The 2022 ABKF Winter seminar Kendo, Iaido & Jodo will be held in Brussels from the 16th to 18th December 2022.
The invitation to the ABKF Kendo Kyu Championships has been sent to all official ABKF Kendo dojos with the necessary information.
Any dojo that has not received the information, please contact the ABKF Secretary and President as soon as possible.
Please note that we are still looking for referees and motodachi to help out on this day. Please register your referees and motodachi on the official form as received by the dojo leaders/managers.
Examinations for 1st kyu and 1st dan will be held right after the championships closing ceremony, the application for these examinations is done through the official BKKC form received by the dojo leaders/managers.
Please make note of the deadline, subscriptions are closing on the 24th of October.
Payments need to be done by the 24th of October at the latest.
Detailed schedule: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Booklet.pdf
the ABKF Summer Seminar & Examinations registrations are now open.
Both iaido and kendo seminars will take place at the same dates but at different locations!
Please keep note of this when registering.
Details and registration can be found here:
After a long break due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the European Kendo
Federation was again in capacity to organise for Kendo and Iaido the
high-level grade examinations.
For Kendo, the examinations gathered 86 candidates for 6th dan and 39
candidates for 7th dan on the next day of the EKC in Frankfurt. Our
federation was happy to see the results for its members by welcoming
three successful candidates:
– Koenraad FRANCOIS (Seishinkan) – 6th dan
– Simone FORESI (Yu-Hi) – 6th dan
– Kensaku MAEMOTO (Wakakoma Kenshikai) – 6th dan
And for Iaido, only two weeks later in Budapest, a high-level seminar
followed by examinations gathered 30 candidates for 6th dan and 15
candidates for 7th dan examination. Here as well our federation may
welcome four successful candidates:
– Luc DEFRAEYE (Koomyoo Kai) – 7th dan
– Guy LONCELLE (Butokukan) – 6th dan
– Liviu VLAD (Agehacho) – 6th dan
– Nicolas VAES (Tsuru Kai) – 6th dan
Congratulations to all of you for this wonderful achievement!
31st EKC Frankfurt (Germany)
After a long time of not doing kendo because of Covid 19, we finally had
again a European Kendo Championship in Frankfurt.
As the new coach of the Belgium team, together with our new manager
Ismail Bozok, we can say that this year was more then a great success.
Our first goal was to get a team back to the dojo. A team that would be
ready for this EKC, but also for the future. I wanted to get a team that
could work together as one team. This goal was reached by the help of
many people coming to the team training. I’m really happy with the
effort they did for that.
From then on we could really prepare for the EKC in Frankfurt. With a
mixed team of experienced members and new members, we went to the event
with a really nice vibe and full of energy. For us, manager and coach,
it was a big challenge since it was our first time doing this. But i can
say we managed well. Because the team did really great!
The juniors fought strong as a team and individual. They where really
nervous but fought really hard. As a reward we got a fighting spirit
for Takeshi Boffa.
For the ladies team, they had very strong opponents and couldn’t get out
of the pool.
But they took there revenge on the individuals! Not only do we have a
third place for Lisa Van Laecken, but Freija D’hont is the EUROPEAN
For the men, they fought really hard and got in to the quarter finals,
where they lost against the strong team of Poland. But again they also
got there revenge the next day at the individuals and fought very
strong. For that we got the third place for Kensaku Maemoto!
Again as a coach i am really proud of the team for there effort and
results. It was not an easy job, but a job i really liked. I started to
train with the team when i was twelve years old, became a fighter for
the team and now to be coach is a great experience. But this adventure
doesn’t stop here. I’ve learned many things during this EKC, where we
need to improve to become even stronger and better kendoka. We can only
do this with the support of others.
Looking forward to the next one!
The 23rd Belgian Iaido Championships 2022 took place this Sunday 22 May 2022 in Louvain-la-Neuve. Congratulations to all the competitors and thank you for the great job of the referees and the organizing committee.
Here are the competition results:
- DEMUYNCK Axel
- ARNOULD Michel
- TUYPES Jurgen
FS. PERMENTIER Luc
- WILLE Kevin
- ANSEEUW Sander
- DESSERS Stephane
FS. DEVIS Veronique
- MAES Nicolas
- NGUYEN Phuc-Phang
- LE Tuan
FS. VANDERSTRAETEN Alain
- BASU Pramit
- BOUSRAF Maya
- PIRARD Florian
FS. PIRARD Florian
- HEUNGENS Daan
- CROES Kim
- FOULON Xavier
FS. FOULON Xavier
- VERVACK Valentin
- PAUWELYN Nicolas
- VAES Nicolas
FS. WITTOECK Paul
The subscriptions for the Belgian Iaido Championships on 22nd of May 2022 are closing soon! Deadline is 08/05/2022 (end of this week!).
Event info: https://www.abkfevents.be/seminars-events/bic/
The invitation email was sent to the official ABKF email of every dojo, please inform firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received this invite!
Examinations will be held on this day from 1st Kyu up until 4th Dan, same deadline for examination subscriptions: 08/05/2022! More info on examinations: https://www.abkfevents.be/events/abkf-iaido-examinations-bic-2022/
Examinations subscription: https://forms.gle/LyNCXeJiGcsHeMQe6
Please find the following information, shared by EKF, in regards to the upcoming EKC in Frankfurt:
in addition to the traditional little blue book, the Provisional Shiai and Shinpan Rules will be strictly applied.
As a reminder, the link to the video is: https://youtu.be/vh16yyWhzXY
Please watch it carefully again so that you will be comfortable with it and then you can still participate with the aim of the best ippon.
I wish you all the best with your EKC preparation and first please take care and stay safe!
please be aware that this Sunday we have the national training and the referee seminar. The national training is not a national team training, but an open keiko for all iaido practitioners.
The referee seminar is mandatory to be selected as a referee for the Belgian Iaido Championships.
We also need iaidoka to help at this referee seminar for the shiai geiko.