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A friend is missing

This week, we received a very sad news from The Netherlands. Our very first webmaster but also close friend, Rob van Acht, passed away. We would like to present to his wife and family our deepest condolences… Rest in peace Rob.

Federation Iaido Jodo Kendo

27th Winter Seminar Kendo, Iaido & Jodo

In December since 27 years in a row, ABKF organise its Winter event for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo. This year, almost 400 persons coming from 31 different countries showed up at (at least) one of the trainings organized from Tuesday to Sunday. During the weekend, also grading sessions took place where we welcomed around 130 candidates and we ended with the traditional Kendo competitions ( ladies, men individuals and the team of three). Specific for this tournament is the “Ippon Shobu” rule which asks for constant sharpness of attention if you want to win the tournament.

This year we had our sponsors “Ichigan” which offered nice tabi to the female winner but also “Rio Brewering Co” which offered nice set of beer to all winners and last but not least “All Nippon Airways” who made it possible to send our individual winners to Japan!

An extra was the fact that the female winner is officially invited by Mimasaka city (Japan) to join the 2018 edition of the “Otsu Cup” which takes place on October 14th, 2018 in Japan!

A large amount of pictures are easily available at social media such as Facebook.

Federation Kendo

ABKF Kendo Agenda 2018

Dear members please already note the following important 2018 ABKF Kendo events in your agenda.

07/01/2018 ABKF Kendo National training (Het Rooi)
04/03/2018 ABKF Kendo National training (Het Rooi)
08/04/2018 ABKF BKC – Belgian Kendo Championships 2018 (Ixelles)
05-06/05/2018 Kojika Kendo Championships 2018 (Ghent)
06/05/2018 BKR Championships 2018 (Ixelles)
21->28/08/2018 ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar (Auderghem)
11->16/12/2018 ABKF Winter Seminar (Auderghem)

For more information & other dates (BKR/VKIJF Regional Training) check the full 2018 Agenda

Happy new year 2018 🙂

Federation Iaido

ABKF Iaido Agenda 2018

Dear members please already note the following important 2018 ABKF Iaido events in your agenda.

07/01/2018 ABKF Iaido National training – Open to all (Ternat)
25/03/2018 ABKF Iaido Seminar – Open to all with gradings up to 4th Dan (Ardooie)
15/04/2018 ABKF Iaido Referee seminar (To be confirmed)
13/05/2018 ABKF BKC – Belgium Iaido Championships (Rebecq)
8-9-10/06/2018 ABKF/EKF Iaido seminar with ZNKR Delegation and gradings up to 7th Dan (Bruges)
17-18-19/08/2018 ABKF Iaido Summer Seminar (Louvain-La-Neuve)
11->16/12/2018 ABKF Winter Seminar (Auderghem)

Please also note Furuichi Sensei seminar the 19-20/05/2018

For more information & other dates (BKR/VKIJF Regional Training) check the full 2018 Agenda

Happy new year 2018 🙂

Federation Iaido

EIC 2017 – European Iaido Championships Torino

The 24th European Iaido Championships 2017 was this year organized in Torino, Italy and listed more than 212 competitors. The Belgian team did great in the individual taikai and won 5 medals with Habets Arno 1st dan Bronze, Vermeulen Karen 2nd dan Bronze, Vervack Valentin 4th dan Bronze, Kanto Yuki 6th dan Bronze and Simonini Michael 6th dan Silver.

On sunday the Belgian team composed of Pauwelyn Nicolas, Vervack Valentin, Daan Heungens and Kim Croes did a wonderful job by winning the Gold medal.

Congratulations to all.

Full championships results here

Federation Iaido Jodo Kendo

Japanese delegation for 2017 Winter Seminar

The definitive delegation from Japan for our annual Winter Seminar is knew from now. This delegation has been reinforced, for the Jodo-part, by European Jodo Kyoshi 8th dan René Van Amersfoort and are assisted by a huge number of 7th dan coming from Italy, The Netherlands, France and Belgium.

