Dear members please already note the following important 2018 ABKF Iaido events in your agenda. 07/01/2018 ABKF Iaido National training – Open to all (Ternat) 25/03/2018 ABKF Iaido Seminar – Open to all with gradings up to 4th Dan (Ardooie) 15/04/2018 ABKF Iaido Referee seminar (To be confirmed) 13/05/2018 ABKF BKC – Belgium Iaido Championships (Rebecq) 8-9-10/06/2018 ABKF/EKF Iaido seminar with ZNKR Delegation and gradings up to 7th Dan (Bruges) 17-18-19/08/2018 ABKF Iaido Summer Seminar (Louvain-La-Neuve) 11->16/12/2018 ABKF Winter Seminar (Auderghem) Please also note...
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The 24th European Iaido Championships 2017 was this year organized in Torino, Italy and listed more than 212 competitors. The Belgian team did great in the individual taikai and won 5 medals with Habets Arno 1st dan Bronze, Vermeulen Karen 2nd dan Bronze, Vervack Valentin 4th dan Bronze, Kanto Yuki 6th dan Bronze and Simonini Michael 6th dan Silver.
On sunday the Belgian team composed of Pauwelyn Nicolas, Vervack Valentin, Daan Heungens and Kim Croes did a wonderful job by winning the Gold medal.
Congratulations to all.
Full championships results here
The definitive delegation from Japan for our annual Winter Seminar is knew from now. This delegation has been reinforced, for the Jodo-part, by European Jodo Kyoshi 8th dan René Van Amersfoort and are assisted by a huge number of 7th dan coming from Italy, The Netherlands, France and Belgium.
For those who would like to know more in detail about the Japanese delegation, please find here additional info:
Following the visit of Mimasaka city’s Mayor and Kendo Hanshi Tahara sensei last December 2016 during the Winter Seminar 2016, our NT Ladies were invited to join the 16th edition of the Otsu Cup.
Two of them, Lisa Van Laecken & Freija D’Hont, together with our President Dany Delepière and the European Tour leader Yoshinobu Kurogi joined the event.
As a part of the 17 people large selection of European Kendo Ladies, they will take part in a unique Women Kendo Tournament which will see 640 ladies in 194 teams competing.
Today, we received a very sad news from Lille. Jean Pierre Raick, Kendo & Iaido Kyoshi 7th dan and EKF Technical Director, passed away.
We all know what he did for our disciplines during the past years. We all know that in the last months he was fighting a battle impossible to win.
Our thoughts go to his Family and Dojo members in Lille. We would like to express our deepest condolences.
Sayonara Jean Pierre…
As well as last year the Belgian delegation has gained beautiful results.
Bronze (Gold: Sweden ; Silver: Germany ; Bronze: Slovakia)
Individual competition :
Shodan division : VAES Nicolas : Silver
Sandan division : VERMEULEN Karen : Bronze
Yondan division : DE BLOCK Marjan : Gold
Van den Broeck Albert : nanadan
Vlad Liviu : godan
Vermeulen Karen : yondan
Vaes Nicolas : nidan
Heungens Daan : shodan
Our dear Albert Van denBroeck succeeded in 7th dan Jodo examination today at the end of the European Jodo Championships. All our congratulations for this achievement !
It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that Aoki Sensei passed away. He was a great Sensei that many of us met during Seminars and EIC. Our deepest condoleance to his family. The Iaido world will miss you :'(
This year, the 20th ABKF Iaido Championships took place on May 21th in Affligem. It was a wonderful day with great shiai. Congratulations to all the participants and medal winners. See you all next year for the 21st edition of the Belgian Iaido Championships 🙂 Results MUDAN 1.VANDERSTRAETEN ALAIN (RAITO) 2.LOPEZ CEDRIC (YAEGAKI-KAI) 3.BASU PRAMIT (KENHACHI) 3.VERHEYDEN BENJAMIN (YAEGAKI-KAI) FS.CORDIER LAETITIA (BUTOKUKAN) SHODAN 1.MAES NICOLAS (YAEGAKI-KAI) 2.PEYNSAERT YOSHI (KIG) 3.MOTIEJUNAS AURELIUS (BUTOKUKAN) 3.REYNDERS MERLIJN (SHINBUKAN) FS.VAN LAETHEM JOS (RAITO) NIDAN 1.HEUNGENS...
Freija D’Hont (ladies team) and Adrian Detavernier (junior individual) were awarded “Fighting Spirit” on the first day of the EKC. On the second day, the Men team lost in 1/8 final from winner France. Ladies team lost the 1/4 final. At the third day, for the ladies and men individuals, Freija D’Hont and Kensaku Maemoto ended their tournament at the 3rd place. Sara Van Laecken got a “last” fighting spirit in this edition on the European Kendo Championships. Belgium was also represented in the pool of referees by two representatives: Chris Maes & Serge...