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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 news, events, agenda and competition results.

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25feb13:3016:30ABKF Jodo National Team SelectionWith Ikkyu gradings13:30 - 16:30 School Horizon, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo


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News

Federation

A friend is missing

This week, we received a very sad news from The Netherlands. Our very first webmaster but also close friend, Rob van Acht, passed away. We would like to present to his wife and family our deepest condolences… Rest in peace Rob.

Federation Iaido Jodo Kendo

27th Winter Seminar Kendo, Iaido & Jodo

In December since 27 years in a row, ABKF organise its Winter event for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo. This year, almost 400 persons coming from 31 different countries showed up at (at least) one of the trainings organized from Tuesday to Sunday. During the weekend, also grading sessions took place where we welcomed around 130 candidates and we ended with the traditional Kendo competitions ( ladies, men individuals and the team of three). Specific for this tournament is the “Ippon Shobu” rule which asks for constant sharpness of attention if you want to win the tournament.

This year we had our sponsors “Ichigan” which offered nice tabi to the female winner but also “Rio Brewering Co” which offered nice set of beer to all winners and last but not least “All Nippon Airways” who made it possible to send our individual winners to Japan!

An extra was the fact that the female winner is officially invited by Mimasaka city (Japan) to join the 2018 edition of the “Otsu Cup” which takes place on October 14th, 2018 in Japan!

A large amount of pictures are easily available at social media such as Facebook.

Federation Kendo

ABKF Kendo Agenda 2018

Dear members please already note the following important 2018 ABKF Kendo events in your agenda.

07/01/2018 ABKF Kendo National training (Het Rooi)
04/03/2018 ABKF Kendo National training (Het Rooi)
08/04/2018 ABKF BKC – Belgian Kendo Championships 2018 (Ixelles)
05-06/05/2018 Kojika Kendo Championships 2018 (Ghent)
06/05/2018 BKR Championships 2018 (Ixelles)
21->28/08/2018 ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar (Auderghem)
11->16/12/2018 ABKF Winter Seminar (Auderghem)

For more information & other dates (BKR/VKIJF Regional Training) check the full 2018 Agenda

Happy new year 2018 🙂

Federation Iaido

ABKF Iaido Agenda 2018

Dear members please already note the following important 2018 ABKF Iaido events in your agenda.

07/01/2018 ABKF Iaido National training – Open to all (Ternat)
25/03/2018 ABKF Iaido Seminar – Open to all with gradings up to 4th Dan (Ardooie)
15/04/2018 ABKF Iaido Referee seminar (To be confirmed)
13/05/2018 ABKF BKC – Belgium Iaido Championships (Rebecq)
8-9-10/06/2018 ABKF/EKF Iaido seminar with ZNKR Delegation and gradings up to 7th Dan (Bruges)
17-18-19/08/2018 ABKF Iaido Summer Seminar (Louvain-La-Neuve)
11->16/12/2018 ABKF Winter Seminar (Auderghem)

Please also note Furuichi Sensei seminar the 19-20/05/2018

For more information & other dates (BKR/VKIJF Regional Training) check the full 2018 Agenda

Happy new year 2018 🙂

Federation Iaido

EIC 2017 – European Iaido Championships Torino

The 24th European Iaido Championships 2017 was this year organized in Torino, Italy and listed more than 212 competitors. The Belgian team did great in the individual taikai and won 5 medals with Habets Arno 1st dan Bronze, Vermeulen Karen 2nd dan Bronze, Vervack Valentin 4th dan Bronze, Kanto Yuki 6th dan Bronze and Simonini Michael 6th dan Silver.

On sunday the Belgian team composed of Pauwelyn Nicolas, Vervack Valentin, Daan Heungens and Kim Croes did a wonderful job by winning the Gold medal.

Congratulations to all.

Full championships results here

Federation Iaido Jodo Kendo

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

Federation Kendo

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!!

