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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 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.

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BIC 2019 – Results

The 22nd Belgian Iaido Championships 2019 took place this Sunday 12 May 2019 in Ninove. Congratulations to all the competitors and thank you for the great job of referees and the organizing Dojo of Raito Ninove.

Here are the competition results:

MUDAN

  1. Anseeuw Sander (Agehacho)
  2. Van Eesbeeck Laetitia (Raito)
  3. Garreyn Steven (KIG)
  4. Dessers Stephane (Agatsukan)
    FS. Devis Veronique (Agatsukan)

SHODAN

  1. Basu Pramit (Kenhachi)
  2. Vanderstraeten Alain (Raito)
  3. Brasseur Leopold (Shidokan)
  4. Fredericx Jeffrey (Kenhachi)
    FS. Brasseur Leopold Shidokan)

NIDAN

  1. Peynsaert Yoshi (KIG)
  2. Linssen Jimmy (Shinbukan)
  3. Renders Merlijn (Shinbukan)
  4. Van Laethem Jos (Raito)
    FS. Marc Simon (Shidokan)

SANDAN

  1. Heungens Daan (KIG)
  2. Vermeulen Karen (KIG)
  3. Pirard Florian (Sakura)
  4. Damoiseau David (Yaegaki)
    FS. Damoiseau David

YONDAN

  1. Kim Croes (Kenhachi)
  2. Lesire Philippe (Shidokan)

GODAN

  1. Vandenbussche Jonathan (Agehacho)
  2. Pauwelyn Nicolas ( KIG)
  3. Vlad Liviu (Agehacho)
  4. Yano Chieko (KIG)
    FS. Vlad Liviu (Agehacho)
50 Years!
Federation

50 Years!

On April 6th 2019, we commemorated the creation of our Federation. 50 years is an important milestone; different trainings for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo led by Hirakawa, Oda, Kidani and Van Den Broeck were organized in Brussels from Thursday 4th until Tuesday 9th.

“D-day” for the celebration was on Saturday 6th at the “Palais des Académies – Paleis der Academiën” in central Brussels near the Royal Palace.

Two very interesting lectures, proposed by Dr PhD Sergio Boffa & Baudouin Decharneux, took place before the “main course” in presence of His Excellence Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan in Belgium, Mr Rachid Madrane Minister of Sports of “Walloon-Brussels Federation”, Hirakawa – Oda – Kidani sensei, the EKF Delegation, several foreign country Presidents, Kendo-pioneers, sponsoring delegates and of course BKR or VKIJF-members.

The ceremony was the opportunity to hand out the first menjo for Renshi & Kyoshi to some of our members directly edited by ABKF.

We concluded by a reception for all attendees to end this sunny journey…

Thank you all for your attendance and a particular “Thank You!” to Lucia, Claudine, Christine, Laetitia, Thierry, Chris, Marc & Anne, Marco, Luis and Claire² for their hard work …

Pictures are here, but also available at social media…

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Federation

50th Anniversary of ABKF

Reserve the date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 3 PM – 8 PM

Location: Palais des Académies
Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Celebration of 50 years Kendo, Iaido, Jodo, Tan & Jukendo in Belgium for ABKF members & Friends.

We propose two conferences to our guests:

‘The Japanese sword during the ancient, medieval and modern Japan”
by Sergio BOFFA, Ph D, Curator in Chief at Nivelles Museum
“Does the practice of the Japanese sword makes us becoming Samurai?”
by Baudouin DECHARNEUX, Ph D, Professor at ULB

Followed by a graduation ceremony to outstanding people who have served our Federation during the past 50 years and “Shogo menjo” to several 6th and 7th dan members.

An informal reception with all attendees, invited Japanese teachers and local representatives will close the event.

