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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.

16th World Kendo Championships – Tokyo – Nippon Budokan

(by Serge Hendrickx)

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This year, the 16th WKC took place in Japan at the fabulous Nippon Budokan, central Tokyo. The Belgian team had been preparing this event since the last edition, three years ago in Novara, Italy.

A delegation of five ladies & six men were selected out of the Belgian active kenshi. As the tournament is organized in Japan, the central coach, Hirakawa sensei picked up the position of manager which is the equivalent of the usual position of coach in our European system. During the monthly preparation trainings towards the event, competitors could count on the experience of C. Tange, C. Yano and N. Hamada. The delegation was led by ABKF President, D. Delepière with the kind help of S. Hendrickx as second team manager.

A five days long preparation seminar was set up by the sensei at Tokai University prior to the competition. These days were hard but beneficial for whipping the possible jetlag and stress. We have to thank besides the team manager, Hirakawa sensei, all Tokai students and teachers but also Yamaguchi, Yamada & Tanaka sensei for the time, enthusiasm and energy they have put in their presence during these days. A first welcome earthquake magnitude 5.2 shook the team…

The delegation leader and the 2nd manager left earlier Tokai residence to join the different meetings held before the actual start of the competitions. Team arrived on Thursday and explored the olympic village surroundings and Nippon Budokan the same day. Friday was the start of the WKC with men individuals.

Three men took part since one of the delegation members didn’t join the group at the departure from Brussels. Their personal results:

Pool 3 Shiaijo A
NED 1 KARNADI ? POR 2 RODRIGUEZ
NED 1 KARNADI Encho M BEL 5 HAEKE
POR 2 RODRIGUEZ M M BEL 5 HAEKE
Match 10 Shiaijo A
BEL 5 HAEKE W. M BRA 5 OMASA R.
Pool 34 Shiaijo B
MCO 4 SENG H H BEL 4 VAN LAECKEN
MCO 4 SENG ? MGL 2 ERDENEBILEG
BEL 4 VAN LAECKEN H H MGL 2 ERDENEBILEG
Pool 50 Shiaijo C
BEL 1 MAEMOTO M BRA 9 YONEDA
BEL 1 MAEMOTO Encho M HUN 5 TOTH
BRA 9 YONEDA K K Encho M HUN 5 TOTH
Pool 57 Shiaijo D
BEL 2 D’HONT K BUL 2 DIMITROV
BEL 2 D’HONT M M M USA 5 YOO
BUL 2 DIMITROV K M USA 5 YOO

 

Second day saw the ladies individuals and team matches. Closing ceremony was granted with an 7.2 earthquake without any danger.
The personal results:

Individuals:

Pool 11 Shiaijo A
AUS 3 LAI Encho K SWE 1 AHLSTAM
AUS 3 LAI M M BEL 4 BUYSSE
SWE 1 AHLSTAM D K BEL 4 BUYSSE
Pool 23 Shiaijo B
NOR 3 XI M K THA 2 RUKKUL
NOR 3 XI M M BEL 2 D’HONT
THA 2 RUKKUL M M BEL 2 D’HONT
Match 9 Shiaijo B
BEL 2 D’HONT F. M BUL 1 BLAGOEVA S.
Pool 38 Shiaijo C
BEL 3 VAN LAECKEN S. Encho M FRA 3 NAKAMURA
BEL 3 VAN LAECKEN S. M M MLG 1 BYAMBAJAV
FRA 2 NAKAMURA M M MLG 1 BYAMBAJAV
Pool 41 Shiaijo D
TUR 5 TEK M M BEL 5 VAN LAECKEN L.
TUR 5 TEK ? NOR 4 WETTRE
BEL 5 VAN LAECKEN L. M M NOR 4 WETTRE
Match 16 Shiaijo D
BEL 5 VAN LAECKEN L. M M GB 3 NASH J.
Match 33 Shiaijo D
KOR 2 KIM S. H. K M BEL 5 VAN LAECKEN L.

 

Ladies team matches:

Block 2 Shiaijo A
BEL 3 M M GBR 3
BEL 2 M M K GBR 4
BEL 4 K GBR 5
BEL 5 M M GBR 1
BEL 1 M GBR 2
Block 2 Shiaijo A
BEL 3 M M SWE 4
BEL 2 D M SWE 7
BEL 4 K M SWE 2
BEL 5 M M SWE 3
BEL 1 X SWE 1
Block 2 Shiaijo A
GBR 3 X SWE 4
GBR 5 X SWE 7
GBR 1 K M SWE 2
GBR 4 K SWE 3
GBR 2 X SWE 1
Final Tournament
JPN 9 M M BEL 3
JPN 3 K K BEL 2
JPN 5 K K BEL 4
JPN 8 M M BEL 5
JPN 6 K M BEL 1

 

Last day was the Men team tournament. Their results:

Block 7 Shiaijo B
POR 5 K M BEL 1
POR 1 K M M BEL 2
POR 3 M M BEL 5
POR 4 K X K BEL 3
POR 2 M M BEL 6
Block 7 Shiaijo B
POR 6 K HKG 7
POR 1 K M HKG 5
POR 3 M M HKG 6
POR 4 K K HKG 4
POR 7 K X K HKG 1
Block 7 Shiaijo B
BEL 1 D K M HKG 4
BEL 2 M X M HKG 5
BEL 5 M HKG 6
BEL 3 M HKG 1
BEL 6 M X K HKG 3
Final Tournament Shiaijo B
BEL 1 M D M HUN 5
BEL 2 M M K HUN 4
BEL 5 K K HUN 3
BEL 3 M M HUN 2
BEL 6 M M HUN 1

