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EKC 2022 Frankfurt – Important information
Federation

EKC 2022 Frankfurt – Important information

Dear kendoka

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!

ABKF IAIDO NATIONAL TRAINING + REFEREE SEMINAR
Federation

ABKF IAIDO NATIONAL TRAINING + REFEREE SEMINAR

Dear members

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.

BKC 2022 – Results
Federation

BKC 2022 – Results

Last weekend, the 13th of March 2022 the Belgian Kendo Championships for Dan grades were held in Braine l’Alleud. After having to postpone the championships for 2 years, we were finally able to continue our events and championships. Thanks to the dojo I Shin Den Shin and the BKR for the organization of this championship, the day was a success with nice kendo and happy kendoka.

Congratulations to all medalists!

Individuals Junior :

1st place :  Takeshi BOFFA (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai)
2nd place: Siep Van Heugten (Kojika)
3rd places: Mattia Spaepen (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai) & Sakura Haeke (Kojika)

Fighting Spirit: Miki Dargent (Meibukan Liège)

Individual Ladies:

1st place: Lisa Van Laecken (Kenseikan)
2nd place: Freija D’Hont (Kojika)
3rd places: Sara Van Laecken (Kenseikan) & Keyong-Seon Cha (Seishinkan)

Fighting Spirit: Patricia Lopes (Meibukan BXL) & Soumaya Boujraf (Butokukan)

Individual Men:

1st place: Kensaku Maemoto (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai)
2nd place: Kota Kurogi (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai)
3rd places: Sean Van Laecken (Kenseikan) & Yusuke Nakamura (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai)

Fighting Spirit: Manuel Aldania (Butokukan) & Jérémy Chevaux (Meibukan Liège)

Team tournament:

1st place: Wakakoma Kenshi Kai (2)
2nd place: Kenseikan
3rd places: I Shin Den Shin & Wakakoma Kenshi Kai (1)

Fighting Spirit: Fabrice Renneson (Kendo Club Charleroi)

Belgian Kendo Dan Championships & Examinations registrations are open!
Federation

Belgian Kendo Dan Championships & Examinations registrations are open!

Dear members

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.

Change in Winter Seminar 2021
Federation

Change in Winter Seminar 2021

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:

  • To avoid too large groups in training, we ask those who are not directly involved with any kendo exam to refrain to join the sports center. Of course, any junior attending the exam that day can be accompanied but in the limits set up by the government (2 persons). If any member is driving for other examination related member, he can join the practice since spectators are not allowed by the government.  
  • To allow a secured ventilation of the hall and avoid large rows, we have decided to split the exams in different sessions preceded by a training of +/- 1 hour to have a safe warming-up of all candidates. This training is free of charge. Those who already paid for the seminar will be refunded by bank once the weekend is over. Please read carefully the new schedule for Sunday and please avoid to arrive too early (kendo 4th & 5th candidates) or leave late (kendo ikkyu to 3rd dan candidates) the sport hall.

Kendo schedule:

  • ikkyu to 3rd dan candidates: training from 09h30 to 10h30 and exams starts at 11h15
  • 4th & 5th dan candidates: training from 13h00 to 14h00 and exams starts at 14h30

Find the updated schedule here:
https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ABKF_Seminar_Agenda_2021Winter_Updated_202112003.pdf

Additional information to all participants:

  • Face masks are mandatory when entering the sport center and during training. Only chirurgical or FFP2 masks will be accepted during practice. Chirurgical masks will be available at ABKF desk for free.
  • When wearing “men” in kendo, instead of a face mask, the use of a specific plastic “face shield” (minimum lower part) is the only option to avoid wearing the face mask. As soon as the “men” is taken off, the person is supposed to wear again its face mask.
  • Follow all instructions given by our staff members. In case of no respect, instructions are given to evacuate the “trouble makers”. Please make the job for everyone easy…
  • For Jury and staff members, ABKF will provide a FFP2 mask.

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! 

Update to the ABKF Winter Seminar 2021
Federation

Update to the ABKF Winter Seminar 2021

Dear friends

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:
https://www.abkfevents.be/abkf-winter-seminar-2021/

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

Federation Iaido Jodo Kendo

ABKF – Winter Seminar 2021

Dear friends

!!!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:
https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ABKF_Seminar_Agenda_2021Winter_Updated_202112003.pdf

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:
FR: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/abkf_questionnaire_medical.pdf
NL: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/abkf_medische_vragenlijst.pdf
EN: https://www.abkfevents.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/abkf_medical_questionnaire.pdf

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.

  • Link for accommodations at Sport Center: https://www.auberge3fontaines.be

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.

All Events Calendar

february

04feb09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

26feb09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

march

04mar09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

12mar09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

26mar09:0013:00ABKF Iaido Seminar + Referee Seminar09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

april

01apr09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

02apr09:0018:00ABKF Kendo Championships 2023 - DanABKF Belgian Kendo Championships for yudansha09:00 - 18:00 Sporthal De Kluize - Oosterzele, Sportstraat 5Event Type :Kendo

30apr09:0013:00ABKF National Jodo Training + EJC Selection09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

may

21may10:0018:00ABKF Iaido Championships 2023With gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan10:00 - 18:00 Sportpark Lakerveld - Houthalen, Guldensporenlaan 16/AEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

june

03jun09:0012:00ABKF Kendo National Team TrainingOpen from 3rd Dan09:00 - 12:00 ULB - Ixelles, Avenue Adeolphe Buyl 87A, 1000 IxellesEvent Type :Kendo

04jun09:0013:00ABKF Iaido Seminar + EIC Selection09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

11jun09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

25jun09:0013:00VKIJF regional training - Jodo09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

august

25aug(aug 25)09:0027(aug 27)17:00ABKF Iaido Summer Seminar 202309:00 - 17:00 (27) Centre Sportif Blocry, Place des Sports 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

30aug(aug 30)09:0031(aug 31)16:00ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar 2023ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar and Examinations until 5th dan09:00 - 16:00 (31) CET ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

december

15dec(dec 15)09:0017(dec 17)17:00ABKF Winter Seminar 202309:00 - 17:00 (17) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading,Jodo,Jodo Grading,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo Gradings

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