In December since 27 years in a row, ABKF organise its Winter event for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo. This year, almost 400 persons coming from 31 different countries showed up at (at least) one of the trainings organized from Tuesday to Sunday. During the weekend, also grading sessions took place where we welcomed around 130 candidates and we ended with the traditional Kendo competitions ( ladies, men individuals and the team of three). Specific for this tournament is the “Ippon Shobu” rule which asks for constant sharpness of attention if you want to win the tournament. This year we...
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Dear members please already note the following important 2018 ABKF Kendo events in your agenda.
07/01/2018 ABKF Kendo National training (Het Rooi)
04/03/2018 ABKF Kendo National training (Het Rooi)
08/04/2018 ABKF BKC – Belgian Kendo Championships 2018 (Ixelles)
05-06/05/2018 Kojika Kendo Championships 2018 (Ghent)
06/05/2018 BKR Championships 2018 (Ixelles)
21->28/08/2018 ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar (Auderghem)
11->16/12/2018 ABKF Winter Seminar (Auderghem)
For more information & other dates (BKR/VKIJF Regional Training) check the full 2018 Agenda
Happy new year 2018 🙂
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...
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 :'(