 

ABKF players were:

BEL 1    Annick POLLET & Kensaku MAEMOTO
BEL 2    Freija D’HONT & Peter D’HONT
BEL 3    Sara VAN LAECKEN & Geert VAN DORT
BEL 4    Rachel BUYSSE
BEL 5    Lisa VAN LAECKEN & Wesley HAEKE
BEL 6    Carroll TANGE

Delegation officials:

Leader       Daniel DELEPIERE
Managers   Nobuo HIRAKAWA & Serge HENDRICKX
Coaches    Carroll TANGE & Naoko HAMADA

Complete results are available at the official WKC website as well as lots of pictures. Check also the social media if you wish more info or pictures…

Of course, the 16th WKC came to its end with a sayonara party. Moments to relax and make new friends… Next day, Dan examinations for WKC delegation members. The result for our Federation can be found already in a previous message.

To be complete, we have to thank our supporters who joined us in Tokyo, our proud sponsors and all ABKF members who made this trip possible!

THANK YOU !

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A new 7th Dan Kendo in Belgium!

New Kendo 7th dan - Daniel Delpierre Dear friends, We have the pleasure to inform you that our ABKF President and friend, Dany DELEPIERE, succeeded yesterday in his nanadan kendo examination in Tokyo at the Budokan. Warm Congratulations to him who is the 9th nanadan in Belgium!…

A new 6th Dan Iaido in Belgium!

Our friend Luc Defraeye passed 6th dan Iaido at the end of the last CIK Iaido seminar which was organized in Modena, Italy. Big congratulations !!

BIC – Belgian Iaido Championships 2015

The 18th Belgian Iaido Championships 2015 took place this Sunday 10/05/15 in Sint-Niklaas. Belgian Iaido level is increasing every year and we were rewarded with thrilling matches and finals. Congratulations to all the participants and thank you for the great job of the organizing Dojo: Tamiza Kendo Kai.

Click the “Read more” for full results and photos.

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ABKF Summer Seminar 2015

The 14th edition of the ABKF Summer Seminar will take place for the Iaido part the 21-22-23 August 2015 in the Centre sportif de Blocry, Louvain La Neuve – Registration is now open. Check out also the info for the Kendo part 21-22-23 August 2015 in ADEPS Auderghem Brussels.

Check here for more info and registration

Iaido 21-22-23 August 2015 – Centre sportif de Blocry
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Kendo 27-28-29-30 August 2015 – ADEPS Auderghem Brussels
ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar

ABKF.BE Revamp

abkf.beYou will have noticed that the abkf.be, vkijf.be and bkr.be domains are now redirecting to the ABKF Events website. During this redirection period the abkf.be website will be revamped to offer you a new improved structure and appearance. During this transition period all the latest informations, news and events will be listed on this website. Thank you for your understanding.
The ABKF Board

Belgium on top of Mumeishi 3’s 2014

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This weekend, 3 teams from Belgium participated at the Mumeishi 3’s tournament in London and got fine results.
It came to one scored point, or the final would have been a Belgian one, even a Ghent one.

Kojika (Haeke W – D’Hondt P – Vandendaele R) got the first place and Gold medals and the Cup

Kendo Gent (De Backer J – Van Ackere E – Dupon V) got third place and Bronze medals

The third (mixed) team (Pollet A Isshin Dotai – Borremans B Nobara – Gallant J Kendo Gent) unfortunately was eliminated by the silver medallists early on.

In the Women’s tournament, Annick Pollet got the Fighting Spirit.

During the tournament, Chris Maes was invited to be shinpan-shunin of one of the shiai-jo.

Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships – results

Please find the results for the BKKC at VUB Brussels here

EIC 2014 – Helsinki (FIN)

Great results for the Belgian Team at the 21st European Iaido Championships 2014 in Helsinki !!!

Two days of seminar with 19 countries represented, everybody in the team very happy to meet all European Iaido friends and receive the teaching of 3 great sensei: Sakono sensei, Kusama sensei and Aoki sensei all Iaido 8th dan Hanshi.

Great competition results with 7 medals: 3x Gold, 1x Silver, 2x Bronze and 1x Fighting Spirit.

BELGIUM DELEGATION EIC HELSINKI 2014
BELGIUM DELEGATION EIC HELSINKI 2014

Check out results by clicking on the “Read more” link.

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EJC 2014 – Torino (ITA)

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Fantastic results for the Belgian National Jodo Team during the EJC 2014 in TORINO!
The Belgian Delegation, was composed of the the National Team Members, together with their coaches Jean Trembloy and Liviu Vlad and with referee Albert Vandebroeck-sensei.

They fought with Patrik De Muynck-sensei and his quick recovery in their mind, and have gotten great results.

Many Belgians made it to the finals.

Results:
Team : 2nd place – silver medal (Vandenbussche Johan, De Block Marjan, Cool Steven, Vervack Valentin) (European Vice-champions)

In the preliminaries, they won against last years european Champion.

Individual:
SHODAN: 2nd place – Silver medal – Cool Steven (European vice-champion)
NIDAN: 2nd place – Silver Medal – Vermeulen Karen (European vice-champion)
SANDAN: 3rd place – Bronze Medal – Vervack Valentin
YONDAN: 2nd place – Silver medal – De Block Marjan (European vice-champion)