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European Iaido Championships 2012 – Stevenage (GB)
Federation Iaido

European Iaido Championships 2012 – Stevenage (GB)

Congratulations for the excellent performance of the Belgian delegation at the 19th European Iaido Championships 2012 in Stevenage UK which was held from 26th to 28th of October.

Belgian results:

Individual divisions:

Cool Steven: Bronze

Vervack Valentin: Gold

Vandenbussche Jonathan: Gold

Simonini Michael: Bronze

Bruwier Philippe: Bronze

 

 

Team: Vervack Valentin, Vandenbussche Jonathan, Simonini Michael, De Roover Christof: Silver

 

National Kendo Team Seminar 2012
Kendo

National Kendo Team Seminar 2012

On the first weekend of October, for the 4th year in a row, the Belgian National Kendo Team staff organized a complete weekend seminar which is the occasion of introducing the personal view on kendo of a foreign high-ranked teacher. This year, the invitation went to Lorenzo Zago, Renshi 7th dan, member of the Italian federation. Participants were basically those interested in a selection for the upcoming EKC. Group picture was taken at the beginning of the second session; Yamamoto & Hamada sensei are missing since they skipped this part of the seminar. (Clikc on the picture to see everybody…)

 

11th European Jodo Championships
Federation Jodo

11th European Jodo Championships

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 organization and also the wonderful spirit of our members.

                         I’m quiet sure that our action for the development of Jodo across Europe and in our country is going on very well.

                        I also would like to address my warming congratulations to our Jodoka and their coaches for their fantastic results. 

                        We can all be proud of our Federation!

                        Future is right in front of us, and seems to be bright 😉

                        We have lived together a great moment of Budo friendship.

                       Thanks again and for Belgium : Hip hip hip…. 😀

                       Dany Delepière

                        All Belgium Kendo Federation President

EJC 2012

ABKF Summer Kendo & Iaido Seminars 2012
Federation Iaido Kendo

ABKF Summer Kendo & Iaido Seminars 2012

This year again, we had two very nice seminars for Kendo & Iaido. Here some group pictures taken; more available at social networks! See you allnext December for the Winter version or  in 2013 for the next Summer edition! Iaido August 2012Kendo august 2012

15th World Kendo Championships
Federation Kendo

15th World Kendo Championships

The Belgian delegation joined world’s greatest gathering this year in Novara (Italy). Important meetings of FIK & EKF had also place before the tournament. More info will be available through your dojo leaders soon regarding the decisions taken.

On the first day, 4 out of 7 from our men delegation members took part in the individual competition. One of them, Carroll Tange arrived in the final best 8 top and will be rewarded with a “Fighting Spirit” at the end of the day.

Second day was “Ladies day”. 4 of our ladies took part in the individual competition and the entire team had their job to do by trying to win the first place of their pool of 4 to make a chance for the final round.  No chance for none of them this time but clear points to work on appeared.

Third and last day was the men team competition. Belgium was put in the only pool of 4 countries where only 1 country could end into the final grid. After real strong fights against Taipei, Germany & Norway, we couldn’t make it this time but got plenty of congratulations and encouragements for the future from other delegations & teachers.

Finally, the delegation would like to thank deeply the commitment of Hirakawa sensei and the numerous supporters who made the trip to Novara.

All results of 15th WKC are available at FIK & dedicated WKC website & plenty of pictures can be found on the different social networks as well…

Next year, the EKC will be in Berlin, Germany from 12th until 14th of May… We count on you all!

Belgian Iaido Championships 2012
Federation Iaido

Belgian Iaido Championships 2012

The 15th iaido championships organised this year by the BKR took place sunday 27/05/2012 in Louvain-La-Neuve (Blocry) and started at 10:30 sharp. The hall had been nicely prepared with 2 shiaijo and a warming-up area.

6 referees were appointed for each shiaijo (A & B) which made it possible to switch on a regular base. As the matches went on, soon it became as hot inside the hall, as it was outside …

The morning competition ended at 13:00 and we could restart at 14:30 with the finals and Embu taikai for 5 dan. We did not have enough 6th Dan and up referees, that is why an alternative competition had been worked out : 10 competitors (2 from each division) were invited to watch the Embu of the 8x 5th Dan and to write down 3 numbers in order of preference. This allowed us to make a final result. Starting from next year it is the plan to organise a regular 5th Dan competition as well.

After this we had some 14 examination candidates, an embu of the 6th & 7th dan and the awards ceremony.

