On Saturday November 24th, 140 competitors, 24 referees, motodashi, kakari-in & enthousiasts had their annual ‘rendez-vous’ in Auderghem for the national “kyu” (beginners) tournaments. The day was also an opportunity for some of the participants to try ‘ikkyu’ or ‘shodan’ examination. Thanks everybody for making this day so big that we are thinking about a new formula for next year which will make the event even more enjoyable for all… Hereby the complete results in pdf-format. Lots of pictures can be found at the social communittee...
Category - Federation
Last October 21st 2012, the frenchspeaking wing of our federation (BKR) organized its first Yudansha Kendo Tournament in Châtelineau. This tournament was also preceeded by a referee seminar. About 60 persons took part in the event. A success for a first attempt!
Results are here: BKR_ChampionshipYudansha2012RESULTS
Congratulations for the excellent performance of the Belgian delegation at the 19th European Iaido Championships 2012 in Stevenage UK which was held from 26th to 28th of October.
Cool Steven: Bronze
Vervack Valentin: Gold
Vandenbussche Jonathan: Gold
Simonini Michael: Bronze
Bruwier Philippe: Bronze
Team: Vervack Valentin, Vandenbussche Jonathan, Simonini Michael, De Roover Christof: Silver
The 11th EJC were held in Brussels and organized by our Federation last weekend. All results & pictures could be found at the dedicated website. But, please find here some words from ABKF President regarding this event: Dear Friends, The organization of the European Jodo Championships in Brussels was very successful. I ‘d like to thank each one of you for all the great work that have been done during those days. I’ve received, as a president, only congratulations for the...
This year again, we had two very nice seminars for Kendo & Iaido. Here some group pictures taken; more available at social networks! See you allnext December for the Winter version or in 2013 for the next Summer edition!
The Belgian delegation joined world’s greatest gathering this year in Novara (Italy). Important meetings of FIK & EKF had also place before the tournament. More info will be available through your dojo leaders soon regarding the decisions taken. On the first day, 4 out of 7 from our men delegation members took part in the individual competition. One of them, Carroll Tange arrived in the final best 8 top and will be rewarded with a “Fighting Spirit” at the end of the day. Second day was “Ladies day”. 4 of our ladies took part in the individual competition and...
The 15th iaido championships organised this year by the BKR took place sunday 27/05/2012 in Louvain-La-Neuve (Blocry) and started at 10:30 sharp. The hall had been nicely prepared with 2 shiaijo and a warming-up area. 6 referees were appointed for each shiaijo (A & B) which made it possible to switch on a regular base. As the matches went on, soon it became as hot inside the hall, as it was outside … The morning competition ended at 13:00 and we could restart at 14:30 with the finals and Embu taikai for 5 dan. We did not have enough 6th Dan and up referees, that is why an...
On March 11th, almost all Belgian kendo dojo had their annual rendez-vous in Forest-Vorst for the Belgian “Open” Kendo Championships. This tournament is open for all members of BKR & VKIJF which are at least registered for one year and not taking part in any other national championship. Three individual categories (Junior, Ladies & Men) as well as a tournament is organized in a one day long event. This year, 10 juniors, 13 ladies, 81 men & 17 teams took part. Results: 2012 Champion at Juniors: Sara VAN LAECKEN (Kenseikan) 2012 Champion at Ladies: Annick POLLET (Isshin...
From February, the final countdown for our team members has started. Since several months, this group prepared themselves to join the biggest event organized by the International Kendo Federation, the World Kendo Championships… This tournament is taking place every three years and will be held in Novara, Italy, next May. The Belgian delegation is composed of 7 Men & 7 Ladies assisted by their Delegation leader, coach & manager. Delegation Leader: Daniel Delepiere (ABKF President) Coach: Nobuo Hirakawa & Serge Hendrickx Manager: Marc Nameche Men team: Carroll Tange, Wesley...
During last winter seminar, the coach of the Belgian team, N. Hirakawa received the first training wear from the sponsor, Robin Van Daele, owner of Electro Direct. This equipment will become the official wear for the next three years for our kendo team.