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European Kendo Championships 2017 -Budapest

This year, the European Kendo Championships took place in Budapest, Hungary. The All Belgium Kendo Federation joined the event and four members of our dojo were members of the Belgian delegation; the delegation leader Dany, a referee Serge and two players, Kensaku and Makoto.

We are happy to announce that Kensaku reached the semifinals in the individual men category. Less result than last year when he won the tournament, but still an excellent performance!

 

25th Kojika Spring Tournament

For this anniversary event, local Ghent dojo, Kojika organized a very big event with juniors coming from allover Europe. 28 of our members took part and several of them got a medal.

Technic category (without bogu) 5 – 9 years:

1st : Akira    3rd : Laura, Francesca      Fighting spirit: Dan

Thanks a lot for your commitment, players, referees, organizers & supporters. You did a real nice job!

Belgian Kendo “Dan” Championships 2017

For the second time in its history, our dojo became Belgian Champion in team category. Also Thomas became 3rd in the individuals “Men” and Kota got fighting Spirit award in the “Junior” category.

At the end of the day, Mika was awarded for shodan in Kendo after the examinations which were organized at the end of the day.

Thanks a lot to everybody which makes these results possible: players, referees, supporters and of course all dojo members because of our regular trainings, nothing would be possible…

Düsseldorf Tournament 2016

This year, our dojo had some very nnice results during the annual Dûsseldorf tournament held each November:

★ Individual tournament

with bogu (6 – 9 yrs)      3rd place : Simon, Haruki

with bogu  (14 – 18 yrs)  2nd place : Thomas

★ Team tournament

3 persons Junior   1st place : Mix team – Ayaka (senpo)
3rd place : Wakakoma 3 – Sae, Kaori and Miyako

3 persons Youth   1st place : Mix team  – Constantin (senpo)

5 persons              3rd place : Wakakoma – Mattia, Shunya, Toshiro, Kota and Thomas

2016 Wakakoma BBQ

Last Sunday, June 26th, we had once again our annual BBQ in Genval at the home of Dany. Despite the changing weather, around 85 people could enjoy this returning activity. Dojo will close soon for a few weeks but let’s continue training ourselves by suburi and visiting seminars and other dojo…

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19th Frankfurter Tengu Cup

Several of our members took part in the annual kendo tournament organized by the German Kendo club Katana in Frankfurt on the 18th and 19th of June. Our member Jun NISHIKUBO was able to reach and win the final match in the individual competition… Congratulations!

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24th Kojika Spring Tournament

On Saturday, April 30th, our dojo took part in the 24th edition of the tournament organized by Kojika in Ghent. This year, 151 kids and juniors coming over from 9 different countries joined the event.

Our participants did very well and some of them even got a medal in their category. All showed their best kendo and found some new tips to work on to improve their knowledge.

Thanks a lot to the parents, manager and referees for helping and supporting the juniors! Without you all this is impossible!

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European Kendo Championships 2016

From March 31st to April 3rd, the EKF organized its annual European Kendo Championships. This year, the hosting country was Macedonia in their capital Skopje.

Several of our dojo members took part in different divisions and … Belgium won the individual men competition!

Our member, Kensaku Maemoto, was the strongest player at the final day of the tournament. Big congratulations to him but also to all the delegation members (including supporters!).

Another good reason to keep on practising strongly at every training!

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