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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 !

New Belgian “Renshi”
Kendo

New Belgian “Renshi”

Today, May 13th, we got the info from Zen Ken Ren that our friend and President of VKIJF, Christiaan Maes, was awarded the title of “Renshi”.  Congratulations, Chris!

EKC 2011
Kendo

EKC 2011

 

European Kendo Championships 2011

Our National Kendo Team at the European Kendo Championships in Gdynia (Poland).

Delegation:

  • Daniel Delepière – leader
  • Marc Namèche – manager
  • Serge Hendrickx & Chieko Yano – coach
  • Jean Claude Wolfs & Chris Maes – official EKF selected referees
  • Xavier Roubedou, Sara Van Laecken, Aaron Vande Mergel, Makoto Grosfils & Dries Vande Mergel – junior team members
  • Rachel Buysse, Arsenia Corcoba, Isha Van Alsenoy, Lisa Van Laecken & Maaike Steyaert – ladies team
  • Benoit Rose, Celest Vinck, Sean Van Laecken, Geert Van Dort, Peter D’Hont, Carrol Tange & Wesley Haeke – men team 

First day of the event, Junior team & individuals & Ladies team competitions.

Our Junior team came out of its pool as first country by winning from Russia & Czech Republic but lost at the 1/4 finals from Spain at the end of an extra match (ippon shobu). In the individual tournament, the situation was a little more difficult but all members did well. The result was finally a “Fighting Spirit” award for our “National” Sara.

Ladies team had to meet Hungary & Czech Republic. A draw against Hungary whom won against the Czech and a loss of our members against the Czech made the story of the Ladies team come to an end at this first day of the 24th EKC.

Saturday, May 7th, Men team matches’ day… Belgian team became first of his pool by winning from Latvia & Russia. In the league matches, won from Macedonia but at the end lost in 1/4 final from Switzerland. European champion this year is Hungary who beat Italy. At the end of the day, another “fighting spirit” for our team by Wesley Haeke.

Sunday, last day of the Championships… Ladies & Men individuals…

All Belgian participants did very well (more details later) but news of fthe day is… another “Fighting Spirit” award for the delegation. This time, Rachel Buysse got the price for the quality of her matches…

After the closing ceremony, a quick run to another gym for the Dan examinations… besides the “regular” 1st to 5th dan, we have 6 new 6th dan and 2 new 7th dan in Europe.

At the moment, we’re writing these words, the sayonara party just started…

All complete results at the official website.

Kendo Guide Publication
Kendo

Kendo Guide Publication

The All Japan Kendo Federation publised a new book about kendo. Its name is “The Official Guide For Kendo Instruction”. May we suggest you to buy a copy if you are interested in Kendo?

Solidarité – Solidariteit Japan
Federation

Solidarité – Solidariteit Japan

 Afin de venir en aide et soutenir la population japonaise face à la catastrophe qui la frappe, l’ABKF, met en place une collecte de dons. Ceux-ci seront remis à la Croix Rouge Japonaise.

Si vous souhaitez aider le Japon et notamment les pratiquants qui ont été pour certains très sévèrement touchés par la catastrophe à Sendai, vous pouvez adresser votre don à l’ABKF par virement bancaire en mentionnant  « ABKF. Solidarité Japon ».

 La collecte sera ouverte jusqu’au 30 avril 2011.

Teneinde hulp te verlenen aan de Japanse bevolking die te kampen heeft met de catastrofe die zich voordeed, organiseert ABKF een geldinzameling. Deze zal overhandigt worden aan het Japanse Rode Kruis.

Indien U Japan en, de beoefenaars in de region van Sendai die erg getroffen werden, wil helpen, kan U uw bijdrage richten per overschrijving tot ABKF. Vermeld hierbij “ABKF Solidariteit Japan”

De inzameling zal lopen tot 30 April 2011.

Belgian “Open” Kendo Championships
Kendo

Belgian “Open” Kendo Championships

March 27th was beside the annual Katsumata sensei’s seminar for Iaido also the moment for the Belgian “Open” Kendo Championships.  Three individual categories & one team tournament were held in Forest/Vorst.

At the end of the day, we had following results in each of the categories:

Ladies:

  1. Ans van Eupen (Kenseikan)
  2. Arsenia Corcoba (Meibukan)
  3. Isha Van Alsenoy (Kojika & Annick Pollet (Isshin Dotai)

Juniors:

  1. Makoto William Grosfils (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai)
  2. Aaron Vande Mergel (Kenseikan)
  3. Xavier Roubedou (Kojika) & Hugo Wolsolsobe (Yu-Hi)

Men:

  1. Yusuke Nakamura (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai)
  2. Carrol Tange (Meibukan)
  3. Rens van Eupen & Stef Vande Mergel (Kenseikan)

Team:

  1. Kojika “A”
  2. Wakakoma Kenshi Kai
  3. Meibukan & Seishinkan “A”

Fighting Sipirt prices:

  • Sanne Tambeur (Seishinkan)
  • Théodore Jacquart (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai)
  • Celest Vinck (Seishinkan)
  • Julien Waseige (Meibukan Liège)

All Events Calendar

march

09mar12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

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

24mar09:0013:00ABKF Iaido - OPEN Training and Referee seminar09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

april

13apr12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

14apr09:0018:00ABKF Belgium Kendo Dan Championships - BKC 2024Organized by BKR. Gradings from 1st Dan up to 5th Dan09:00 - 18:00 Hall Omnisports La Marlette ADEPSEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

14apr15:0018:00ABKF Kendo Examinations - BKC 2024Organized by BKR. Gradings from 1st Dan up to 5th Dan15:00 - 18:00 Hall Omnisports La Marlette ADEPSEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

21apr09:0013:00ABKF Jodo - OPEN Training and Selection EJC09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

may

11may12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

19may08:0018:00Kojika Spring Tournament - Gentkojika@abkf.be08:00 - 18:00 Event Type :Kendo

19may10:0018:00ABKF BIC - Belgian Iaido Championships 2024Organized by BKR. Gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan10:00 - 18:00 Centre Sportif Blocry, Place des Sports 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

26may09:0013:00ABKF Iaido- OPEN Training and Selection EIC09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

june

08jun12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

23jun09:0013:00ABKF - NATIONAL JODO CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TEAMS09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

29jun10:0018:00Futarigumi Trophy - Iaido Duo Taikai10:00 - 18:00 Event Type :Iaido

july

13jul12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

august

10aug12:0013:00BKR Kendo – Regional training12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

23aug(aug 23)18:0025(aug 25)18:00ABKF Iaido Summer Seminar 202418:00 - 18:00 (25) Centre Sportif Blocry, Place des Sports 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

30aug(aug 30)09:0031(aug 31)18:00ABKF Kendo Summer Seminar 2024Gradings from 1st Kyu up to 5th Dan09:00 - 18:00 (31) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo,Kendo Grading

september

01sep08:0018:00ABKF Kendo Team Championships - BKTC 202408:00 - 18:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

december

18dec(dec 18)09:0022(dec 22)18:00ABKF Winter Seminar 202409:00 - 18:00 (22) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo / Iaido / Jodo,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo Gradings

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