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

All Events Calendar

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

02apr09:0018:00ABKF Kendo Championships 2023 - DanABKF Belgian Kendo Championships for yudansha09:00 - 18:00 Sporthal De Kluize - Oosterzele, Sportstraat 5Event 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 Iaido Championships 2023With gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan10:00 - 18:00 Sportpark Lakerveld - Houthalen, Guldensporenlaan 16/AEvent 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

august

25aug(aug 25)09:0027(aug 27)17:00ABKF Iaido Summer Seminar 202309:00 - 17:00 (27) Centre Sportif Blocry, Place des Sports 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

30aug(aug 30)09:0031(aug 31)16:00ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar 2023ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar and Examinations until 5th dan09:00 - 16:00 (31) CET ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

december

15dec(dec 15)09:0017(dec 17)17:00ABKF Winter Seminar 202309:00 - 17:00 (17) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading,Jodo,Jodo Grading,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo Gradings

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