Participation fees
Free for VIP. ABKF-members: 5,00€, Friends (non-ABKF): 25.00€

Keiko for Kendo, Iaido &/or Jodo during the celebration period

Kendo:
Thu 04/04: Auderghem (ARA) 19.00 to 21.00
Fri 05/04: Auderghem (ADEPS) 11.00 to 12.00
Sat 06/04: Auderghem (ADEPS) 09.00 to 11.00
Sun 07/04: Ixelles (VUB) 10.00 to 12.00

Iaido:
Sun 07/04: Anderlecht (Erasme) 13.00 to 17.00
Tue 09/04: BYK Uccle 20.30 to 22.30

Jodo:
Sat 06/04: Auderghem (ADEPS) 09.00 to 11.00

All with the presence of invited teachers from Japan and high-level members of the federation and free of charge…

All information will also be posted on the Facebook event page

Federation Kendo

A new 7th Dan Kendo in Belgium!

Great news for ABKF and Tanaka sensei (Yu-Hi dojo) last sunday! After a full weekend of translation for the EKF Referee seminar in Brussels, under the guidance of ZNKR delegation including Eiga sensei, he managed to keep enough energy to present and successfully pass the 7th dan grading in Kendo…! Congratulations Robin Tanaka sensei for this nice achievement!

Federation

Jacques Dupont (1935-2019)

This morning, we received the very sad news of the loss of one of the founders of our Federation. Mr Jacques Dupont passed away at the age of 83.

He was one of the founders of our group but also the first EKF General Secretary. His contribution to Kendo in Europe was unanimously recognized.

We have lost a great man, some of us have lost a friend. Our profound condolences go to his wife and family…

RIP.

Federation Kendo

BKKC 2018

This Sunday November 11th 2018, Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships in ADEPS Auderghem …

Booklet is available here: BKKC 2018

All Events Calendar

june

01jun08:0011:00ABKF National Team Training Kendo08:00 - 11:00 ULB Bâtiment E1 - Salle 2Event Type :Kendo

05jun06:3007:30Kendo Asa Geiko06:30 - 07:30 ULB Bâtiment E1 - Salle 2Event Type :Kendo

08jun12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional TrainingOnly from 2nd Dan - Hall G312:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

22jun10:0012:00VKIJF Kendo - Regionale Training + Jigeiko10:00 - 12:00 Sportcentrum De Witte Molen, Azalealaan 29Event Type :Kendo

23jun13:0018:00ABKF Iaido - National Team Selection13:00 - 18:00 GEMEENTELIJK SPORTCENTRUM, P. VAN CAUWELAERTSTRAAT 40, 1740 TERNATEvent Type :Iaido

july

13jul12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional TrainingOnly from 2nd Dan - Hall G312:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

august

05aug(aug 5)09:0011(aug 11)17:002nd AJJF International Jukendo / Tankendo Seminar 2019 – FOREST (Belgium)Contact: pascal.lam@gmail.com & international@jukendo.info09:00 - 17:00 (11) Hall des Sports Van Volxem, 391, Avenue Van VolxemEvent Type :Jukendo & Tankendo

10aug09:0017:00INITIATION DAY AJJF 2nd International Jukendo Tankendo Seminar 2019Contact: pascal.lam@gmail.com & international@jukendo.info09:00 - 17:00 Hall des Sports Van Volxem, 391, Avenue Van VolxemEvent Type :Jukendo & Tankendo

10aug12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional TrainingOnly from 2nd Dan - Hall G312:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

23aug(aug 23)20:0025(aug 25)16:00ABKF Iaido Summer Seminar 201920:00 - 16:00 (25) Centre Sportif Blocry, Place des Sports 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

28aug01sepABKF Kendo Summer Seminar 2019With gradings from 1st Dan up to 5th Dan09:00 - (september 1) 17:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

september

28aug01sepABKF Kendo Summer Seminar 2019With gradings from 1st Dan up to 5th Dan(august 28) 09:00 - (september 1) 17:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

14sep12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional TrainingOnly from 2nd Dan - Hall G312:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

october

12oct12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional TrainingOnly from 2nd Dan - Hall G312:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

november

09nov12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional TrainingOnly from 2nd Dan - Hall G312:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

december

14dec12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional TrainingOnly from 2nd Dan - Hall G312:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

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