As usual, the dojo bbq will be held next June in Overijse at Dany’s place. Do not forget to announce your presence to our dojo manager, Ms Grosfils/Nakatani….
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!
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!
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…
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
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!
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!