Belgian Iaido team report – EIC 218 in Zawiercie, Poland. WOW !!! That is the first reaction after this 25 th European Iaido Championship last weekend . Although I already attended in earlier championships as referee, this year I was really ‘on the competitors side’ as Belgian Team manager to see (& love) it all. This year’s Belgian referees were Patrik Demuynck and Luc Defraeye. After a long travel, from Brussels via Frankfurt to Katowice airport, we arrived on Thursday evening at Zawiercie. Luckily, we had made bus reservation, so no worries to find transportation. The hotel was great...
Category - Iaido
The 8-9-10 June 2018 the International Iaido seminar took place in Bruges, Belgium. It was organized by the ABKF with the help of the EKF (European Kendo Federation). Under the guidance of the Japanese delegation sent by the ZNKR, we had a two days seminar and gradings on Sunday afternoon. The Japanese delegation consisted of Kamikokuryo Shuichi 8th dan Hanshi, Oda Nobuaki 8th dan Kyoshi and Mikawa Noriaki 8th dan Kyoshi and they were assisted by European 7th dan sensei. Some 140 people took part in the seminar. This posed no problem for the Sports complex were we had ample space so everyone...
Freddy Carlier passed his 6th dan at the end of the Iaido seminar organized by the ABKF and EKF in Bruges Sunday 10 June 2018. Congratulations!
The 21th Belgian Iaido Championships 2018 took place this Sunday 13 May 2018 in Rebecq. Belgian Iaido level is improving every year and we were rewarded with thrilling matches and finals. Congratulations to all the competitors and thank you for the great job of referees and the organizing Dojos of the SSKB. Here are the competition results: MUDAN 1. Basi Pramit (Kenhachi) 2. Van Den Branden Myrthe (Raito) 3. Boujraf Soumaya (Butokukan) 3. Roosekrans John (Segawa) FS. Sanchez Lucia (Butokukan) SHODAN 1. Render Merlijn (Shinbukan) 2. De Baets Gret (Tenshokai) 3. Cogneau Luc (Sakura Ternat) 3...
Date: 13 May 2018
Address: Rue Trieu du Bois 11, 1430 Rebecq
Registration Deadline: 4 May 2018
REGISTRATION FORM (FR/NL) Here: BIC 2018
Information will also be send to all ABKF Dojos via their official email.
Iaido Seminar with high-level instructors from ZNKR and Europe, Seminar is OPEN to all grades (Dan and Kyu) and is followed by 1st to 5th ABKF gradings and 6th and 7th Dan EKF gradings.
This event is organized by the ABKF with the support of ZNKR and the authorization of EKF.
Date: 8-9-10 June 2018
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Information and registration here
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...
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: