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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.

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 21-22-23 August 2015 – ADEPS Auderghem Brussels
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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)

ABKF Kendo Kyu Seminar 2014

The information for the Kendo Kyu Seminar & Ikkyu exams has been updated under Seminars and Events

Seminars & Events page updated

New upcoming events have been added to the Seminar & Events page.

Make sure to check the page regularly so you don’t miss anything!