Last August, we had the opportunity to start this year’s Kendo season with an unique delegation of high-level teachers from Japan. A five day long seminar allowed the participants to sharpen their skills. Our Summer event becomes popular to our foreign friends as well since peoplefrom Czech Republik, France, La Réunion Island, Germany, Greece, Great Britain & Spain attended this time. A very interesting lecture was held on Saturday about the deeper meaning of kendo practise by Hirakawa sensei. Feel free to download here Lecture august 2011 NH.
Category - Kendo
The annual Kendo seminar organized by the All Japan Kendo Federation for foreign kendo leaders just ended. Two of our members joined. Stephan Klugkist from Yu-Hi & Patrick Van Nieuwenhove from Enmei Ryu. Welcome back guys!
Our member, C. Maes was invited by the Federation of Jordan to lead the first seminar for Kendo ever in their country. Before his visit, they had already some experience with Iaido & Jodo (and some Belgian visitors) but this seminar is the start for active Kendo practise in Amman…
1st Kendo seminar in Kingdom of Jordan
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.
ABKF got the result of the selection made by ZNKR for their Kendo seminar in Kitamoto (J) today.
Stéphane Klugkist (Yu-Hi)
Patrick Van Nieuwenhove (Enmei Ryu)
Best wishes & good luck !
Today, May 13th, we got the info from Zen Ken Ren that our friend and President of VKIJF, Christiaan Maes, was awarded the title of “Renshi”. Congratulations, Chris!
European Kendo Championships 2011 Our National Kendo Team at the European Kendo Championships in Gdynia (Poland). Delegation: Daniel Delepière – leader Marc Namèche – manager Serge Hendrickx & Chieko Yano – coach Jean Claude Wolfs & Chris Maes – official EKF selected referees Xavier Roubedou, Sara Van Laecken, Aaron Vande Mergel, Makoto Grosfils & Dries Vande Mergel – junior team members Rachel Buysse, Arsenia Corcoba, Isha Van Alsenoy, Lisa Van Laecken & Maaike Steyaert – ladies team Benoit Rose, Celest Vinck, Sean Van Laecken, Geert Van...
The All Japan Kendo Federation publised a new book about kendo. Its name is “The Official Guide For Kendo Instruction”. May we suggest you to buy a copy if you are interested in Kendo?
March 27th was beside the annual Katsumata sensei’s seminar for Iaido also the moment for the Belgian “Open” Kendo Championships. Three individual categories & one team tournament were held in Forest/Vorst. At the end of the day, we had following results in each of the categories: Ladies: Ans van Eupen (Kenseikan) Arsenia Corcoba (Meibukan) Isha Van Alsenoy (Kojika & Annick Pollet (Isshin Dotai) Juniors: Makoto William Grosfils (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai) Aaron Vande Mergel (Kenseikan) Xavier Roubedou (Kojika) & Hugo Wolsolsobe (Yu-Hi) Men: Yusuke Nakamura (Wakakoma...
The members of the Junior Kendo Team won the annual Kendo Tournament in Amstelveen (NL). This tournament was a part of their preparation towards the European Kendo Championships in Gdynia (Poland) next May…
Congratulations to all!