The remaining 5 men to represent Japan at the World Shinkenshoubu Tournament this year were selected on 4/30. Except for -65kg which there was a tournament and the winner will represent Japan, the representatives of -72kg (3) and -80kg (1) are winners of one-matches.
2 first round fights of the 65kg tournament:
Fighters from Afghanistan, US, Cameron, Korea, Russia, Germany, Bulgaria and Japan will take part in "The 1st World Weight Tournament". There will be 4 categories (-65kg, -72kg, -80kg and +80kg) and 8 fighters in each. Sergey Osipov (known as "Speedy Jodan Mawashi Geri in Japan), who has served as the bodyguard of Vladimir Putin, will fight in this tournament.