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Wude Martial Arts Center

El Centro de Artes Marciales Wude

El Centro de Artes Marciales Wude

Wude Martial Arts Center (36 Dengshan Street, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City) — is a tall and magnificent Japanese-design brick building located across from Gushan Elementary School in Kaohsiung. During Taiwan’s Japanese occupation era, martial arts halls were built in major cities to promote traditional Japanese martial arts. They were used as places for training and competing.

Currently, Wude Hall offers visitors a view into Japanese culture through four main means: instructional performances, experience learning, a performance hall, and cultural studies, all of which revolve around Japanese martial arts, tea ceremonies, flower arranging, and calligraphy. Admission free. Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Tuesday – Sunday) (closed on Monday).