Nakakura sensei

The relation between Nakakura sensei and the Belgian Kendo Federation (BKR) has a long history…This famous teacher was one of the members of a group of
Japanese high level Kendo teachers whom visited Europe, especially for Kendo, for the first time in September 1969.

In 1977, he came back again to attend the European Kendo Championships held in Brussels together with other famous teachers as Ishihara Tadayoshi sensei, Oka Kenjiro sensei and Matsunaga Masami sensei.

Several years later (1992), with the help of Hirakawa Nobuo sensei from Meiji University, he will join Brussels every year in December to supervise an important European Kendo and Iaido seminar and team competition called “Nakakura Cup”. This competition, since its start in 1992, continued growing year after year and became one of the leading Kendo tournaments in Europe.

Since the beginning a female individual championship was added to this team tournament with the support of Hirakawa sensei. Many other famous Japanese teachers joined the annual delegation such as Inoue sensei, Fukuda sensei, Yamazaki sensei, Oda sensei, Sueno sensei, Furuichi sensei, Itoh sensei, Ohtsubo sensei and many others.

Tribute to Nakakura sensei
The personal antecedents of Kiyoshi Nakakura sensei
1910-September-24
Born in Kagoshima Prefecture
1929-March Graduated from the Daidokan Budo School at Kagoshima City
1930-May Entranced into the Yushinnkan of Hakudo Nakayama sensei
1931-April Employed for the Imperial Guards
1934-September Kendo master for Tokyo Shouka University’s Kendo Club
1946-July Assistant police inspector of the Imperial Guards
1947-June Police inspector of the Metropolitan Police Board
1953-May Technical officer of the Prefecture Police of Kagoshima
1960-April Chairman of the board of trustees for the Kagoshima Prefecture Kendo Federation
Trustee for the All Japan Kendo Federation
1963-April Director for the All Japan Kendo Federation
1964-April Trustee for the All Japan Kendo Federation
1966-August Professor for the Police School for the Kanto district
1968-June Councilor for the Tokyo Kendo Federation
1971-April Kendo master for Hitotsubashi University’s Kendo Club
1975-April Kendo master for the Higashimurayama City Kendo Federation
1976-July Professor emeritus for the Police School for the Kanto district
1977-June Councilor for the All Japan Kendo Federation
Kendo master for Chuô University’s Kendo Club
1979-July Director for the International Kendo Federation
1980-April Kendo master for the Defense Medical Academy’s Kendo Club
1990-June Adviser for the All Japan Kendo Federation
1991-June Adviser for the Tokyo Kendo Federation
1995-April Lecture for the Police Academy

Achievements of Kiyoshi Nakakura sensei

1931-June Championship Tournament All Metropolitan Police Board vs. All Imperial Guards Winner
1933-November Meiji Jingû Tournament Winner
1954-May Kyoto Tournament Winner
1954-October All Japan Kendo Championships 3rd place
1954-November All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1955-December All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1956-April All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1957-April All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1963-March All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1966-July All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1967-September All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1957-October All Kyushû Kendo Championships for Each Dan Winner
1962-October National Athletic Meet for Kendo Winner

Receiving prizes

1954 Prize from the chairman of the Kagoshima Prefecture Athletic Association
1957 Cultural Prize South Japan
1958 West Japan Sports Prize
1959 Prize from the head officer of the Prefecture Police of Kagoshima
1962 Prize from the Governor of Kagoshima Prefecture
1963 South Japan Sorts Prize
1974 Commendation from the Police of the Kanto district
1976 Commendation from Police
1984 Commendation from Brazil
1990 Honorary Citizen from Dallas City in U.S.A.
1993 Appreciating from the New York’s Mayor

Kendo
Grade

1939 Kendo Kyoshi

       

1959 Kendo 8th dan
1962 Kendo Hanshi
1978 Kendo 9th dan
1978 Iaido Hanshi
1983 Iaido 9th dan

All Events Calendar

february

02feb(feb 2)09:0004(feb 4)17:00EKF / FIK 27th Kendo Referee Seminar, BrusselsWith gradings from 1st Dan up to 7th Dan09:00 - 17:00 (4) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

10feb12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

17feb17:0020:00VKIJF Kendo – Regional Training17:00 - 20:00 Sportzaal De Kluize, Sportstraat 5, 9860 Oosterzele, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

25feb09:3011:00VKIJF Iaido - Regional Training09:30 - 11:00 School Horizon, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

25feb11:0012:30VKIJF Jodo - Regional Training11:00 - 12:30 School Horizon, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

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 5th 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

15apr09:3012:30ABKF 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

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)18:00IAIDO High grade European 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

21aug(aug 21)09:0028(aug 28)17:00ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar 2018With gradings from 1st Dan up to 5th Dan09:00 - 17:00 (28) 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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