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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.

Message of French “Comité National de Kendo” (CNK)

Dear Members,

Following the dramatic events that happened today in Brussels, we forward you the message from French Federation’s Vice-President, Dominique Dupuis.


C’est avec une profonde tristesse que nous avons appris l’horreur qui vous touche ce matin.
Croyez bien que tout le Comité National Français de Kendo, comme tous les kendoka Français sont atteints dans leur cœur par ce malheur.

La Belgique, comme la France il y a peu, subit aujourd’hui la méchanceté et la lâcheté d’individus “nonhumain”.
Croyez bien, que nous vous soutenons de toutes nos forces et de toute notre sincère amitié.

Courage à toute la Belgique.


ABKF – Belgian Kendo Championships 2016

You will find the final results of the tournament here:

final results

The folder of the event has been published.

This folder contains the latest version of all pools and grids !

Please find the folder here.

Latest update: 11/03/2016

New 7th & 6th dan Kendo in Belgium!

At the end of the 25th EKF Referee Seminar organized in Brussels this weekend, examinations from 1st up to 7th dan were held. This evening, it is with great pleasure that we announce that our Federation has ons 7th dan and  three 6th dan more…

Naoko HAMADA from Meibukan succeed for 7th dan.

Peter D’HONT from Kojika, Terue MATSUI from Wakakoma Kenshi Kai and Serge BOFFA from Meibukan succeed for 6th dan.

Congratulations to all! (Of course also to the other candidates who pass succesfuly the other grades…)


Belgian Kendo Championships 2016

Date, time and venue have been confirmed.

Click bkc 2016

ABKF Winter Seminar 2015

ABKF Winter Seminar  - Sensei

ABKF Winter Seminar 2016

BKKC – Belgian Kyusha Kendo Championships – results

The results of the BKKC 2015 can be found here: BKKC GENT 8-11-2015 FINAL RESULT

overzicht (Medium)






cat G


cat C


cat F


Cat Team


cat W


cat E


cat D

shimpan (Medium)


motodachi en shimpan

BKKC – Belgian Kyusha Kendo Championships (update)

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.

Best regards

On behalf of Embassy of Japan in Belgium
Mrs. Motoko UTASHIRO
Embassy of Japan in Belgium

A new 7th Dan Iaido in Belgium!

1506583_409605242571052_7517193219934335373_nA new 7th dan Iaido in Belgium! Our friend Philippe Bruwier passed successfully this test sunday 25/10/15 at the end of the European Iaido Championships in Berlin. Big congratulations!!

Gradings results (EKF PDF) here

EIC 2015 – European Iaido Championships Berlin

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.

Belgian Team Delegation

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.

Belgian Team and the Japanese Delegation composed of Yamazaki sensei, Kusama sensei and Azuma sensei.


Full championships results (EKF PDF) here
Gradings results (EKF PDF) here