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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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august, 2022

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13aug12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

26aug(aug 26)20:0028(aug 28)16:00ABKF Iaido Summer SeminarABKF Kendo Summer Seminar and Examinations until 5th dan20:00 - 16:00 (28) CET Centre Sportif Blocry, Place des Sports 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

27aug(aug 27)09:0028(aug 28)16:00ABKF Kendo Summer SeminarABKF Kendo Summer Seminar and Examinations until 5th dan09:00 - 16:00 (28) CET ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading


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News

New Kendo Rokudan in Belgium!
Federation

New Kendo Rokudan in Belgium!

Last weekend EKF organized high-level examinations in Montpellier, France. In total 83 kenshi participated to the examinations, 49 for rokudan and 34 for nanadan.

Our federation is happy to announce we have a new rokudan in kendo.
Congratulations to Lisa Van Laecken – Koga!

EKF organises examinations for 6th & 7th dan Kendo and Iaido – Frankfurt (Deu) & Budapest (Hun)
EKF Iaido Kendo

EKF organises examinations for 6th & 7th dan Kendo and Iaido – Frankfurt (Deu) & Budapest (Hun)

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!

EKF Federation Kendo

31st EKC Frankfurt (Germany)

31st EKC Frankfurt (Germany)

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.

Looking forward to the next one!

Peter D’hont

Federation

BIC 2022 Results

The 23rd Belgian Iaido Championships 2022 took place this Sunday 22 May 2022 in Louvain-la-Neuve. Congratulations to all the competitors and thank you for the great job of the referees and the organizing committee.

Here are the competition results:

MUDAN

  1. DEMUYNCK Axel
  2. ARNOULD Michel
  3. TUYPES Jurgen
    SAVALLO Laetitia

    FS. PERMENTIER Luc

SHODAN

  1. WILLE Kevin
  2. ANSEEUW Sander
  3. DESSERS Stephane
    DEVIS Veronique

FS. DEVIS Veronique

NIDAN

  1. MAES Nicolas
  2. NGUYEN Phuc-Phang
  3. LE Tuan
    BAKOURA Effi

FS. VANDERSTRAETEN Alain

SANDAN

  1. BASU Pramit
  2. BOUSRAF Maya
  3. PIRARD Florian
    BROGGI Jacques

FS. PIRARD Florian

YONDAN

  1. HEUNGENS Daan
  2. CROES Kim
  3. FOULON Xavier
    BATAILLE Dimitri

FS. FOULON Xavier

GODAN

  1. VERVACK Valentin
  2. PAUWELYN Nicolas
  3. VAES Nicolas
    VLAD Liviu

FS. WITTOECK Paul

Federation

BIC 2022 – Subscriptions closing soon!

The subscriptions for the Belgian Iaido Championships on 22nd of May 2022 are closing soon! Deadline is 08/05/2022 (end of this week!).
Event info: https://www.abkfevents.be/seminars-events/bic/

The invitation email was sent to the official ABKF email of every dojo, please inform secretary@abkf.be if you have not received this invite!

Examinations will be held on this day from 1st Kyu up until 4th Dan, same deadline for examination subscriptions: 08/05/2022! More info on examinations: https://www.abkfevents.be/events/abkf-iaido-examinations-bic-2022/
Examinations subscription: https://forms.gle/LyNCXeJiGcsHeMQe6

EKC 2022 Frankfurt – Important information
Federation

EKC 2022 Frankfurt – Important information

Dear kendoka

Please find the following information, shared by EKF, in regards to the upcoming EKC in Frankfurt:

in addition to the traditional little blue book, the Provisional Shiai and Shinpan Rules will be strictly applied.
As a reminder, the link to the video is: https://youtu.be/vh16yyWhzXY

Please watch it carefully again so that you will be comfortable with it and then you can still participate with the aim of the best ippon.
I wish you all the best with your EKC preparation and first please take care and stay safe!

ABKF IAIDO NATIONAL TRAINING + REFEREE SEMINAR
Federation

ABKF IAIDO NATIONAL TRAINING + REFEREE SEMINAR

Dear members

please be aware that this Sunday we have the national training and the referee seminar. The national training is not a national team training, but an open keiko for all iaido practitioners.

The referee seminar is mandatory to be selected as a referee for the Belgian Iaido Championships.
We also need iaidoka to help at this referee seminar for the shiai geiko.

BKC 2022 – Results
Federation

BKC 2022 – Results

Last weekend, the 13th of March 2022 the Belgian Kendo Championships for Dan grades were held in Braine l’Alleud. After having to postpone the championships for 2 years, we were finally able to continue our events and championships. Thanks to the dojo I Shin Den Shin and the BKR for the organization of this championship, the day was a success with nice kendo and happy kendoka.

Congratulations to all medalists!

Individuals Junior :

1st place :  Takeshi BOFFA (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai)
2nd place: Siep Van Heugten (Kojika)
3rd places: Mattia Spaepen (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai) & Sakura Haeke (Kojika)

Fighting Spirit: Miki Dargent (Meibukan Liège)

Individual Ladies:

1st place: Lisa Van Laecken (Kenseikan)
2nd place: Freija D’Hont (Kojika)
3rd places: Sara Van Laecken (Kenseikan) & Keyong-Seon Cha (Seishinkan)

Fighting Spirit: Patricia Lopes (Meibukan BXL) & Soumaya Boujraf (Butokukan)

Individual Men:

1st place: Kensaku Maemoto (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai)
2nd place: Kota Kurogi (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai)
3rd places: Sean Van Laecken (Kenseikan) & Yusuke Nakamura (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai)

Fighting Spirit: Manuel Aldania (Butokukan) & Jérémy Chevaux (Meibukan Liège)

Team tournament:

1st place: Wakakoma Kenshi Kai (2)
2nd place: Kenseikan
3rd places: I Shin Den Shin & Wakakoma Kenshi Kai (1)

Fighting Spirit: Fabrice Renneson (Kendo Club Charleroi)

All Events Calendar

august

13aug12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

26aug(aug 26)20:0028(aug 28)16:00ABKF Iaido Summer SeminarABKF Kendo Summer Seminar and Examinations until 5th dan20:00 - 16:00 (28) CET Centre Sportif Blocry, Place des Sports 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

27aug(aug 27)09:0028(aug 28)16:00ABKF Kendo Summer SeminarABKF Kendo Summer Seminar and Examinations until 5th dan09:00 - 16:00 (28) CET ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

september

10sep12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

18sep09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

25sep09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

october

08oct12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

23oct09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

30oct09:0013:00VKIJF Iaido - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

november

12nov12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

27nov09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

december

10dec12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

january

15jan09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

22jan09:0013:00VKIJF Iaido - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

february

26feb09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

march

12mar09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

26mar09:0013:00ABKF Iaido Seminar + Referee Seminar09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

april

30apr09:0013:00ABKF National Jodo Training + EJC Selection09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

may

21may10:0018:00ABKF BIC 2023 - Belgium Iaido Championships 2023With gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan10:00 - 18:00 Event Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

june

04jun09:0013:00ABKF Iaido Seminar + EIC Selection09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

11jun09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

25jun09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

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