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 ABKF is also responsible for the practise of Jukendo and Tankendo (Jukendo and Tankendo are martial arts which use the bayonet mounted on the rifle or dismounted) in Belgium and is in relationship with the "All Japan Jukendo Federation" (AJJF). The abkfevents website list all the ABKF news, events, agenda and competition results.
Congratulations to Peter D’hont and Yusuke Nakamura on their achievements in Kendo! We are proud to announce that Yusuke Nakamura has earned his 6th Dan and Peter D’hont has earned his 7th Dan after a successful exam following the EKF Referee Seminar, held on February 5th in Brussels.
Congratulations, Nakamura and Peter, on this well-deserved recognition of your skills and achievements.
The invitation to the ABKF Kendo Kyu Championships has been sent to all official ABKF Kendo dojos with the necessary information.
Any dojo that has not received the information, please contact the ABKF Secretary and President as soon as possible.
Please note that we are still looking for referees and motodachi to help out on this day. Please register your referees and motodachi on the official form as received by the dojo leaders/managers.
Examinations for 1st kyu and 1st dan will be held right after the championships closing ceremony, the application for these examinations is done through the official BKKC form received by the dojo leaders/managers.
Please make note of the deadline, subscriptions are closing on the 24th of October. Payments need to be done by the 24th of October at the latest.
After a long break due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the European Kendo Federation was again in capacity to organise for Kendo and Iaido the high-level grade examinations.
For Kendo, the examinations gathered 86 candidates for 6th dan and 39 candidates for 7th dan on the next day of the EKC in Frankfurt. Our federation was happy to see the results for its members by welcoming three successful candidates:
– Koenraad FRANCOIS (Seishinkan) – 6th dan
– Simone FORESI (Yu-Hi) – 6th dan
– Kensaku MAEMOTO (Wakakoma Kenshikai) – 6th dan
And for Iaido, only two weeks later in Budapest, a high-level seminar followed by examinations gathered 30 candidates for 6th dan and 15 candidates for 7th dan examination. Here as well our federation may welcome four successful candidates:
– Luc DEFRAEYE (Koomyoo Kai) – 7th dan
– Guy LONCELLE (Butokukan) – 6th dan
– Liviu VLAD (Agehacho) – 6th dan
– Nicolas VAES (Tsuru Kai) – 6th dan
Congratulations to all of you for this wonderful achievement!
After a long time of not doing kendo because of Covid 19, we finally had again a European Kendo Championship in Frankfurt. As the new coach of the Belgium team, together with our new manager Ismail Bozok, we can say that this year was more then a great success.
Our first goal was to get a team back to the dojo. A team that would be ready for this EKC, but also for the future. I wanted to get a team that could work together as one team. This goal was reached by the help of many people coming to the team training. I’m really happy with the effort they did for that.
From then on we could really prepare for the EKC in Frankfurt. With a mixed team of experienced members and new members, we went to the event with a really nice vibe and full of energy. For us, manager and coach, it was a big challenge since it was our first time doing this. But i can say we managed well. Because the team did really great!
The juniors fought strong as a team and individual. They where really nervous but fought really hard. As a reward we got a fighting spirit for Takeshi Boffa. For the ladies team, they had very strong opponents and couldn’t get out of the pool. But they took there revenge on the individuals! Not only do we have a third place for Lisa Van Laecken, but Freija D’hont is the EUROPEAN CHAMPION!!!!
For the men, they fought really hard and got in to the quarter finals, where they lost against the strong team of Poland. But again they also got there revenge the next day at the individuals and fought very strong. For that we got the third place for Kensaku Maemoto!
Again as a coach i am really proud of the team for there effort and results. It was not an easy job, but a job i really liked. I started to train with the team when i was twelve years old, became a fighter for the team and now to be coach is a great experience. But this adventure doesn’t stop here. I’ve learned many things during this EKC, where we need to improve to become even stronger and better kendoka. We can only do this with the support of others.
Registration for examinations: https://forms.gle/rkbMSvqh8775PSfa9
Deadline for registration & payment: 19th of March 2023
Details for payment: https://www.abkfevents.be/gradings-information/
Location: Sporthal De Kluize,
Sportstraat 5, 9860 Oosterzele