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50th Anniversary of ABKF

Reserve the date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 3 PM – 8 PM

Location: Palais des Académies
Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Celebration of 50 years Kendo, Iaido, Jodo, Tan & Jukendo in Belgium for ABKF members & Friends.

We propose two conferences to our guests:

‘The Japanese sword during the ancient, medieval and modern Japan”
by Sergio BOFFA, Ph D, Curator in Chief at Nivelles Museum
“Does the practice of the Japanese sword makes us becoming Samurai?”
by Baudouin DECHARNEUX, Ph D, Professor at ULB

Followed by a graduation ceremony to outstanding people who have served our Federation during the past 50 years and “Shogo menjo” to several 6th and 7th dan members.

An informal reception with all attendees, invited Japanese teachers and local representatives will close the event.

Participation fees
Free for VIP. ABKF-members: 5,00€, Friends (non-ABKF): 25.00€

Keiko for Kendo, Iaido &/or Jodo during the celebration period

Kendo:
Thu 04/04: Auderghem (ARA) 19.00 to 21.00
Fri 05/04: Auderghem (ADEPS) 11.00 to 12.00
Sat 06/04: Auderghem (ADEPS) 09.00 to 11.00
Sun 07/04: Ixelles (VUB) 10.00 to 12.00

Iaido:
Sun 07/04: Anderlecht (Erasme) 13.00 to 17.00
Tue 09/04: BYK Uccle 20.30 to 22.30

Jodo:
Sat 06/04: Auderghem (ADEPS) 09.00 to 11.00

All with the presence of invited teachers from Japan and high-level members of the federation and free of charge…

All information will also be posted on the Facebook event page

Federation Kendo

A new 7th Dan Kendo in Belgium!

Great news for ABKF and Tanaka sensei (Yu-Hi dojo) last sunday! After a full weekend of translation for the EKF Referee seminar in Brussels, under the guidance of ZNKR delegation including Eiga sensei, he managed to keep enough energy to present and successfully pass the 7th dan grading in Kendo…! Congratulations Robin Tanaka sensei for this nice achievement!

Federation

Jacques Dupont (1935-2019)

This morning, we received the very sad news of the loss of one of the founders of our Federation. Mr Jacques Dupont passed away at the age of 83.

He was one of the founders of our group but also the first EKF General Secretary. His contribution to Kendo in Europe was unanimously recognized.

We have lost a great man, some of us have lost a friend. Our profound condolences go to his wife and family…

RIP.

Federation Kendo

BKKC 2018

This Sunday November 11th 2018, Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships in ADEPS Auderghem …

Booklet is available here: BKKC 2018

Federation Iaido

25th EIC 2018 Zawiercie – Poland

Belgian Iaido team report – EIC 218 in Zawiercie, Poland.

WOW !!! That is the first reaction after this 25 th European Iaido Championship last weekend . Although I already attended in earlier championships as referee, this year I was really ‘on the competitors side’ as Belgian Team manager to see (& love) it all.

This year’s Belgian referees were Patrik Demuynck and Luc Defraeye.

After a long travel, from Brussels via Frankfurt to Katowice airport, we arrived on Thursday evening at Zawiercie. Luckily, we had made bus reservation, so no worries to find transportation. The hotel was great and we started our stay with a lot of fun in the hotel’s spa and swimming pool. Everyone experienced this Thursday pool evening in his own way …

Friday was a full day seminar. ZKR Iai demonstration supervised by Mitani sensei.
Explanations were provided by Kusama sensei and kata were performed by Nakamura sensei. In the afternoon, more than 300 participants were divided in three halls to practice the points highlighted by the sensei during the morning session.

Saturday was the first day of the championship, individual taikai in seven categories, from mudan to rokudan. Not easy to follow on four shiaijo. The coach, Liviu, went from one place to another noting every score in every category …
In mudan category, Basu Pramit(Kenhachi) won the 3d place, bronze medal. In nidan and sandan, the level was higher than ever and Belgium members were stopped before the finals, but in yondan category Valentin Vervack(Kendo Iaido Gent) won the 1st place, gold medal.
And in the highest category, rokudan, Yuki Kanto(Brussels Yaegaki-kai) won 3d place,bronze medal, and Michael Simonini(Brussels Yaegaki-kai)
won 2 nd place, silver medal. Four medals won on day one !!!

Sunday was team taikai and the Belgian team members were Karen Vermeulen (Kendo Iaido Gent), Kim Croes (Kenhachi), Valentin Vervack (Kendo Iaido Gent) and Daan Heungens (Kendo Iaido Gent). Leaded by a strong coach, Liviu Vlad, who strategically positioned the members on the 3 places. They got out as firs of their pool against Greece and France, won against Italy, fought victoriously in half final against the Netherlands to win finally against Finland. Fantastic performance from a great team !!
So four gold medals on the second day !!!

And last but not least, four Belgian members presented and passed their gradings: Kim Croes(Kenhachi) became yondan, Karen Vermeulen(Kendo Iaido Gent) became sandan, Pramit Basu(Kenhachi) and Soumaya Boujraf(Butokukan) became shodan.

Congratulations to all !!!

Thank you all, Belgian members, for great performances, good friendship, and a fantastic weekend.
It made me very proud to be part of this team.

Your Iaido Team manager, Freddy Carlier.

