The results of the BKKC 2015 can be found here: BKKC GENT 8-11-2015 FINAL RESULT
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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.
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
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.
On behalf of Embassy of Japan in Belgium
Mrs. Motoko UTASHIRO
Embassy of Japan in Belgium
Gradings results (EKF PDF) here
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.
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.
The 25th ABKF Winter seminar Kendo, Iaido & Jodo & Nakakura Competition will be held in Brussels from the 15th to 20th December 2015.
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!
(by Serge Hendrickx)
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.
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!…