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
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!
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!
Dear members, following the events in Brussels today, we took the decision to cancel tomorrow’s training (March 23rd). Thanks for your understanding!
On Sunday, March 13th, our federation organized their annual championships for Dan-holders. Three individual categories and a team competition took place in Ixelles.
Our dojo results are brillant:
-Individual “Men” Champion: Jun Nishikubo
-Individual “Junior” vice-champion: Thomas Takagi
– Fighting Spirit awards: Terue Matsui & Yo Kitashima
A big “Thanks You” to all participants for your commitment! Pictures will be published when those who made any send them in…
After our last post, we have also some good news…!
Our member Kensaku got married last January and yesterday we had a small celebration party for this. We wish all the best to Ai & Kensaku !!!
Next week, Belgian Kendo Championships in Ixelles, another celebration possibility… What do you think?
Last week, one of our former members, Frank Bunton deceaded. All our thoughts go to his family. May he rest in peace…
This sunday, our dojo can proudly announce that we have three of our members who were able to succeed for their grading at the end of the EKF Referee Seminar for Kendo.
Congratulations go to:
Terue MATSUI – 6th dan
Kensaku MAEMOTO – 5th dan
Emi VERGELS – 2nd dan