Kaientai Dojo (or K-DOJO for short) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion and training facility owned and promoted by Taka Michinoku. The promotion places emphasis on a new style of Puroresu that combines high-flying, technical wrestling and martial arts. This style was largely contributed to by Taka Michinoku and is gaining popularity in Japan and abroad. K-DOJO is also heavily influenced by American-style wrestling and places a large amount of importance on presentation. For instance, each Club-K 3000 show that K-DOJO runs is equipped with a large screen near the entrance gate, similar to the Titantron, where a short introductory vignette is played during each wrestler's entrance and where the crowd can follow the action on-screen.
They had a home building that doubles as their training facility, Chiba Blue Field, where all of their Club-K 3000 shows were held; in December 2011, the building was bought by all-female wrestling promotion Universal Woman's Pro Wrestling Reina, but K-Dojo continues to run shows from the renamed Reina Arena. On April 1, 2013, the arena was again renamed Blue Field.
Kaientai Dojo originated in 2000 as a small wrestling school in Puerto Rico run by Taka Michinoku. After Taka returned to Japan in 2002, he established the Japanese branch of Kaientai Dojo, which would soon become a wrestling promotion. The small federation grew over the years and is now an independent league that runs as a promotion, wrestling school and talent loan organization to various other leagues such as AJPW, Dragon Gate and Michinoku Pro.
Until recently, K-DOJO was separated into two distinct sides, GET and RAVE, which ran separate shows but often joined together during large shows and tours. GET was led by Taka Michinoku while RAVE's leader was Hi69. After Hi69's departure, Taka Michinoku became commissioner of RAVE and 296 became commissioner of GET. On April 22, 2007, RAVE ran its last show; the two brands merged and now run joint shows.
A particular aspect of K-DOJO is that it is one of the few wrestling promotions to feature both men and women. Women can wrestle in the same ring as men, either during mixed tag matches or even singles matches. Also, they can challenge for championship belts, something that would be unheard of in most wrestling promotions.
|Championship:||Current champion(s):||Date won:|
|Strongest-K Championship||Vacated||July 2, 2013|
|Strongest-K Tag Team Championship||Daigoro Kashiwa and Ricky Fuji||June 16, 2013|
|UWA World Middleweight Championship||Taka Michinoku||April 14, 2013|
|Independent Junior Heavyweight Championship||Taka Michinoku||May 11, 2013|
|Championship:||Final champion(s):||Date won:|
|UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship||Kengo Mashimo and KAZMA||March 5, 2006|
|WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship||Kengo Mashimo and Yoshiya||September 19, 2012|
|Chiba 6 Man Tag Team Championship||Daigoro Kashiwa, Kaji Tomato and Marines Mask II||December 18, 2011|
|Tournament||Latest winner:||Date won:|
|STRONGEST-K||Saburo Inematsu||August 28, 2011|
|Kaientai Dojo events|
First Impression • April 23 2002 • April 25, 2002 • April 30, 2002 • May 2, 2002 • May 4, 2002 • May 7, 2002 • May 9, 2002 • May 11, 2002 • May 14, 2002 • May 18, 2002 • New Talent Presentation • May 21, 2002 • SUPER Necessary • May 28, 2002 • May 30, 2002 • June 1, 2002 • June 4, 2002 • June 6, 2002 • June 8, 2002 • June 11, 2002 • June 13, 2002 • June 15, 2002 •