Cultivating and Transmitting the Spirit of Budo ~A Re-evaluation of Budo Decorum~

Ms.Mika Shimokawa

Ms.Mika Shimokawa

Ms. Shimokawa graduated from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, specializing in martial arts, in March 2003. Proceeding into the Master’s curriculum of the same institute, she obtained her degree in March 2005. Hereafter, she has first been employed at the NIFS as assistant, moving up in rank to her present position, which is assistant professor. She holds the 5th Dan in kendo.

Academic affiliation

Japanese Academy of Budo

Competitive record

  • All Japan Female Student Kendo Championships, 1st place (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • All Japan Women Kendo Championships, best 8 (2000), best 16 (2002, 2004), participated (2006)
  • All Japan Inter-Prefectural Kendo Championships, participated (2003), best 8 (2005), participated (2008)
  • National Sports Festival, Kendo, Adult Female Division, participated (2004, 2005)
  • World Kendo Championships, Female individual, 3rd place (2006)
  • All Japan Kendo Federation Female Strengthening Training Course (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)


  • South Japan Sports Award, South Japan Newspaper (2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Excellent Athlete Award, All Japan Female Kendo Championships (2000, 2004)
  • Excellent Athlete Award, All Japan Inter-Prefectural Kendo Championships (2005)
  • Excellent Athlete Award (individual), Kanoya Sports Association (2008)