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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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26sep09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 CET Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo


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ABKF – Kendo & Iaido September Gradings & Keiko

On Saturday 18th September 2021 an ABKF kendo and Iaido Keiko and Examination day will be held in Bourgoyen, 9030 Mariakerke

To register to Keiko and/or Examination please fill in the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qBxXUmZ1qBks7qquTIvkeIBaOl3GJ8V5V-nLpTSmz5g

Registration will close the 4 September 2021.

The form details the complete Schedule of the day. It can also be found here: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Schedule-activities.pdf

!!! Due to the COVID security measures and restrictions please read it carefully and be on time the 18th. Very important also fill in the medical form and bring it with you a paper version:

FR: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/abkf_questionnaire_medical.pdf
NL: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/abkf_medische_vragenlijst.pdf
EN: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/abkf_medical_questionnaire.pdf

Gradings Information & Prices: https://www.abkfevents.be/gradings-information

Start of National Kendo Team trainings
Federation

Start of National Kendo Team trainings

Today, Saturday July 3rd 2021, after more than a year, our National Kendo Team started their practice.

Not everyone is back yet but it gives a nice feeling to see happy faces working hard.

Since former coach and manager resigned, ABKF appointed new members for these tasks:

Peter D’Hont will from now on act as our NTK coach and Ismail Bozok will pick up the position of NKT manager.

From now on and as long as COVID 19 is active in our country, every person who wants to join any training has to fill-in in advance following pdf-document downloadable here:

questionnaire-obligatoire-ABKF_nl

questionnaire-obligatoire-ABKF_fr

Gambatte, Dear Friends!

Heengaan van Albert Heirman / Départ de Albert Heirman
Federation

Heengaan van Albert Heirman / Départ de Albert Heirman

NL:
Met diepe droefheid moeten we helaas het overlijden van Albert Heirmanmeedelen. Na een strijd van 3 maanden is Albert op 74-jarige leeftijd helaas overleden aan het COVID-19 virus op woensdag 23 Juni 2021 . Naast jarenlang lid van de ABKF en leraar in het technisch comité van iaido, was Albert ook gekend als grondlegger van de Tenshokai dojo in Lembeke en leerling van de Yagyū Shinkage-ryū school.

De begrafenis zal plaatsvinden in intieme kring. Al onze gedachten zijn met de familie, naasten en vrienden in deze moeilijke periode.

Gedenk Albert mee in uw volgende keiko.
Indien u uw condoleances wilt brengen aan de familie, kan dat op volgende link: http://www.smet-uitvaart.eu/condoleance/a/view?id=1587

FR:
C’est avec une profonde tristesse que nous devons annoncer le décès d’Albert Heirman. Après une lutte de 3 mois contre le virus COVID-19, Albert est malheureusement décédé le mercredi 23 Juin 2021, à l’âge de 74 ans. En plus d’être membre de l’ABKF pendant de nombreuses années et étant enseignant au sein du comité technique du iaido, Albert était également connu comme le fondateur du dojo Tenshokai à Lembeke et un élève de l’école Yagyū Shinkage-ryū.

Les funérailles auront lieu en privé. Toutes nos pensées vont à la famille, aux proches et aux amis pendant cette période difficile.

Souvenez-vous d’Albert dans votre prochain keiko.
Si vous désirez présenter vos condoléances à la famille, vous pouvez le faire au lien suivant: http://www.smet-uitvaart.eu/condoleance/a/view?id=1587

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Départ de Raf Bernaers / Heengaan van Raf Bernaers
Federation

Départ de Raf Bernaers / Heengaan van Raf Bernaers

FR: Nous venons d’apprendre le décès d’un ami, d’un pionnier du kendo Belge et Européen. Ce soir, Raphaël Bernaers, Raf, nous a quitté après une vie mené tambour battant au service du kendo Belge et Européen, voir mondial. Cet architecte est à la base de la bible des grades de l’EKF. Pendant de longues années il fut secrétaire général de l’EKF et occupa différents postes au sein de l’ABKF. La fédération Japonaise lui remit un diplôme en reconnaissance de son action au profit de nos disciplines.
Il s’est éteint, soutenu par sa famille et ses proches après avoir livré un dernier combat contre la maladie. Nous tenons à présenter nos plus sincères condoléances à sa famille, amis et proches.
Pensez à lui lors de votre prochain keiko…

NL: We vernamen zojuist het heengaan van een vriend,een pionnier van het Belgische en Europese kendo. Vanavond vertrok Raphael Bernaers, Raf, na een intens leven ten dienste van het Europese, Belgische en zelfs wereld Kendo gebeuren. Deze architect is onder andere aan de basis van de bijbel van het EKF register voor dangraden. Hij bekleedde de functie van secretaris generaal van EKF en verschillende posten binnnen ABKF.
De Japanse federatie erkende zijn inzet door hem een speciale oorkonde uit te reiken ter herkenning van deze inzet ten dienste van onze disciplines.
Hij verliet ons omringd door familie en naasten na een laatste strijd tegen de ziekte.We staan erop om onze innige deelneming te betuigen aan zijn familie, vrienden en naasten.
Gedenk hem in uw eerstvolgende keiko…

ZNKR:

condolence-letter-to-ABKF

ABKF Covid-19 Deconfinement Guidelines
Federation

ABKF Covid-19 Deconfinement Guidelines

ABKF – Version Française (p1-2) & Nederlandse versie (p3-4)

info-COVID-19-ABKF-June-8-2020_FR_NL

ABKF – English version

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ZNKR – Kendo Guidelines

20200604-ZNKR-COVID19-Guidelines

ZNKR – Iaido Guidelines

20200610-Guidelines_for_Resumption_of_Iaido_keiko

ZNKR – Jodo Guidelines

202006-ZNKR-Guidelines_of_Jodo_Keiko

Belgium Sports Guidelines From 1/07/2020
French link: http://spwu.mj.am/nl2/spwu/mhhl6.html
Nederlands link : https://www.sport.vlaanderen/corona-en-sportbeoefening-in-vlaanderen/

Oda Sensei
Federation

Oda Sensei

It is with very deep sadness that we inform you that Oda Katsuo sensei Iaido 8th Dan Hanshi & Kendo 7th Dan Kyoshi passed away yesterday.

He had been coming to Belgium for more than 28 years and has had an overriding influence and involvement in Iaido development in Belgium. His love for Kendo and Iaido and joy outside of the dojo will be missed. The ABKF and all his members thank you for everything sensei.

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

All Events Calendar

september

26sep09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 CET Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

october

02oct09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan 09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

17oct09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

24oct09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Iaido09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

november

06nov09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

21nov09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

december

04dec09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

17dec(dec 17)19:0019(dec 19)17:00ABKF Winter Seminar 202119:00 - 17:00 (19) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading,Jodo,Jodo Grading,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo Gradings

january

01jan09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

16jan09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

23jan09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Iaido09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

february

05feb09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

27feb09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

march

05mar09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

13mar09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

27mar09:0013:00ABKF Iaido National Training + Referee Seminar09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

april

02apr09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

24apr09:0013:00ABKF National Jodo Training + EJC Selection09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

may

07may09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

22may08:0018:00ABKF BIC 2022 - Belgium Iaido Championships 2022With gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan08:00 - 18:00 Event Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

29may09:0013:00ABKF National Iaido Training + EIC Selection09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

june

04jun09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

12jun09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

26jun09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

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