Federation

Jean Pierre Raick – 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…

Federation Jodo

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

All Events Calendar

february

25feb13:3016:30ABKF Jodo National Team SelectionWith Ikkyu gradings13:30 - 16:30 School Horizon, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

march

04mar08:0010:00ABKF Kendo National Training08:00 - 10:00 Het Rooi, Berchemstadionstraat 73, 2600 Antwerpen, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

10mar12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

11mar09:0014:00BKR Iaido - Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

17mar17:0020:00VKIJF Kendo – Regional Training17:00 - 20:00 Sportzaal De Kluize, Sportstraat 5, 9860 Oosterzele, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

25mar09:0017:00ABKF Iaido National SeminarWith gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan09:00 - 17:00 Sporthal De Ark, Melkerijstraat 2 A, 8850 ARDOOIEEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

april

08apr17:0017:00ABKF Belgian Kendo Championships 2018With gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan17:00 - 17:00 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

14apr12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional Training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

15apr09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team Training09:00 - 12:00 ULB Bâtiment E1 - Salle 2Event Type :Kendo

15apr09:3012:30ABKF Iaido Teacher SeminarOpen from 1st Dan and up09:30 - 12:30 Hall des sports FSM, Hall des sports FSM, Route de Lennik 808, CP 640, 1070 Bruxelles.Event Type :Iaido

15apr13:3016:30ABKF Iaido Referee SeminarOpen from 4th Dan and up13:30 - 16:30 Hall des sports FSM, Hall des sports FSM, Route de Lennik 808, CP 640, 1070 Bruxelles.Event Type :Iaido

21apr17:0020:00VKIJF Kendo – Regional Training17:00 - 20:00 Sportzaal De Kluize, Sportstraat 5, 9860 Oosterzele, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

may

05may(may 5)09:0006(may 6)17:00Kojika Kendo Championships 201809:00 - 17:00 (6) Event Type :Kendo

06may09:0017:00BKR Kendo Championships 201809:00 - 17:00 Event Type :Kendo

12may12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

13may09:0018:00ABKF Belgium Iaido Championships 2018With gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan09:00 - 18:00 Centre sportif de Rebecq, Rue Trieu du Bois 68Event Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

13may09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team Training09:00 - 12:00 ULB Bâtiment E1 - Salle 2Event Type :Kendo

19may(may 19)09:0020(may 20)17:00Shoshikai open seminar09:00 - 17:00 (20) Event Type :Iaido

19may17:0020:00VKIJF Kendo – Regional Training17:00 - 20:00 Sportzaal De Kluize, Sportstraat 5, 9860 Oosterzele, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

27may09:0014:00BKR Iaido - Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

june

09jun(jun 9)09:0010(jun 10)18:00ABKF / EKF International Iaido seminar with ZNKR DelegationWith gradings from 1st Dan up to 7th Dan09:00 - 18:00 (10) Sport Vlaanderen Brugge, Nijverheidsstraat 112 8310 Assebroek, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

09jun12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional Training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

16jun17:0020:00VKIJF Kendo – Regional Training17:00 - 20:00 Sportzaal De Kluize, Sportstraat 5, 9860 Oosterzele, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

24jun13:3016:30ABKF Iaido National Team Selection13:30 - 16:30 School Horizon, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

july

14jul12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional Training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

august

11aug12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional Training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

17aug(aug 17)09:0019(aug 19)18:00ABKF Iaido Summer Seminar 2018With gradings from 1st Dan up to 5th Dan09:00 - 18:00 (19) Centre Sportif Blocry, Place des Sports 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

22aug(aug 22)09:0026(aug 26)17:00ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar 2018With gradings from 1st Dan up to 5th Dan09:00 - 17:00 (26) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

september

08sep12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional Training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

october

13oct12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional Training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

november

10nov12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional Training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

december

08dec12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional Training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

11dec(dec 11)09:0016(dec 16)17:00ABKF Winter Seminar 2018With gradings from 1st Dan up to 5th Dan09:00 - 17:00 (16) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo / Iaido / Jodo,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo Gradings

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