Nakakura sensei

The relation between Nakakura sensei and the Belgian Kendo Federation (BKR) has a long history…This famous teacher was one of the members of a group of
Japanese high level Kendo teachers whom visited Europe, especially for Kendo, for the first time in September 1969.

In 1977, he came back again to attend the European Kendo Championships held in Brussels together with other famous teachers as Ishihara Tadayoshi sensei, Oka Kenjiro sensei and Matsunaga Masami sensei.

Several years later (1992), with the help of Hirakawa Nobuo sensei from Meiji University, he will join Brussels every year in December to supervise an important European Kendo and Iaido seminar and team competition called “Nakakura Cup”. This competition, since its start in 1992, continued growing year after year and became one of the leading Kendo tournaments in Europe.

Since the beginning a female individual championship was added to this team tournament with the support of Hirakawa sensei. Many other famous Japanese teachers joined the annual delegation such as Inoue sensei, Fukuda sensei, Yamazaki sensei, Oda sensei, Sueno sensei, Furuichi sensei, Itoh sensei, Ohtsubo sensei and many others.

Tribute to Nakakura sensei
The personal antecedents of Kiyoshi Nakakura sensei
1910-September-24
Born in Kagoshima Prefecture
1929-March Graduated from the Daidokan Budo School at Kagoshima City
1930-May Entranced into the Yushinnkan of Hakudo Nakayama sensei
1931-April Employed for the Imperial Guards
1934-September Kendo master for Tokyo Shouka University’s Kendo Club
1946-July Assistant police inspector of the Imperial Guards
1947-June Police inspector of the Metropolitan Police Board
1953-May Technical officer of the Prefecture Police of Kagoshima
1960-April Chairman of the board of trustees for the Kagoshima Prefecture Kendo Federation
Trustee for the All Japan Kendo Federation
1963-April Director for the All Japan Kendo Federation
1964-April Trustee for the All Japan Kendo Federation
1966-August Professor for the Police School for the Kanto district
1968-June Councilor for the Tokyo Kendo Federation
1971-April Kendo master for Hitotsubashi University’s Kendo Club
1975-April Kendo master for the Higashimurayama City Kendo Federation
1976-July Professor emeritus for the Police School for the Kanto district
1977-June Councilor for the All Japan Kendo Federation
Kendo master for Chuô University’s Kendo Club
1979-July Director for the International Kendo Federation
1980-April Kendo master for the Defense Medical Academy’s Kendo Club
1990-June Adviser for the All Japan Kendo Federation
1991-June Adviser for the Tokyo Kendo Federation
1995-April Lecture for the Police Academy

Achievements of Kiyoshi Nakakura sensei

1931-June Championship Tournament All Metropolitan Police Board vs. All Imperial Guards Winner
1933-November Meiji Jingû Tournament Winner
1954-May Kyoto Tournament Winner
1954-October All Japan Kendo Championships 3rd place
1954-November All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1955-December All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1956-April All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1957-April All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1963-March All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1966-July All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1967-September All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament Winner
1957-October All Kyushû Kendo Championships for Each Dan Winner
1962-October National Athletic Meet for Kendo Winner

Receiving prizes

1954 Prize from the chairman of the Kagoshima Prefecture Athletic Association
1957 Cultural Prize South Japan
1958 West Japan Sports Prize
1959 Prize from the head officer of the Prefecture Police of Kagoshima
1962 Prize from the Governor of Kagoshima Prefecture
1963 South Japan Sorts Prize
1974 Commendation from the Police of the Kanto district
1976 Commendation from Police
1984 Commendation from Brazil
1990 Honorary Citizen from Dallas City in U.S.A.
1993 Appreciating from the New York’s Mayor

Kendo
Grade

1939 Kendo Kyoshi

       

1959 Kendo 8th dan
1962 Kendo Hanshi
1978 Kendo 9th dan
1978 Iaido Hanshi
1983 Iaido 9th dan

All Events Calendar

november

29nov09:0013:00CANCELLED !!! VKIJF Jodo - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

december

12dec12:0013:00CANCELLED !!! BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

18dec(dec 18)08:0020(dec 20)17:00CANCELLED !!! ABKF Winter Seminar 202008:00 - 17:00 (20) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo / Iaido / Jodo,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo Gradings

january

09jan12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

24jan09:0013:00VKIJF Iaido - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

31jan09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

february

13feb12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

28feb09:0013:00VKIJF Jodo - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

march

13mar12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

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

28mar09:0013:00ABKF Iaido National Training + Referee Seminar09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

april

10apr12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

25apr09:0017:30ABKF BJC 2021 - Belgium Jodo Championships 2021+ EJC SelectionWith gradings from 1st Dan up to 3rd Dan09:00 - 17:30 Event Type :Jodo

may

08may12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

16may09:0017:30ABKF BIC 2021 - Belgium Iaido Championships 2021With gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan09:00 - 17:30 Event Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

30may09:0013:00ABKF Iaido National Training + EIC Selection09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

june

06jun09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

12jun12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

27jun09:0013:00VKIJF Jodo Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

july

10jul12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

august

14aug12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

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