Kudo is a mixed Budo sport comprising full contact punches, kicks, throwings, and submission techniques on the ground.
Kudo has its origins in Kakuto Karate (Combat Karate), but It is not just a mixed fighting with emphasis on competition side. It is a life-long sport, system for youth education, method of self-defence and health maintenance for adults. Along with this elements it stresses the "Reigi" or respect and etiquette in its tradition. In this sense it is a "Modern Budo" that has already spread in more then 60 countries around the world.
For more information about Kudo, please checkthe Kudo International Federation's homepage.
Kudo International Federation (KIF) official site http://www.ku-do.com/