MUDAN
1.CROES KIM
2.VAN ISVELDT JAN
3.GELDHOF FELIX
3.COOL STEVEN
FS HEUNGENS DAAN
SHODAN
1. VIJVERMAN IVAN
2. ILBERT ARNAUD
3. DE VOGELAS DIDIER
3. IVENS DAVE
FS IVENS DAVE
NIDAN
1. VERVACK VALENTIN
2. DE ROOVER CHRISTOF
3. BEERNAERS HANS
3. VANDERBIEST ROWAN
FS ARNOU MAARTEN
SANDAN
1. VANDENBUSSCHE JONATHAN
2. DEBLOCK MARJAN
3. DEBOOM TOM
3. LOOZEN LAURENS
FS VLAD LIVIU
YONDAN
1. VLAMINCK JULIEN
2. SNYERS STEPHANE
GODAN
1. SIMONINI MICHAEL
2. DEFRAEYE LUC
3. KANTO YUKI
FS HEIRMAN ALBERT

Thank you to the organisers who did so well, to the referees who did a nice job, and to all the competitors who gave their best.

P.Demuynck

Belgian “Open” Kendo Championships 2012
Federation Kendo

Belgian “Open” Kendo Championships 2012

On March 11th, almost all Belgian kendo dojo had their annual rendez-vous in Forest-Vorst for the Belgian “Open” Kendo Championships. This tournament is open for all members of BKR & VKIJF which are at least registered for one year and not taking part in any other national championship.

Three individual categories (Junior, Ladies & Men) as well as a tournament is organized in a one day long event.

This year, 10 juniors, 13 ladies, 81 men &  17 teams took part.

Results:

2012 Champion at Juniors: Sara VAN LAECKEN (Kenseikan)

2012 Champion at Ladies: Annick POLLET (Isshin Dotai)

2012 Champion at Men: Stefan VAN BOVEN (Seishinkan)

2012 Team Champion: KOJIKA

Complete results:

result BKC Men 2012    result BKC Ladies 2012   result BKC Junior 2012   result BKC Team 2012   pool ladies junior BKC 2012  pool men BKC 2012

Belgian Kendo Team for World Kendo Championships in Novara (IT)
Federation Kendo

Belgian Kendo Team for World Kendo Championships in Novara (IT)

From February, the final countdown for our team members has started. Since several months, this group prepared themselves to join the biggest event organized by the International Kendo Federation, the World Kendo Championships… This tournament is taking place every three years and will be held in Novara, Italy, next May.

The Belgian delegation is composed of 7 Men & 7 Ladies assisted by their Delegation leader, coach & manager.

Delegation Leader:  Daniel Delepiere (ABKF President)

Coach: Nobuo Hirakawa & Serge Hendrickx

Manager: Marc Nameche

Men team: Carroll Tange, Wesley Haeke, Peter D’Hont, Stefan Van Boven, Geert Van Dort, Sean Van Laecken & Celest Vinck

Ladies Team: Lisa Van Laecken, Maaike Steyaert, Arsenia Corcoba, Rachel Buysse, Ans Van Eupen, Annick Pollet & Alexandra Snoy

On February 11th, these members had some shiaigeiko & commun training with the members of Düsseldorf Kendo Club and advice from Yasue sensei, “local” 8th Dan and Yukio Shimizu, 7th dan from Köln Kendo Club. Next trainingsessions will be the seminar under the guidance of Hirakawa sensei from Feb 20th to 26st. Other shiaigeiko are also planned with our friends from The Netherlands in April as well as the last seminar before the WKC from May 14th until departure…

 

New training wear for Kendo team arrived
Federation Kendo

New training wear for Kendo team arrived

During last winter seminar, the coach of the Belgian team, N. Hirakawa received the first training wear from the sponsor, Robin Van Daele, owner of Electro Direct. This equipment will become the official wear for the next three years for our kendo team.

Electro Direct sponsor

All Events Calendar

january

26jan09:0013:00ABKF National Jodo Training09:00 - 13:00 Sporthal Tolhuis, Tolhuislaan 77, 9000 GentEvent Type :Jodo

february

01feb08:0011:00ABKF Kendo National Team Training08:00 - 11:00 ULB - Building E2, Hall 2, 50, avenue franklin RooseveltEvent Type :Kendo

08feb10:0012:00VKIJF Kendo Keiko10:00 - 12:00 Sportcentrum De Witte Molen, Azalealaan 29Event Type :Kendo

08feb12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

09feb09:0012:30ABKF National Jodo Training + Team Selection09:00 - 12:30 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