For those who would like to know more in detail about the Japanese delegation, please find here additional info:

LIST 2017

Federation Kendo

16th Otsu Cup – Miyamoto Musashi Women’s Kendo Tournament

Following the visit of Mimasaka city’s Mayor and Kendo Hanshi Tahara sensei last December 2016 during the Winter Seminar 2016, our NT Ladies were invited to join the 16th edition of the Otsu Cup.

Two of them, Lisa Van Laecken & Freija D’Hont, together with our President Dany Delepière and the European Tour leader Yoshinobu Kurogi joined the event.

As a part of the 17 people large selection of European Kendo Ladies, they will take part in a unique Women Kendo Tournament which will see 640 ladies in 194 teams competing.

Gambatte!!

Federation

Jean Pierre Raick – Rest in Peace

Today, we received a very sad news from Lille. Jean Pierre Raick, Kendo & Iaido Kyoshi 7th dan and EKF Technical Director, passed away.

We all know what he did for our disciplines during the past years. We all know that in the last months he was fighting a battle impossible to win.

Our thoughts go to his Family and Dojo members in Lille. We would like to express our deepest condolences.

Sayonara Jean Pierre…

Federation Jodo

EKF – European Jodo Championships 2017 – Belgian results

 

 

 

 

 

 

As well as last year the Belgian delegation has gained beautiful results.

Team Competition:

Bronze (Gold: Sweden ; Silver: Germany ; Bronze: Slovakia)

Individual competition :

Shodan division : VAES Nicolas : Silver

Sandan division : VERMEULEN Karen : Bronze

Yondan division : DE BLOCK Marjan : Gold

Gradings :

Van den Broeck Albert : nanadan
Vlad Liviu : godan
Vermeulen Karen : yondan
Vaes Nicolas : nidan
Heungens Daan : shodan

Arthur Degand
Team Manager

Federation Jodo

New 7th dan in Belgium…

Our dear Albert Van denBroeck succeeded in 7th dan Jodo examination today at the end of the European Jodo Championships. All our congratulations for this achievement !

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All Events Calendar

november

03nov08:0011:00ABKF National Team Training Kendo (open for all)08:00 - 11:00 ULB Bâtiment E1 - Salle 2Event Type :Kendo

10nov12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional Training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

11nov09:0017:30BKKC 201809:00 - 17:30 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

18nov09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

december

01dec08:0011:00ABKF National Team Training Kendo08:00 - 11:00 ULB Bâtiment E1 - Salle 2Event Type :Kendo

08dec12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional Training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

11dec(dec 11)09:0016(dec 16)17:00ABKF Winter Seminar 2018With gradings from 1st Dan up to 5th Dan09:00 - 17:00 (16) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo / Iaido / Jodo,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo Gradings

january

05jan08:0011:00ABKF National Team Training Kendo08:00 - 11:00 ULB Bâtiment E1 - Salle 2Event Type :Kendo

20jan09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

february

02feb08:0011:00ABKF National Team Training Kendo08:00 - 11:00 ULB Bâtiment E1 - Salle 2Event Type :Kendo

march

02mar08:0011:00ABKF National Team Training Kendo08:00 - 11:00 ULB Bâtiment E1 - Salle 2Event Type :Kendo

17mar09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

31mar09:0019:00ABKF Belgian Kendo Championships 201909:00 - 19:00 Sporthal Wolfput, Wolfputstraat 92 Event Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

april

06apr08:0011:00ABKF National Team Training Kendo08:00 - 11:00 ULB Bâtiment E1 - Salle 2Event Type :Kendo

may

04may08:0011:00ABKF National Team Training Kendo08:00 - 11:00 ULB Bâtiment E1 - Salle 2Event Type :Kendo

26may09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

june

01jun08:0011:00ABKF National Team Training Kendo08:00 - 11:00 ULB Bâtiment E1 - Salle 2Event Type :Kendo

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