Federation

BKR Iaido – Regional training 2018/2019

Dear members please already note in your agenda the following Iaido BKR Keiko for the 2018/2019.

30 September 2018 – 9:00=>11:00 & 12:00=>14:00
18 November 2018 – 9:00=>11:00 & 12:00=>14:00
20 January 2019 – 9:00=>11:00 & 12:00=>14:00
17 March 2019 – 9:00=>11:00 & 12:00=>14:00
26 May 2019 – 9:00=>11:00 & 12:00=>14:00

Sportshall G2 – At Adeps Audgerghem
Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem

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

EKF Federation Iaido

ABKF/EKF International Iaido Seminar Bruges 2018

The 8-9-10 June 2018 the International Iaido seminar took place in Bruges, Belgium. It was organized by the ABKF with the help of the EKF (European Kendo Federation).

Under the guidance of the Japanese delegation sent by the ZNKR, we had a two days seminar and
gradings on Sunday afternoon. The Japanese delegation consisted of Kamikokuryo Shuichi 8th dan Hanshi, Oda Nobuaki 8th dan Kyoshi and Mikawa Noriaki 8th dan Kyoshi and they were assisted by European 7th dan sensei.

Some 140 people took part in the seminar. This posed no problem for the Sports complex were we
had ample space so everyone could train safely.

As there was the opportunity to grade until 7th dan a lot of candidates took their chance on the exam
unfortunately only 3 out of 32 people passed for 6th dan and none out of 8 passed for 7th dan.

But in the end because of the great job of the organizing committee there were a lot of happy faces,
a lot was learned, friends were reunited and beers were drunk.

Thanks a lot to all that made this possible, and see you soon.
Luc Defraye

Federation Iaido

BIC 2018 – Results

The 21th Belgian Iaido Championships 2018 took place this Sunday 13 May 2018 in Rebecq. Belgian Iaido level is improving every year and we were rewarded with thrilling matches and finals. Congratulations to all the competitors and thank you for the great job of referees and the organizing Dojos of the SSKB.

Here are the competition results:

MUDAN
1. Basi Pramit (Kenhachi)
2. Van Den Branden Myrthe (Raito)
3. Boujraf Soumaya (Butokukan)
3. Roosekrans John (Segawa)
FS. Sanchez Lucia (Butokukan)
SHODAN
1. Render Merlijn (Shinbukan)
2. De Baets Gret (Tenshokai)
3. Cogneau Luc (Sakura Ternat)
3. Linssen Jimmy (Shinbukan)
FS. Cordier Laetitia (Butokukan)
NIDAN
1. Peynsart Yoshi (KIG)
2. Vermeulen Karen (KIG)
3. Maes Nicolas (BYK)
3. Pirard Florian (Sakura Ternat)
FS. Kersleers Kevin (Sakura Ternat)
SANDAN
1. Heungens Daan (KIG)
2. Croes Kim (Kenhachi)
3. Damoiseau David (BYK)
3. Van Gilsem Gregory (BYK)
FS. Lesire Philippe (Shidokan)
YONDAN
1. Vervack Valentin (KIG)
2. Pauwelyn Nicolas (Tenshokai)
3. Geilenkirchen Ton (Agehacho)
3.
FS. Vervack Valentin (KIG)
GODAN
1. Van Den Bussche Jonathan (Agehacho)
2. Vlad Liviu (Agehacho)
3. Vaes Nicolas (Mushinkan)
3. Brun Eric (BYK)
FS. Yano Chieko (KIG)

Let’s all practice together and improve our Iaido level together. Thank you all again and see you next year for the 22nd edition 🙂

Belgian Iaido Championships 2018
ABKF Iaido TC

All Events Calendar

november

14nov12:0013:00CANCELLED !!! BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

29nov09:0013:00VKIJF Jodo - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

december

12dec12:0013:00CANCELLED !!! BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

18dec(dec 18)08:0020(dec 20)17:00CANCELLED !!! ABKF Winter Seminar 202008:00 - 17:00 (20) ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo / Iaido / Jodo,Kendo / Iaido / Jodo Gradings

january

09jan12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

24jan09:0013:00VKIJF Iaido - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

31jan09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

february

13feb12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

28feb09:0013:00VKIJF Jodo - Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

march

13mar12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

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

28mar09:0013:00ABKF Iaido National Training + Referee Seminar09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

april

10apr12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

25apr09:0017:30ABKF BJC 2021 - Belgium Jodo Championships 2021+ EJC SelectionWith gradings from 1st Dan up to 3rd Dan09:00 - 17:30 Event Type :Jodo

may

08may12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

16may09:0017:30ABKF BIC 2021 - Belgium Iaido Championships 2021With gradings from 1st Dan up to 4th Dan09:00 - 17:30 Event Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

30may09:0013:00ABKF Iaido National Training + EIC Selection09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido

june

06jun09:0014:00BKR Iaido – Regional training09:00 - 14:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Iaido,Iaido Grading

12jun12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

27jun09:0013:00VKIJF Jodo Regional Training09:00 - 13:00 Sportcenter Horizon, Ternat, Bodegemstraat 12, 1740 Ternat, BelgiumEvent Type :Jodo

july

10jul12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

august

14aug12:0013:00BKR Kendo KeikoOpen from 2nd Dan12:00 - 13:00 ADEPS - Auderghem, Chaussée de Wavre 2057, 1160 Auderghem, BelgiumEvent Type :Kendo

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