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Welcome to the ABKF Events website

The All Belgium Kendo Federation is the central link between the two federal federations VKIJF and BKR that are responsible for the practise of Kendo, Iaido & Jodo (Kendo, Iaido and Jodo are martial arts which use the Japanese sword or katana.) in Belgium and abroad, it is a member of the European Kendo Federation (EKF) and the International Kendo Federation (IKF). The abkfevents website list all the ABKF events, agenda and competition results.

New 7th & 6th dan Kendo in Belgium!

At the end of the 25th EKF Referee Seminar organized in Brussels this weekend, examinations from 1st up to 7th dan were held. This evening, it is with great pleasure that we announce that our Federation has ons 7th dan and  three 6th dan more…

Naoko HAMADA from Meibukan succeed for 7th dan.

Peter D’HONT from Kojika, Terue MATSUI from Wakakoma Kenshi Kai and Serge BOFFA from Meibukan succeed for 6th dan.

Congratulations to all! (Of course also to the other candidates who pass succesfuly the other grades…)

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Belgian Kendo Championships 2016

Date, time and venue have been confirmed.

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ABKF Winter Seminar 2015

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ABKF Winter Seminar 2016

BKKC – Belgian Kyusha Kendo Championships – results

The results of the BKKC 2015 can be found here: BKKC GENT 8-11-2015 FINAL RESULT

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BKKC – Belgian Kyusha Kendo Championships (update)

The final drawing and time schedule has been added

Find the info here

Exposition at Japan Information and Cultural Centre (Embassy of Japan) “The Spirit of Budo – The History of Japan’s Martial Arts”

Dear Sirs & Madams,

We delightedly announce you that there will be an exclusive exposition of Japan’s Martial Art.

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Title : “The Spirit of Budo – The History of Japan’s Martial Arts”
Dates : 26 November 2015 – 8 January 2016
Place : Japan Information and Cultural Centre (Embassy of Japan in Belgium)
Address : Rue Van Maerlant 1, 1040 Bruxelles
http://www.be.emb-japan.go.jp/english/aboutus/practical.html

This is the Japan Foundation Touring Exhibition.

This exhibition consists of two parts: in the first part, reproductions/originals of historical weapons such as bows and arrows, suits of armor, helmets, and so on are shown, and the development and changes of Japanese martial arts from 8th century to 19th century are explained.
Many of ancient types of armor and weapons have not survived to the present or are too fragile for international transport.
That is why we decided to include reproductions, which would give the appearance of suits of armor and helmets at the time of original production even more vividly.

The second part deals with the reorganization of bujutsu to budo in the 19th and 20th centuries, and how spirit of martial arts is still inherent in the daily how spirit of martial arts is still inherent in the daily life of Japanese people today.
Nine budo associations are also introduced and the clothes and implements such as bamboo swords, protectors, bows and arrows, and so on, which are used by players and students in the present day, are also to be seen.

This is an unmissable exhibition and we would be grateful if you could spread this news.
Thank you in advance.

Best regards

On behalf of Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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Mrs. Motoko UTASHIRO
Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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A new 7th Dan Iaido in Belgium!

1506583_409605242571052_7517193219934335373_nA new 7th dan Iaido in Belgium! Our friend Philippe Bruwier passed successfully this test sunday 25/10/15 at the end of the European Iaido Championships in Berlin. Big congratulations!!

Gradings results (EKF PDF) here

EIC 2015 – European Iaido Championships Berlin

The 22nd European Iaido Championships 2015 was this year organized in Berlin, Germany. The ambiance during this event was great and everybody was very happy to meet all Iaido friends from all over EKF countries. After 1 day seminar, the Belgian team did fight hard Saturday in the individual taikai and won 3 medals with Kim Croes 2nd dan Silver, Simonini Michael 6th dan Bronze, Kanto Yuki 5th dan Fighting Spirit.

The Belgian delegation was composed of: Trembloy Jean (manager), Vlad Liviu (Coach), Vermeulen Karen, Heungens Daan , Croes Kim, Damoiseau David, Van Gilsem Grégory, Vervack Valentin, De Block Marjan, Kanto Yuki, Simonini Michael, Bruwier Philippe. Demuynck Patrik, Defraye Luc and Carlier Freddy as referee.

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Belgian Team Delegation

On sunday the Belgian team composed of Kanto Yuki, Vervack Valentin, Kim Croes and Daan Heungens did a great job by winning the Bronze medal.

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Belgian Team and the Japanese Delegation composed of Yamazaki sensei, Kusama sensei and Azuma sensei.

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Full championships results (EKF PDF) here
Gradings results (EKF PDF) here

ABKF Winter Seminar 2015

The 25th ABKF Winter seminar Kendo, Iaido & Jodo & Nakakura Competition will be held in Brussels from the 15th to 20th December 2015.

Registration is OPEN – Please find more information here

EJC 2015 – Belgian Team are European Champions 2015

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At the 14th EJC in Falkenberg, Sweden, the Belgian Team (Marjan De Block, Karen Vermeulen & Valentin Vervack) has won the Team Event!
They got the gold medals and title of European Champion Jodo 2015.

In addition, Marjan De Block got the Silver Medal (Vice-European Champion) in the Yondan division while Karen Vermeulen and Valentin Vervack also got the Bronze medal in the Sandan division!

Congratulations to all of them!

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