Mister Budoland is one of the most important sponsors in martial arts competition.
After a quick start in Kun Tai Ko Karate, Austrian Peter Kruckenhauser decided to make his favorite hobby his job. When German martial arts publishing and equipment retailer Sport Velte went out of business in 1992, Peter Kruckenhauser bought up Velte’s warehouse and started his own company. Budoland grew into becoming not only one of the biggest retailers in Germany and Austria, but advanced into becoming one of the most important wholesale companies for fighting sports, globally. Peter Kruckenhauser owns rights to equipment brands like Hayashi for karate, TopTen for boxing, kickboxing and taekwondo and Manus for sportkarate.
His North American distribution is covered by Fighters Inc in Ormond Beach, Florida. The Austrian businessman and martial artists sponsors various athletes, promotions and organizations such as AIBA (boxing), WAKO (kickboxing) and ITF (taekwondo).