Find below the program for the BKC 2022 this year in Braine L’Alleud.
Click this link to download the program: BKC-2022-Program
Please print your own copy and for your club members .There will be only printed copy’s available for the referee’s.
Last week the mail has been sent to all official ABKF Kendo dojos with the information for the Kendo Dan Championships. This was sent to the official ABKF email address of each dojo.
Any dojo that has not received the information, please contact the ABKF Secretary and President as soon as possible.
Examinations will be held right after the championships closing ceremony, the link with details and subscription form can be found here: https://www.abkfevents.be/events/abkf-kendo-examinations-13-march-2022/.
Registration form link: https://forms.gle/NfdzsdC465samU6t5
Please make note of the deadline, subscriptions are closing on the 4th of March.
Payments need to be done by the 5th of March at the latest.
Due to Friday’s “Codeco” of our government, it was necessary for ABKF to adapt again to the organization of its 2021 edition of the Winter Seminar.
Besides the fact of trying to keep the health of participants correct, we also try to maintain as much as possible the organization of the examinations in good circumstances for all.
Due to the nature of the practice of Iaido and Jodo, this hasn’t had any impact on the already decided modifications taken last week. Only the moment for the Jodo exams changed a little but if everyone (Jodo) is present at the sports center from the start of the seminar, no big issues are foreseen.
Candidates for any exam who haven’t paid their inscription fees at 12/12 will be removed from the lists. Be aware of that!
The biggest changes are for the kendo related part of the seminar:
Find the updated schedule here:
Additional information to all participants:
In case you would like to cancel your participation, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an email to the ABKF President, Secretary & Treasurer. We will refund your payment as long as the request arrives before 17/12/2021.
See you all in excellent health very soon!
The unprecedented period, in which “everything changed”, has continued to evolve. The Belgian government and its experts are asking us to limit our contacts and thus our social activities. We hoped to be able to organize the annual winter seminar under somewhat modified circumstances, without the presence of a Japanese delegation, but with peace of mind. We’re not there yet. To ensure maximum safety for all our members and their guests while providing access to visible progress; we are forced to shorten this year’s schedule.
Please find the updated schedule in the original post about the winter seminar:
The message from our president can be found here:
NL version: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Covid-related-info-Win-Sem-2021_NL.pdf
EN version: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Covid-related-info-Win-Sem-2021_EN.pdf
FR version: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Covid-related-info-Win-Sem-2021_FR.pdf
Dear ABKF members
Please find the following letter from our president, Serge Hendrickx, regarding the still ongoing pandemic.
Stay safe and be aware of the necessary precautions.
please find the message from the newly appointed FIK president, Yasuhiro Inagawa, on the following PDF:
!!!IMPORTANT UPDATE RELATED TO COVID!!! Due to the recent evolutions with the COVID-19 virus, the seminar scheduled has been changed. Please read the following message from our ABKF President S. Hendrickx thorouhly in one of the following attachments: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Covid-related-info-Win-Sem-2021_NL.pdf https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Covid-related-info-Win-Sem-2021_EN.pdf https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Covid-related-info-Win-Sem-2021_FR.pdf
With great pleasure, we announce the opening of the registrations to the ABKF Winter Seminar edition of 2021 from 17 December to 19 December 2021.
Please read the following rules carefully and fill in the form to participate in the seminar and examinations.
Link to the schedule:
Registration will close on 1st December 2021.
Link to the registration form: https://forms.gle/7ZTRJudPwtE7TV3N7
!!! Important Information!!!
Access to the seminar is only possible with a valid “Covid Safe Ticket” for +16 year’s old participants and remittance of the specific filled-in form (which you need to download and print) at your first visit:
Fill in this form carefully and ensure payment of the requested fees (seminar & application fees for exam(s)) to the ABKF account.
Payment onsite is discouraged, but we will have mobile payment (Bancontact mobile application) and payment by debit/credit card available.
For our foreign FIK & EKF-member friends:
Do not forget to ask permission to your National Federation. They will add you to the EKF database.
Do not forget as well to pay all requested fees (seminar & application fees for exam(s)) to the ABKF account.
If this isn’t done before December 1st 2021, your registration will be automatically rejected by our system.
Accommodations and meals are possible at the sports center but have to be arranged by yourself directly.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we will regrettably not organize any “Sayonara Party”. We invite you to enjoy a nice evening in one of the local restaurants or take to opportunity to visit Brussels City center easily reachable by public transport in less than 30 minutes.
On Saturday 18th September 2021 an ABKF kendo and Iaido Keiko and Examination day will be held in Bourgoyen, 9030 Mariakerke
To register to Keiko and/or Examination please fill in the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qBxXUmZ1qBks7qquTIvkeIBaOl3GJ8V5V-nLpTSmz5g
Registration will close the 4 September 2021.
The form details the complete Schedule of the day. It can also be found here: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Schedule-activities.pdf
!!! Due to the COVID security measures and restrictions please read it carefully and be on time the 18th. Very important also fill in the medical form and bring it with you a paper version:
Gradings Information & Prices: https://www.abkfevents.be/gradings-information
Today, Saturday July 3rd 2021, after more than a year, our National Kendo Team started their practice.
Not everyone is back yet but it gives a nice feeling to see happy faces working hard.
Since former coach and manager resigned, ABKF appointed new members for these tasks:
Peter D’Hont will from now on act as our NTK coach and Ismail Bozok will pick up the position of NKT manager.
From now on and as long as COVID 19 is active in our country, every person who wants to join any training has to fill-in in advance following pdf-document downloadable here:questionnaire-obligatoire-ABKF_nl
Gambatte, Dear Friends!
Met diepe droefheid moeten we helaas het overlijden van Albert Heirmanmeedelen. Na een strijd van 3 maanden is Albert op 74-jarige leeftijd helaas overleden aan het COVID-19 virus op woensdag 23 Juni 2021 . Naast jarenlang lid van de ABKF en leraar in het technisch comité van iaido, was Albert ook gekend als grondlegger van de Tenshokai dojo in Lembeke en leerling van de Yagyū Shinkage-ryū school.
De begrafenis zal plaatsvinden in intieme kring. Al onze gedachten zijn met de familie, naasten en vrienden in deze moeilijke periode.
Gedenk Albert mee in uw volgende keiko.
Indien u uw condoleances wilt brengen aan de familie, kan dat op volgende link: http://www.smet-uitvaart.eu/condoleance/a/view?id=1587
C’est avec une profonde tristesse que nous devons annoncer le décès d’Albert Heirman. Après une lutte de 3 mois contre le virus COVID-19, Albert est malheureusement décédé le mercredi 23 Juin 2021, à l’âge de 74 ans. En plus d’être membre de l’ABKF pendant de nombreuses années et étant enseignant au sein du comité technique du iaido, Albert était également connu comme le fondateur du dojo Tenshokai à Lembeke et un élève de l’école Yagyū Shinkage-ryū.
Les funérailles auront lieu en privé. Toutes nos pensées vont à la famille, aux proches et aux amis pendant cette période difficile.
Souvenez-vous d’Albert dans votre prochain keiko.
Si vous désirez présenter vos condoléances à la famille, vous pouvez le faire au lien suivant: http://www.smet-uitvaart.eu/condoleance/a/view?id=1587