Tenkaichi Budoukai Translation:
Ten - Heavens/Sky
Ka - Under/Beneath
Ichi - First/Best
Bu - Martial Arts
Duo - Way Of (Fighting)
Translated to: Heavens Under First Fighting Way of Meeting. Still sounds wierd doesn't it!
Ten + Ka means "Under the Heavens" + Ichi = The World's Best.
English Translation: Tenkaichi means, "World's
Bu + Dou = Martial Arts (Martial Arts is a "way of") + Kai = "Martial Arts Meeting".
Budoukai means, "Martial Arts Tournament"
Combine both words of the translation and you get:
Tenkaichi Budoukai = The World's Best Martial
FUNimation Translation: World Tournament:
Now many of you are probably thinking that
this is all wrong because it's not anything like what you here it called in the FUNimation dub (English version). FUNimation
probably thought calling it The World's Best Martial Arts Tournament was a little long so they shortened it to The World Tournament.
Tenkaichi Budoukai Rules:
||You are disqualified from the tournament if you touch anything outside
of the ring or have/use a weapon or any other kind of object to help you win the match.|
||You lose the match if you give up or are down for the count of ten. You also lose
if you are knocked unconsious.|
||If you cry or kill your opponent you are automatically disqualified.|
||No poking your opponent in the eyes. If you leave or arrive late at the tournament
you are disqualified.|
the family jewels. |
» World Tournament: Used by FUNimation
Tenkaichi Budoukai: Used by Many Webmasters
» Tenkaichi Budokai: Used by the American Video Games
In Dragonball GT we see two more Tenkaichi Budoukais. One in episode 41 (probably Tenkaichi Budoukai
#31), and another at the end of GT in episode 64 where we're taken 100 years into the future to see Goku jr. fight Vegeta
jr. (probably Tenkaichi Budoukai #64). Theres not any info on MFG about these tournaments but if you want to see pics of Goku