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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.

Japanese delegation for 2017 Winter Seminar

The definitive delegation from Japan for our annual Winter Seminar is knew from now. This delegation has been reinforced, for the Jodo-part, by European Jodo Kyoshi 8th dan René Van Amersfoort and are assisted by a huge number of 7th dan coming from Italy, The Netherlands, France and Belgium.

For those who would like to know more in detail about the Japanese delegation, please find here additional info:

LIST 2017

16th Otsu Cup – Miyamoto Musashi Women’s Kendo Tournament

Following the visit of Mimasaka city’s Mayor and Kendo Hanshi Tahara sensei last December 2016 during the Winter Seminar 2016, our NT Ladies were invited to join the 16th edition of the Otsu Cup.

Two of them, Lisa Van Laecken & Freija D’Hont, together with our President Dany Delepière and the European Tour leader Yoshinobu Kurogi joined the event.

As a part of the 17 people large selection of European Kendo Ladies, they will take part in a unique Women Kendo Tournament which will see 640 ladies in 194 teams competing.

Gambatte!!

Rest in Peace

Today, we received a very sad news from Lille. Jean Pierre Raick, Kendo & Iaido Kyoshi 7th dan and EKF Technical Director, passed away.

We all know what he did for our disciplines during the past years. We all know that in the last months he was fighting a battle impossible to win.

Our thoughts go to his Family and Dojo members in Lille. We would like to express our deepest condolences.

Sayonara Jean Pierre…

EKF – European Jodo Championships 2017 – Belgian results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As well as last year the Belgian delegation has gained beautiful results.

Team Competition:

Bronze (Gold: Sweden ; Silver: Germany ; Bronze: Slovakia)

Individual competition :

Shodan division : VAES Nicolas : Silver

Sandan division : VERMEULEN Karen : Bronze

Yondan division : DE BLOCK Marjan : Gold

 

Gradings :

Van den Broeck Albert : nanadan
Vlad Liviu : godan
Vermeulen Karen : yondan
Vaes Nicolas : nidan
Heungens Daan : shodan

Arthur Degand
Team Manager

New 7th dan in Belgium…

Our dear Albert Van denBroeck succeeded in 7th dan Jodo examination today at the end of the European Jodo Championships. All our congratulations for this achievement !

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Iaido Hanshi Aoki sensei

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that Aoki Sensei passed away. He was a great Sensei that many of us met during Seminars and EIC. Our deepest condoleance to his family. The Iaido world will miss you :'(

Belgian Iaido Championships 2017

This year, the 20th ABKF Iaido Championships took place on May 21th in Affligem. It was a wonderful day with great shiai.

Congratulations to all the participants and medal winners. See you all next year for the 21st edition of the Belgian Iaido Championships 🙂

Results

MUDAN
1.VANDERSTRAETEN ALAIN (RAITO)
2.LOPEZ CEDRIC (YAEGAKI-KAI)
3.BASU PRAMIT (KENHACHI)
3.VERHEYDEN BENJAMIN (YAEGAKI-KAI)
FS.CORDIER LAETITIA (BUTOKUKAN)

SHODAN
1.MAES NICOLAS (YAEGAKI-KAI)
2.PEYNSAERT YOSHI (KIG)
3.MOTIEJUNAS AURELIUS (BUTOKUKAN)
3.REYNDERS MERLIJN (SHINBUKAN)
FS.VAN LAETHEM JOS (RAITO)

NIDAN
1.HEUNGENS DAAN (KIG)
2.VERMEULEN KAREN (KIG)
3.PIRAR FLORIAN (SAKURA)
3.FOULON XAVIER (KIG)
FS.DECOSTER PIETER-JAN (BUTOKUKAN)

SANDAN
1.CROES KIM (KENHACHI)
2.DE BROYER SEBASTIEN (TAIKIKAI)
3.PHAN DUC TRUNG (YAEGAKI-KAI)
3.FLAMENT CHANTAL (AGEHACHO)
FS.PHAN DUC TRUNG (YAEGAKI)

YONDAN
1.VERVAEK VALENTIN (KIG)
2.YANO CHIEKO (KIG)
3.PAUWELYN NICOLAS (TENSHOKAI)
3.RENESSON FABRICE (KCC)
FS.LAMMENS ARNAUD (TAIKIKAI)

GODAN
1.VANDENBUSSCHE JONATHAN (AGEHACHO)
2.VLAD LIVIU (AGEHACHO)
3.DE BURGHGRAEVE ALAIN (AGEHACHO)
3.VAES NICOLAS (MUSHINKAN)
FS.HONTOIR FRéDéRIC (SHOSHINKAN)

Thank you to all the helpers and the organizers, the ABKF, the Iaido TC BKR.
See you all next year.

ABKF Iaido TC

EKF – European Kendo Championships Hungary

Freija D’Hont (ladies team) and Adrian Detavernier (junior individual) were awarded “Fighting Spirit” on the first day of the EKC.

On the second day, the Men team lost in 1/8 final from winner France. Ladies team lost the 1/4 final.

At the third day, for the ladies and men individuals, Freija D’Hont and Kensaku Maemoto ended their tournament at the 3rd place. Sara Van Laecken got a “last” fighting spirit in this edition on the European Kendo Championships.

Belgium was also represented in the pool of referees by two representatives: Chris Maes & Serge Hendrickx

Congratulations to all! Let’s start practice & preparation for next goal!

New “Renshi” in Belgium

Luc
Our friend, Luc Defraeye, has been awarded “Renshi” in Iaido last week in
Kyoto (Japan). We congratulate him on this achievement!

New 6th Dan Iaido in Belgium!

Yuki Kanto passed her 6th dan at the end of the seminar organized by CNK in Versailles this weekend. Congratulations!