The first week of May, during the “Golden Week” is every year the moment of the ZNKR gatering known as the “Kyoto Taikai”. Demonstrations & matches in Jodo, Iaido & Kendo are organized at the Butokuden in Kyoto (Japan) for 6th up to 8th dan. This year, five members took part in the Kendo division and one in the Iaido part. They certainly have some very nice experience to share with us but… one of them got also the result of his Renshi examination. We are very proud to inform You that our friend, Michael Simonini, has been awarded “Renshi” in...
Category - Jodo
Dear Members, Following the dramatic events that happened today in Brussels, we forward you the message from French Federation’s Vice-President, Dominique Dupuis. C’est avec une profonde tristesse que nous avons appris l’horreur qui vous touche ce matin. Croyez bien que tout le Comité National Français de Kendo, comme tous les kendoka Français sont atteints dans leur cœur par ce malheur. La Belgique, comme la France il y a peu, subit aujourd’hui la méchanceté et la lâcheté d’individus “nonhumain”. Croyez bien, que nous vous soutenons de toutes...
Dear Sirs & Madams, We delightedly announce you that there will be an exclusive exposition of Japan’s Martial Art. Title : “The Spirit of Budo – The History of Japan’s Martial Arts” Dates : 26 November 2015 – 8 January 2016 Place : Japan Information and Cultural Centre (Embassy of Japan in Belgium) Address : Rue Van Maerlant 1, 1040 Bruxelles This is the Japan Foundation Touring Exhibition. This exhibition consists of two parts: in the first part, reproductions/originals of historical weapons such as bows and arrows, suits of armor, helmets, and so on...
The 25th ABKF Winter seminar Kendo, Iaido & Jodo & Nakakura Competition will be held in Brussels from the 15th to 20th December 2015.
Registration is OPEN – Please find more information here
At the 14th EJC in Falkenberg, Sweden, the Belgian Team (Marjan De Block, Karen Vermeulen & Valentin Vervack) has won the Team Event!
They got the gold medals and title of European Champion Jodo 2015.
In addition, Marjan De Block got the Silver Medal (Vice-European Champion) in the Yondan division while Karen Vermeulen and Valentin Vervack also got the Bronze medal in the Sandan division!
Congratulations to all of them!
Fantastic results for the Belgian National Jodo Team during the EJC 2014 in TORINO! The Belgian Delegation, was composed of the the National Team Members, together with their coaches Jean Trembloy and Liviu Vlad and with referee Albert Vandebroeck-sensei. They fought with Patrik De Muynck-sensei and his quick recovery in their mind, and have gotten great results. Many Belgians made it to the finals. Results: Team : 2nd place – silver medal (Vandenbussche Johan, De Block Marjan, Cool Steven, Vervack Valentin) (European Vice-champions) In the...
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SAKURA BUDOKAI & TAIKIKAI no DOJO organises,
in collaboration with the TC ABKF Jodo:
JODO Seminar Saturday 19th of July 2014
Venue: Gemeentelijk sportcentrum – Van Cauwelaertstraat, B-1740 TERNAT (Zwembad)
09h00 – 12h00: seitei jôdô
14h00 – 16h00: team taikai
Everyone is welcome
Info: please contact Albert Van den Broeck firstname.lastname@example.org
Snacks are available in the cafetaria
A Belgian delegation was present at this yearly event for Iaido and Jodo.
In the morning there was a mini-seminar, in the afternoon there was a taikai.
And the Belgians were once again outstanding:
Saturday – Iaido – 120 participants – 4 medals !
Sunday – Jodo – 48 participants – 5 medals !
This looks very promising for the future.