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New kendo 6th and 7th dan in Belgium!
Federation

New kendo 6th and 7th dan in Belgium!

Congratulations to Peter D’hont and Yusuke Nakamura on their achievements in Kendo! We are proud to announce that Yusuke Nakamura has earned his 6th Dan and Peter D’hont has earned his 7th Dan after a successful exam following the EKF Referee Seminar, held on February 5th in Brussels.

Congratulations, Nakamura and Peter, on this well-deserved recognition of your skills and achievements.

Peter D’hont
Yusuke Nakamura
BKKC 2022 – Results
Federation Kendo

BKKC 2022 – Results

The results of the BKKC 2022 at Braine-l’-Alleud can be found here : Results

ABKF wishes to thank all participants, the organisation, shinpan, the clubs and supporters for their participation.

Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships & Examinations registrations are open!
Federation

Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships & Examinations registrations are open!

Dear members

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

New Kendo Rokudan in Belgium!
Federation

New Kendo Rokudan in Belgium!

Last weekend EKF organized high-level examinations in Montpellier, France. In total 83 kenshi participated to the examinations, 49 for rokudan and 34 for nanadan.

Our federation is happy to announce we have a new rokudan in kendo.
Congratulations to Lisa Van Laecken – Koga!

EKF organises examinations for 6th & 7th dan Kendo and Iaido – Frankfurt (Deu) & Budapest (Hun)
EKF Iaido Kendo

EKF organises examinations for 6th & 7th dan Kendo and Iaido – Frankfurt (Deu) & Budapest (Hun)

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!

EKF Federation Kendo

31st EKC Frankfurt (Germany)

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
CHAMPION!!!!

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!

Peter D’hont

Federation

BIC 2022 Results

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:

MUDAN

  1. DEMUYNCK Axel
  2. ARNOULD Michel
  3. TUYPES Jurgen
    SAVALLO Laetitia

    FS. PERMENTIER Luc

SHODAN

  1. WILLE Kevin
  2. ANSEEUW Sander
  3. DESSERS Stephane
    DEVIS Veronique

FS. DEVIS Veronique

NIDAN

  1. MAES Nicolas
  2. NGUYEN Phuc-Phang
  3. LE Tuan
    BAKOURA Effi

FS. VANDERSTRAETEN Alain

SANDAN

  1. BASU Pramit
  2. BOUSRAF Maya
  3. PIRARD Florian
    BROGGI Jacques

FS. PIRARD Florian

YONDAN

  1. HEUNGENS Daan
  2. CROES Kim
  3. FOULON Xavier
    BATAILLE Dimitri

FS. FOULON Xavier

GODAN

  1. VERVACK Valentin
  2. PAUWELYN Nicolas
  3. VAES Nicolas
    VLAD Liviu

FS. WITTOECK Paul

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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