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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

ABKF Winter Seminar 2011
Iaido Jodo Kendo

ABKF Winter Seminar 2011

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 how to get more from iaido than executing physical movements by Kobayashi, Hanshi 8th dan & Uehara sensei, Kyoshi 7th dan.

 

 

 

 

 

Kendo practitionners had a seminar which made it possible to feel the importance of “seme” and “timing”. Also Nihon Kendo Kata demonstration was shown by Tahara and Shinotsuka sensei, Hanshi 8th dan. And the traditional kendo competitions were held on the last day of the event for Ladies individual, Team of 3 players & the “open” individuals…

 

 

 

 

 

Results of the competitions:

Ladies:

1 STOLLARZ (FRA)
2 DE BACKER (FRA)
3 GREIF (SLO)
3 TEXIER (FRA)

Team:

1 CNK 1 (FRA)  
2 Kenseikan (BEL)  
3 BELGIUM 2 (BEL)  
3 CNK 3 (FRA)  

Open:

1 Haeke (Belgium)
2 Nakabayashi (France)
3 Takeuchi (France)
3 Montessinos (France)

 

Fighting Spirit prices were handed out to:

Pollet A. (Belgium) – Dutescu M. (Romania) – Van Laecken S. (Belgium) – Bensaid A. (Belgium

Special ANA-ticket to Japan went this year to:

Wesley Haeke (Belgium)

All Events Calendar

august

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

29aug09:0017:00ABKF Kendo Summer Godo KeikokaiWith Examination until 5th Dan09:00 - 17:00 Event Type :Kendo

30aug09:0017:00ABKF Iaido Summer Godo KeikokaiWith Examination from 1st Kyu to 4th Dan09:00 - 17:00 Centre Sportif Blocry, Place des Sports 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

september

12sep12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

13sep09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

20sep09:0013:00VKIJF Jodo - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

26sep(sep 26)00:0027(sep 27)23:48CANCELLED !!! EJC European Jodo Championships 202000:00 - 23:48 (27) Event Type :Jodo

october

10oct12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

18oct09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

25oct09:0013:00VKIJF Iaido - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

november

14nov12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

29nov09:0013:00VKIJF Jodo - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

december

12dec12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

january

09jan12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

24jan09:0013:00VKIJF Iaido - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

31jan09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

february

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

28feb09:0013:00VKIJF Jodo - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

march

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

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

28mar09:0013:00ABKF Iaido National Training + Referee Seminar09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

april

10apr12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

25apr09:0017:30ABKF BJC 2021 - Belgium Jodo Championships 2021+ EJC SelectionWith gradings from 1st Dan up to 3rd Dan09:00 - 17:30 Event Type :Jodo

may

08may12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

16may09:0017:30ABKF BIC 2021 - Belgium Iaido Championships 2021With gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan09:00 - 17:30 Event Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

30may09:0013:00ABKF Iaido National Training + EIC Selection09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

june

06jun09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

12jun12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

27jun09:0013:00VKIJF Jodo Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

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