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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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BKKC 2022 – Results
Federation Kendo

BKKC 2022 – Results

The results of the BKKC 2022 at Braine-l’-Alleud can be found here : Results

ABKF wishes to thank all participants, the organisation, shinpan, the clubs and supporters for their participation.

Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships & Examinations registrations are open!
Federation

Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships & Examinations registrations are open!

Dear members

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.

Detailed schedule: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Booklet.pdf

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

All Events Calendar

december

03dec09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

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

16dec(dec 16)09:0018(dec 18)17:00ABKF Winter Seminar 202209:00 - 17:00 (18) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading,Jodo,Jodo Grading,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo Gradings

january

07jan09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

14jan(jan 14)09:0015(jan 15)15:00ABKF Jodan SeminarQuestions & Answers about Jodan in Kendo by Valter Pomero09:00 - 15:00 (15) CET ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, Belgium

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

04feb09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

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

march

04mar09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

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

01apr09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

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

03jun09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

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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