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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Belgian Kendo Championships 2016 – dojo results

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…

Good news

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 !!!

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Next week, Belgian Kendo Championships in Ixelles, another celebration possibility… What do you think?