exchange

"Practicum for Traditional Cultural Exchange" is one of the core courses (practice) aimed at developing students' abilities to interact with others regardless of nationalities through practicums of martial arts abroad. In expansion courses, students learn about various theories related to geido (Japanese performing arts). Students are expected to supplement and expand their already accumulated basic knowledge with broader one gained through learning these theories.

Development of Problem Solving Skills

Students are required to take the course called "Study of Sport Culture" throughout the 4 years they are in the program. These courses are intended to enhance students' ability to think so that students can solve problems in various situations. The courses on practical applications are designed to develop students' practical skills during the 4 years of their program and intended to promote understanding of the Japanese spiritual culture through practicums and to develop students' abilities to teach knowledge and theories they acquired.