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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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21jun(jun 21)17:0023(jun 23)16:00Musashi Kai Nito Kendo seminar 21.6 - 23.6 202417:00 - 16:00 (23) Sporthall Bourgoyen, Driepikkelstraat 30, 9030 MariakerkeEvent 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 Taikaihttps://www.facebook.com/events/113284186466288310:00 - 18:00 Sporthal De Klodde, Dendermondebaan 10 9240 ZeleEvent Type :Iaido


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News

BIC 2024 Results
Federation

BIC 2024 Results

The 25th Belgian Iaido Championships 2024 took place this Sunday 19 May 2024 in Louvain-La-Neuve. Congratulations to all the competitors and thank you for the great job of the referees and the organising staff of the Brussels Yaegaki-kai Dojo.

KYUSHA
1. Van Costenoble Gerrit (Agehachô)
2. Maes Ayumi  (Agehachô)
3. Ramaekers Gilles (Butokukan)
3. Alaerts Robin (Brussels Yaegaki-Kai)
F.S. Deboeuf Jordan (Shoshinkan)
SHODAN
1. Bartels Jamie (Brussels Yaegaki-Kai)
2. Meert Ilias (Sasori Dojo)
3. Daems Joel (Mushinkan)
3. Carroué Claude (Butokukan)
F.S. Daems Joel (Mushinkan)
NIDAN
1. Vujadinovic Jana (Brussels Yaegaki-Kai)
2. Anseeuw Sander (Agehachô)
3. Demuynck Axel (Komyoukai)
3. Devis Véronique (Agatsukan)
F.S. Le Tuan (Butokukan)
SANDAN
1. Basu Pramit (Kenhachi)
2. Bakoura Efthymia (Brussels Yaegaki-Kai)
3. Boujraf Soumaya (Butokukan)
3. Nguyen Khang (Butokukan)
F.S. Begon Isabelle (Shoshinkan)
YONDAN
1. Jovicic Milos (Brussels Yaegaki-Kai)
2. De Broyer Sébastien (TaikiKai)
3. Heungens Daan (Kendo Iaido Gent)
3. Bataillie Dimitri (Sasori)
F.S. Quintart Guy (Shoshinkan)
GODAN
1. Croes Kim (Kenhachi)
2. Damoiseau David (Brussels Yaegaki-Kai)
3. Renesson Fabrice (Kendo Club Charleroi)
3. Hontoir Frédéric (Shoshinkan)
F.S. Wauters Tom (Butokukan)
ABKF Elections 2024
Federation

ABKF Elections 2024

French and Dutch versions are attached below.
Dutch version: https://www.abkfevents.be/oproep-voor-kandidaten-abkf-bestuur/
French version: https://www.abkfevents.be/appel-a-candidatures-abkf-fr/

**Call for Candidates: Committee and National Team Leadership Elections**

Dear Members

We are thrilled to announce the call for candidates for the upcoming elections of our committee and national team leadership. This is a chance for individuals who are keen on guiding our community and national teams towards a bright future. The term is from 3 years, as from July 2024 until July 2027.

**Available Steering Committee Positions:**

  • President
  • Vice president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

** Other **

  • Advisor (BKR)
  • Advisor (VKIJF)

To submit your candidacy, please reach out to your respective federation:

The deadline for candidacy submission is 10 June 2024.

**Available ABKF Committee Positions:**

  • National Team (per discipline Kendo, iaido, jodo)
    • Team Coach
    • Team Manager
  • Other
    • Technical advisor (1 per discipline; Kendo, iaido, jodo)
    • Event Manager
    • Webmaster
    • Anti-doping officer

If you have the ambition to participate and the dedication to serve, we encourage you to step forward. Your involvement is vital for our collective success and will help foster a spirit of collaboration and innovation.

To submit your candidacy, please reach out to the ABKF federation: secretary@abkf.be

The deadline for candidacy submission is 10 June 2024.

**Election Details:**

  • Date: Beginning of July

A detailed description of each position is available in the Rules of Incorporation (ROI), which can be accessed through this link ROI FR-NL.docx

We look forward to your enthusiastic participation and witnessing the emergence of new members who will carry our legacy forward.

With anticipation,

ABKF Steering Committee

Belgian Iaido Championships 2024
Federation

Belgian Iaido Championships 2024

Registration has been closed and Pools drawn by lot for the forthcoming 19 May.

Thank you to the 14 participating Dojos and Competitors of this year’s 27th edition: Agatsukan, Agehachô, Brussels Yaegaki-Kai, Butokukan, Kendo Club Charleroi, Kenhachi, Kendo Iaido Jodo Gent, Koumyoukai, Mushinkai, Raito, Sasori dojo, Shidokan Libramont, ShoShinKan, Taikikai no dojo.

The BIC is more then ever an important yearly ABKF event. Inviting and Gathering all Iaido practitioners to live and share the experience of putting their technique to the pressure of stress, an additional way to train and a good preparation for gradings.

Schedule / Time Table of the day (estimate):
https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/BIC-2024-Time-Table.pdf
Reminder to all referees be there on time at start of competition whatever pool you are in.

Congratulations to the selected Referees: Demuynck P., Bruwier P., Simonini M., Defraeye L., Kanto Y., Carlier F., Van Alsenoy J., Vlad L., Pauwelyn N., Vaes N., Vandenbussche J., Hontoir F., Damoiseau D., Croes K., Renesson F., Bataille D., Quintard G., Le Sant D., Heugens D., Jovicic M.

All Grading candidates registered and payments in order.

Should you have any questions/remarks concerning the mentioned information, do not hesitate to contact: secretary@abkf.be

BIC 2024 Event Information here: https://www.abkfevents.be/seminars-events/bic/

This year edition is organised by Brussels Yaegaki-kai thank you to all Kakariin

Best Regards
ABKF BKR/VKIJF CT Iaido

Results Belgian Kendo Championships 2024
Federation Kendo

Results Belgian Kendo Championships 2024

On Sunday April 14th in Havré (Mons) we organised in cooperation with
BKR the annual Belgian Kendo Championships. Almost 100 yudansha took
part in three individual categories (Junior, Ladies & Men).

Congratulations to all winners and a big “Thank You” to all working
hands behind the tournament!

The results are available here : Results

ABKF Kendo Championships + Examinations registrations open
Federation

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

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

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.

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.

All Events Calendar

june

21jun(jun 21)17:0023(jun 23)16:00Musashi Kai Nito Kendo seminar 21.6 - 23.6 202417:00 - 16:00 (23) Sporthall Bourgoyen, Driepikkelstraat 30, 9030 MariakerkeEvent 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 Taikaihttps://www.facebook.com/events/113284186466288310:00 - 18:00 Sporthal De Klodde, Dendermondebaan 10 9240 ZeleEvent 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

12aug(aug 12)09:0017(aug 17)18:00The 5th International Jukendo / Tankendo Seminarhttps://www.abkfevents.be/the-5th-international-jukendo-tankendo-seminar/09:00 - 18:00 (17) Event Type :Jukendo & Tankendo

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

november

10nov08:3018:00ABKF Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships 2024 + examinations08:30 - 18:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent 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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