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ABKF Kendo “Kyu” Seminar 2011
Kendo

ABKF Kendo “Kyu” Seminar 2011

On a sunny saturday, the ABKF Technical Committee gave the “kyu” members of all Belgian dojo “rendez-vous”  in Ghent for the annual (free) seminar. The weatherforecast, this time, did very well predictions which made many of our beginners doing other things than Kendo.

 About 60 persons enjoyed the seminar and had an introduction to the new “Bokutoh Training” which our delegates to the annual “Kitamoto” (J) seminar were drilled in. Maybe in the next future this part will become a part of examination, so be aware of this training method.

At the end of the practise several persons were granted ikkyu before joining the free practise with the members of our National Kendo Team which organized their BBQ afterwards in a location close to the hall… This group prepares actively the selection for the team which will represent Belgium at the next World Kendo Championships and try to find solutions to sponsor their participation in this hugh event.

If any of you,readers, have ideas… contact the members of this group!

European Jodo Championships 2011
Jodo

European Jodo Championships 2011

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!

ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar 2011
Kendo

ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar 2011

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.

ABKF Iaido Summer Seminar 2011
Federation Iaido

ABKF Iaido Summer Seminar 2011

10th Anniversary Edition
The 10th Edition of the ABKF Koryu Seminar was held the 26-27-28 august 2011. The seminar was organised as part of the ABKF Summer Seminar 2011 and was located in Louvain La Neuve. It was a success thanks to our faithful Japanese sensei delegation composed of Oda K. 8th Dan Hanshi – Katsumata K. 8th Dan Kyoshi – Furuichi N. 8th Dan Kyoshi – Tsuchiya H. 7th Dan Kyoshi and the help of the koryu seminar staff.

ABKF Koryu Seminar 2011

During those 10 years many other sensei honoured us with their teachings and the ABKF wanted to celebrate this anniversary by giving a present to all the participants, a small magnet replica of the Hokusai Katsushika Ukiyo-e Gaifū kaisei (凱風快晴) accompanied with the list of all the great sensei who teached us: Kishimoto Chihiro, Oda Katsuo, Hattori Yoshihiro, Hattori Hizu, Miyata Tadayuki, Aoki Eiji, Kuno Michio, Katsumata Kenichi, Furuichi Norio, Harada Hideo, Yoda Fumiko, Nagayama Kuniaki, Tsushiya Hisao, Kamoshita S., Takeda N., Shooji Toyoko. Thank you senseis.

This year’s edition gathered more than one hundred participants including Belgians but also many friends from other countries such as Greece, Italy, Germany, France, Hungary and Russia. Our first training was dedicated to ZKR Iai practice dividing participants into 3 groups: mudan-shodan, nidan-sandan and yondan-godan. The participants were then (saturday and sunday) divided into 5 groups: Muso shinden Ryu, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, Tamiya Ryu, ZKR Iai for mudan/shodan and Examination group.

The 10th edition anniversary was also the opportunity to organize a special event. An embu taikai with modified rules: 3 participants per match, 4 judges with one additional blue flag, the 4th judge only deciding in equality cases. For participants under nidan 3x free zkr iai kata were requested and for nidan and up 3x free Koryu. Embu taikai was fun and judgment was mainly focusing on the depth of practice, kigurai and fukaku of the competitors.

This year’s edition was a success and the Japanese sensei were very happy to see all participants making year after year efforts to improve their Iaido level and we hope to see you all next year for the 11th ABKF Iaido Koryu seminar.

Kitamoto Seminar 2011
Kendo

Kitamoto Seminar 2011

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!

New regulation for Shodan shinsa (FIK)
Federation Iaido Jodo Kendo

New regulation for Shodan shinsa (FIK)

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.

Kitamoto 2011
Kendo

Kitamoto 2011

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 !

All Events Calendar

april

25apr09:0017:30CANCELLED !!! ABKF 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 Regional Training - KendoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

16may09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

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

30may09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Iaido09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

june

06jun09:0014:00BKR Regional training - Iaido09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

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

27jun09:0013:00VKIJF Regional Training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

july

10jul12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

august

14aug12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

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