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!
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.
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:
others are available on the facebook page of Wakakoma or …
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!
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…
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?
See you all at the next training (check your agenda!) More pictures will follow, here and at the facebook page…
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!
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:
Category A 6-9 years
TEERINCK SIMON Fighting Sprit award
Category D 6-9 years
2nd HAMADA Takeshi
3rd SPAEPEN Mattia
Kids Team tournament.
DE SMET Haruki
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…)
Last sunday, March 22nd in Sint Niklaas we had the annual Kendo Tournament for “Dan” holders. Our dojo took part as usual in the event and this year (again) the results were not that bad…
– Junior category: Toma Takagi, 3rd place and Fighting Spirit award
– Ladies category: Terue Matsui, 3rd place
– Men category: Yusuke Nakamura 2015 Champion and Shinichi Nishikubo, 3rd place
– Team competition: 2nd place
After the tournament, shinsa was organised by the Federation and our friend Nishikubo succeed for 4th dan.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks a lot for the support to all members who spend some of their time with us!
On the weekend of Jan 31st and Feb 1st at ADEPS (Brussels), Kurogi and Hendrickx sensei took part in the annual referee seminar for kendo which is organized to prepare referees for upcoming EKF (European Kendo Federation) events.
At the end of this seminar, several of members took part in the organized “dan” promotion exams. This year, Kota Kurogi succeed shodan and Toma Takagi succeed Nidan.