This year we had a delegation of 16 teachers & students coming from allover Japan for the annual winter event organized by our Federation. For one entire week we had Nishiumi sensei for Jodo, Kobayashi & Uehara sensei for Iaido & Tahara, Hirakawa, Nomura and others for kendo. Around 400 persons travelled to the Centre Sportif ‘Forêt de Soignes’ for the different classes. On Saturday afternoon, exams from 1st up to 5th dan were organized in Kendo. Sunday was the last day with the usual Kendo competitions and in the afternoon were the dan examinations for Jodo &...
Category - Jodo
Well-known dojoleader of Agehachô Budokai, VKIJF Iaido & Jodo Technical Committee Member, Patrik DEMUYNCK, got the confirmation that he successfully succeeded for shogo title “Renshi” in Jodo last month (November) in Tokyo.
Congratulations, Patrik !
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...
As always, December was a busy month… We had the 21st edition of the ABKF Winter Seminar for Kendo, Iaido & Jodo. All groups had the opportunity to practice under the guidance of Japanese top experts. This year, around 300 persons from 12 different countries came to Brussels to share their knowledge, experience and make new friends. Jodo practitionners had a very “basic” seminar with Nishiumi sensei, Kyoshi 8th dan, who stressed the importance of kihon and zanshin in daily practice. Iaido practitionners got “serious” info in...
As the result for the first “Kyoshi” exam in Japan organized by the All Japan Kendo Federation in english, our friend Emilio GOMEZ (7th dan Kendo) from Butokukan dojo in Brussels passed successfully this test last November. Results for the ‘Renshi’ exams Kendo/Jodo in Japan organized by the same Federation, our friends Carroll Tange (7th danKendo) and Naoko Hamada (6th dan Kendo) from Meibukan dojo in Jette and Albert Van den Broeck from Taikikai dojo in Sint Pieters Woluwe passed also their test successfully last November . Congratulations to all three members of our...
Within a fine and combative spirit the Belgian Jodo Team has won:
In mudan category:
Vermeulen Karen – a speciale price for outstanding prestation
In Shodan category:
Vervack Valentin – Gold
In Sandan category, again a Belgian Final with:
De Block Marjan – Gold
Vandenbussche Jonathan – Silver
In Rokudan try-out competition: Van Den Broeck Albert – Gold
Congratulations to all participants and Belgian delegation!
From now on, the minimum age for attending a shodan (1st dan) examination in Kendo, Iaido & Jodo is 13 years old instead of 14. Decision was taken dring a recent meeting of the International Kendo Federation (FIK) Please note.
The 20th ABKF Winter seminar will be held in Brussels – Belgium from 15th to 19th December 2010.
You will find all the details here
The “All Belgium Kendo Federation” hosts in 2010 the 9th European Jodo Championships which are organized by the European Kendo Federation.