09feb09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

14feb21:0022:45Jodo Keiko Tamiza St NiklaasMet Rene van Amersfoort Sensei Jodo 8th Dan Kyoshi21:00 - 22:45 Sportcentrum De Witte Molen, Azalealaan 29Event Type :Jodo

15feb10:0017:00Jodo Seminar Tsurukai St Katelijne WaverMet Rene van Amersfoort Sensei Jodo 8th Dan Kyoshi10:00 - 17:00 Heiveld Sportcomplex, Dreefvelden 1, 2860 Sint-Katelijne-WaverEvent Type :Jodo

22feb(feb 22)09:3023(feb 23)16:30Women In Iaido Seminar, 3rd Edition09:30 - 16:30 (23) Hall des Sports ULB Erasme - Bâtiment O, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Event Type :Iaido

march

07mar08:0011:00ABKF Kendo National Team Training08:00 - 11:00 ULB - Building E2, Hall 2, 50, avenue franklin RooseveltEvent Type :Kendo

08mar09:0017:00BKR Referee & Kakari-In Seminar09:00 - 17:00 Event Type :Kendo

14mar12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

15mar09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

22mar09:0012:00ABKF National Iaido Training09:00 - 12:00 Sporthal Tolhuis, Tolhuislaan 77, 9000 GentEvent Type :Iaido

22mar12:0013:00National Team Iaido Selection12:00 - 13:00 Sporthal Tolhuis, Tolhuislaan 77, 9000 GentEvent Type :Iaido

29mar09:0017:00ABKF Kendo Championships 202009:00 - 17:00 Complexe Gaston Reiff, Rue Ernest Laurent 215, 1420 Braine L’AlleudEvent Type :Kendo

29mar09:3016:30Shinbukan - Muso Shinden Ryu Open Seminarwith Dominique Losson Sensei - 6th dan renshi09:30 - 16:30 Roosdaal, MPC Sint-Franciscus Lostraat 175, 1760 RoosdaalEvent Type :Iaido

april

04apr08:0011:00ABKF Kendo National Team Training08:00 - 11:00 ULB - Building E2, Hall 2, 50, avenue franklin RooseveltEvent Type :Kendo

04apr10:0012:00VKIJF Kendo Keiko10:00 - 12:00 Sportcentrum De Witte Molen, Azalealaan 29Event Type :Kendo

11apr12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

26apr09:0011:00ABKF National Iaido Training09:00 - 11:00 Sporthal Tolhuis, Tolhuislaan 77, 9000 GentEvent Type :Iaido

26apr11:0013:00ABKF Referee Iaido Seminar11:00 - 13:00 Sporthal Tolhuis, Tolhuislaan 77, 9000 GentEvent Type :Iaido

may

09may08:0011:00ABKF Kendo National Team Training08:00 - 11:00 ULB - Building E2, Hall 2, 50, avenue franklin RooseveltEvent Type :Kendo

09may12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

17may09:0017:30ABKF BIC 2020 - Belgium Iaido Championships 2020With gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan09:00 - 17:30 Complexe Gaston Reiff, Rue Ernest Laurent 215, 1420 Braine L’AlleudEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

24may09:0013:00VKIJF Iaido / Jodo Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sporthal Tolhuis, Tolhuislaan 77, 9000 GentEvent Type :Iaido,Jodo

30may(may 30)09:0031(may 31)17:00Shōshikai Open seminarWith Furuichi Norio Sensei - 8th Dan Kyoshi09:00 - 17:00 (31) Event Type :Iaido

30may10:0012:00VKIJF Kendo Keiko10:00 - 12:00 Sportcentrum De Witte Molen, Azalealaan 29Event Type :Kendo

june

06jun08:0011:00ABKF Kendo National Team Training08:00 - 11:00 ULB - Building E2, Hall 2, 50, avenue franklin RooseveltEvent Type :Kendo

07jun09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

13jun12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

14jun09:0017:00BKR Dan Championships 2020 + Referee / Kakari-in seminar09:00 - 17:00 Event Type :Kendo

20jun10:0012:00VKIJF Kendo Keiko10:00 - 12:00 Sportcentrum De Witte Molen, Azalealaan 29Event Type :Kendo

28jun09:0013:00VKIJF Iaido / Jodo Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sporthal Tolhuis, Tolhuislaan 77, 9000 GentEvent Type :Iaido,Jodo

july

11jul12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

august

08aug12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

28aug(aug 28)20:0030(aug 30)16:00ABKF Iaido Summer Seminar 202020:00 - 16:00 (30) Centre Sportif Blocry, Place des Sports 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

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