New grades in our dojo!

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

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8th dan Kyoshi visits our dojo!

Next wednesday, December 9th 2015, Hirakawa sensei will visit our dojo. May we invite all our adult members to do their best to join this practise?

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Group picture 2015

The annual photo session first planned on Sat 21st of November was postponed to the 28th due to the “special” situation in Brussels that week. Sorry for those who aren’t on it this time!

Wakakoma Kenshikai 2015

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Dojo closed on November 21st

Due to the actual security level, VUB closed their campus. We also took the decision to suspend our training today.

Thanks a lot for your understanding.

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Düsseldorf Tournament & Belgiun Kendo “Kyu” Championships 2015

The weekend of 7th and 8th of November was a busy one this year! Our members had to travel a lot, first to Germany, Düsseldorf for the Junior tournament hosted by the local club and the next day to Ghent (Mariakerke) to join the Belgium Kendo “Kyu” Championships. Our members did very well at both events as you can see the dojo results hereunder:

7 Nov – The 23rd Dusseldorf Cup

Cat A ; without Bogu  (6-8 years)      Kurogi Sae – 2nd

Cat C : with Bogu Individual (6-9 Years)    Spaepen Mattia – 1st / Boffa Takeshi – 2nd / Vandenheuvel Lum – 3rd

Cat E : with Bogu individual (14-18 years) Takagi Toma – 3rd

Team 5 persons : Toshiro, Constantin, Kota and Toma – 2nd

8 Nov – Kyu Championships Belgium 2015

Cat A : without Bogu (5 – 9 years)    Spaepen Mattia – 1st / Boffa Takeshi – 2nd / Mihara Yuuna – 3rd / Kurogi Sae – Fighting Spirit

Cat B : without Bogu (10 – 13 years)  Panzani Kaori – 1st / Levan Alexandre – 2nd + Fighting Spirit / Onodera Mami – 3rd

Cat E : with Bogu (- 13 years)   Levan Constantin – 2nd / Panzani Toshiro – 3rd / Matsumoto Shunya – 3rd

At the end of the 8th of November, four of our members joined also the grading session for ikkyu (1st kyu) in Kendo. All four succeed, congratulations to Shunya, Toshiro, Mika and Constantin!

Thanks a lot to all parents, members and staff for making this weekend possible!

Pictures of Düsseldorf Tournament made by Ph. Bruwier are here:

http://myalbum.com/album/zp4iYp89uOZ9  INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT

http://myalbum.com/album/YG0jODbDfUfh  TEAM TOURNAMENT

others are available on the facebook page of Wakakoma or …

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Visit of WKN founder – Maruyama sensei

On wednesday November 4th, we had the opportunity to meet the driving force behind the “World Kendo Network” group on facebook, MARUYAMA sensei, renshi 7th dan at our dojo. Since the visit was during school holydays, not all members could join but those who did enjoyed the practice.

See you soon Maruyama sensei!

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New Season (2015-2016)

Our new season has already started. Please check the agenda for the up-to-date training schedule and do not forget to return the licence/insurance papers to our dojo manager in due time…

Enjoy kendo!

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2015 Dojo BBQ

This sunday, the 11th season of Wakakoma Kenshikai came to its end with a nice BBQ. Not all members had the opportunity to join, but those who did enjoyed a lot… isn’t it?

group picture WKK BBQ 2015

See you all at the next training (check your agenda!) More pictures will follow, here and at the facebook page…

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New 7th dan in our dojo

Dany Delepière succeed in 7th dan Kendo at the end of his travel in Japan as delegation leader for the Belgian delegation who took part in the 16th World Kendo Championships. This makes that our dojo has now 3 persons who are 7th dan Kendo…

Big congratulations for his achievement! Our BBQ at the end of this month will have a special celebration flavour!

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Kojika Spring Tournament 2015

Last Saturday, May 2nd, 155 young kenshi coming from allover 8 European countries joined Ghent to take part in the 23rd Kojika Spring Tournament. Wakakoma Kenshikai took part as well and had some very nice results:

Technical tournament.

Category A 6-9 years

TEERINCK SIMON  Fighting Sprit award

Shiai tournament.

Category D 6-9 years

2nd HAMADA Takeshi
3rd SPAEPEN Mattia

Kids Team tournament.

1st place
VANDENHEUVEL Lum
2nd place
HAMADA Takeshi
3rd place
MIHARA Yuna

Team tournament.

3rd place
DE SMET Haruki
PANZANI Toshiro
KUROGI Kota
LEVAN Constantin
TAKAGI Toma

Referees & Dojo Manager

HENDRICKX S. – KUROGI Y. – KLUGKIST S. – NAKATANI M.

Congratulations to all participants! Many thanks to our adult dojomembers and parents to took time to help and support.

At the end of the day, we took a group picture (sorry for those who already left, you are not on it this time. If you wish to be on it next time, stay until the end…)

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