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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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ABKF Kendo Championships + Examinations registrations open
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ABKF Kendo Championships + Examinations registrations open

All dojo’s have received the following information:

The Belgian Kendo Championships are confirmed and subscriptions are now open! They will be held in Seneffe Sunday the 14th of April 2024.

Please fill in the form (1 per dojo!) to register your members for the championships.

Subscription deadline: 31/03/2024
Subscription linkhttps://form.jotform.com/ABKF/abkf-bkc-registration

All participants have to be regular registered members of BKR or VKIJF and follow the official ABKF and EKF rules.

As last year, there will be no team competition on this day (it will be held at a later date).

We will also have examinations from 1st kyu up until 5th dan after the championships.

Examination subscription link: https://forms.gle/sTvsj1LHhh154FD19 

New 7th Dan Kendo in Belgium
Federation

New 7th Dan Kendo in Belgium

Congratulations to Wesley Haeke for his achievement in kendo ! We are proud to announce that Wesley Haeke passed 7th Dan during the kendo referee seminar gradings, held on February 4th in Brussels.

Federation

Otsubo sensei

It is with sadness that we inform you that Otsubo sensei Kyoshi 7th dan Kendo passed away.

He had been helping during the winter seminar in Belgium for more than 20 years. We thanks him for his involvement in the Kendo development in Belgium.

All our condolences to his family, students and friends, may he rest in peace!

Please remember him at your next keiko

EIC 2023 – European Iaido Championships 2023
Federation

EIC 2023 – European Iaido Championships 2023

During the EIC in Munich everybody in Individuals passed the pools to go in the knockout phase.

In the NIDAN category Efi Bakoura made it until the semi final and got a Bronze medal.

In the SANDAN category Pramit Basu made it also to the semi final, and also won a Bronze medal and Maya Boujraf got the fighting spirit award.

In the GODAN category  Jonathan Vandenbussche made it to the semi finals and Nicolas Pauwelyn made it until the final. So Bronze medal for Jonathan, and Silver medal for Nicolas.


On the second day the team championships occurred. Our Belgian team came out of the pools as second. Pool was with Switzerland and Poland. They went until the quarter finals, but we lost from Spain by only one flag. Then Spain won against Greece in the semi finals, and lost in the finals from Italy.


To finish not less than 8 candidates were presenting their grades and they all passed with 2 new 6th dan in Belgium: Nicolas Pauwelyn & Jonathan Vandenbussche


Congratulations to all
See you all next year in Sweden


All Events Calendar

march

09mar12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

17mar09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

24mar09:0013:00ABKF Iaido - OPEN Training and Referee seminar09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

april

13apr12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

14apr09:0018:00ABKF Belgium Kendo Dan Championships - BKC 2024Organized by BKR. Gradings from 1st Dan up to 5th Dan09:00 - 18:00 Hall Omnisports La Marlette ADEPSEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

14apr15:0018:00ABKF Kendo Examinations - BKC 2024Organized by BKR. Gradings from 1st Dan up to 5th Dan15:00 - 18:00 Hall Omnisports La Marlette ADEPSEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

21apr09:0013:00ABKF Jodo - OPEN Training and Selection EJC09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

may

11may12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

19may08:0018:00Kojika Spring Tournament - Gentkojika@abkf.be08:00 - 18:00 Event Type :Kendo

19may10:0018:00ABKF BIC - Belgian Iaido Championships 2024Organized by BKR. Gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan10:00 - 18:00 Centre Sportif Blocry, Place des Sports 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

26may09:0013:00ABKF Iaido- OPEN Training and Selection EIC09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

june

08jun12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

23jun09:0013:00ABKF - NATIONAL JODO CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TEAMS09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

29jun10:0018:00Futarigumi Trophy - Iaido Duo Taikai10:00 - 18:00 Event Type :Iaido

july

13jul12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

august

10aug12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

23aug(aug 23)18:0025(aug 25)18:00ABKF Iaido Summer Seminar 202418:00 - 18:00 (25) Centre Sportif Blocry, Place des Sports 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

30aug(aug 30)09:0031(aug 31)18:00ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar 2024Gradings from 1st Kyu up to 5th Dan09:00 - 18:00 (31) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

september

01sep08:0018:00ABKF Kendo Team Championships - BKTC 202408:00 - 18:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

december

18dec(dec 18)09:0022(dec 22)18:00ABKF Winter Seminar 202409:00 - 18:00 (22) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo / Iaido / Jodo,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo Gradings

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