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25-11-2010

Read the latest news on http://www.abkfevents.be/

 

12-09-2010

New 6th Dan Jodo in Belgium

Our friend Patrik Demuynck passed 6th dan Jodo at the end of the EJC which were organized in Brussels. Congratulations!

 

12-09-2010

Summer events 2010

As usual, July & August are months where Kendo, Iaido & Jodo practice in our federation is less active but are the occasion for many of us to attend seminars organized abroad.

The end of August is the start of the new season. This year we had the Iaido summer seminar, well-known as the “koryu” seminar in Louvain-La-Neuve and the Kendo Tamiza Cup in Bornem organized by the Tamiza Kendo Kai. Both events were successful and have seen good results for the examinations which were liked to these events.

Also Jodo was not forgotten with the organization of the 9th European Jodo Championships. A separate report can be found on this page. Complete results are available at www.ejc2010.be

 

08-09-2010

EJC 2010 BRUSSELS (03-05/09/10)

Wij hebben heel wat positieve felicitaties ontvangen van officials en delegaties voor de uitstekende organisatie. Hartelijk dank aan het organiserende comité en vooral aan alle vrijwilligers die de handen uit de mouwen staken.

Onze delegatie heeft mooie wedstrijden geleverd, die in de mudan bekroond werden met Brons, door VERVACK, Valentin en met een Belgische finale in de nidan, door DEBLOCK, Marjan met goud en door VANDENBUSSCHE, Jonathan met zilver.

Alle Belgen slaagden in hun examen en in het bijzonder DEMUYNCK, Patrik, die slaagde voor Rokkudan.

Mijn welgemeende felicitaties.

Het Jodo in Belgie ziet er veelbelovend uit.

Jean Trembloy
Coach  

 

18-05-2010

BIC 2010

MUDAN
1. Vervack Valentin (KIG)
2. Renneson Fabrice (KCC)
3. Leclercq Tessa (KENSHIKI)
3. D'Haene Davy (AGEHACHÔ)
FS. Thielemans Eric (YAEGAKI)
SHODAN
1. Arnou Maarten (AGEHACHÔ)
1. De Roover Christof (KIG)
3. Lammens Arno (TAIKIKAI)
3. Wauters Tom (BUTOKUKAN)
FS. Vandendriessche Thomas (NOBARA)
NIDAN
1. Pauwelyn Nicolas (TENSHOKAI)
2. Props Joris (NOBARA)
3. De Boom Tom (KAGAMI)
3. Loozen Laurens (TENSHOKAI)
FS. Pappyn Ilse (AGEHACHÔ)
SANDAN
1. Vandenbussche Jonathan (AGEHACHÔ)
2. Beausire Michael (KENSHIKI)
3. Vlaminck Julien (KCC)
3. Vlad Liviu (AGEHACHÔ)
FS. Yano Chieko (KIG)
YONDAN
1. Kanto Yuki (YAEGAKI)
2. Dumoulin Kurt (KENSHIKI)
3. De Burghgraeve Alain (AGEHACHÔ)
3. Hertveldt Luc (KIG)
FS. Van Den Broeck Albert (TAIKIKAI)

 

18-05-2010

Stevenage, UK First iaido & jodo referee seminar on 17 & 18/05/2010
Seminar led by Ishido sensei, 8 dan hanshi iaido,8dan kyoshi jodo,
& Yoshimura sensei ,8dan kyoshi iaido,8dan kyoshi jodo.

Unfortunaly, the airports in Europe were closed on that weekend. Is was simple luck that the sensei arrived in England on Wednesday. But of the more than 100 inscriptions, there were only 62 participants at the seminar. Among them were 13 Belgians, who came by car & boat. No airplane problems for us!

There was a preliminary seminar on Friday (from 15.00h until 21.00h) were everybody was watched by the sensei . We received many tips and remarks as the sensei passed by and eveybody get his part of remarks after being observed by the teachers.

On Saturday the real referee seminar started at 10.00h until 17.00h. After a lot of explanations by the sensei, wich was translated by Mr Andy Watson (with sometimes a little help of our tireless Yuki Kanto, who seems to be a translator wherever she goes). After that, participants were divided into three groups by grades. In each group participants were players and referees. This way, everybody could experience both sides of the tables. Which was very, very constructive. In the afternoon, the same was done with the jodo participants, while the iaido participants continued on the other side of the sporting hall.

On Sunday, the three groups started the same way, again from 10.00h until 17.00h. Buth this time, ishido sensei stopped several times the matches, to give his remarks. And to question the participants who would give the victory to whom, and why exactly.

We were confronted with a lot of deliberate and undeliberate mistakes, to experience difficult problems into our refereeing. Again, in the afternoon, the same happened in the jodo group, where everybody could experience the complexity of refereeing.

At 17.00h the sensei stopped this seminar, hoping that everybody could….return at home.As the sensei themselves had to stay until Saturday 22/05/2010 before they had places on a plane to Japan. We were all gratefull for the remarks and guidance received, and still found the energy to make a picture of the Belgian people who stayed until the end, together with the sensei.

Hopefully we see each other again next year, on a new european iaido & jodo referee seminar.
Thanks to our Belgian friends who joined this seminar and passed this already to the Belgian referees the weekend after…).

Freddy

 

 

18-04-2010

23rd EKC  – Debrecen (Hungary)

Together with 37 out of 41 countries member of the European Kendo Federation our delegation represented Belgium in Debrecen (2nd city of Hungary) from April 9th until 11th)

We were represented in the different categories as following:

Delegation Leader:
Delegation Manager:
Delegation Coach:
Referee:
Daniel Delepière
Joeri Van Den Broeck
Serge Hendrickx
Jean Claude Wolfs
 
   
Junior members: Aaron Vande Mergel
Makoto Grosfils
Dries Vande Mergel
   
Ladies:   Sanne Tambeur
Ans van Eupen
Arsenia Corcoba
Rachel Buysse
Isha Van Alsenoy
Maaike Steyaert
   
Men: Stef Vande Mergel
Sean Van Laecken
Rens van Eupen
Stefaan Van Boven
Peter D’Hont
Wesley Haeke

Even if we couldn’t make it to the finals, we received two fighting spirit awards:

-  Ladies individuals: Rachel Buysse
Men individuals:    Peter D’Hont

Results & more pictures are available at the official website: http://ekc2010hungary.kendo.hu

23th EKC Debrecen – Hungary – report.

With our delegation leader, coach and referee already in Hungary, the rest of the Belgian team left for the 23rd European Kendo Championship in Debrecen, early in the morning on the 8th of April. At the airport we were honoured to be guided to the check-in by Kurogi-san, who arranged our tickets with Fuji-Travel.
After a short flight of only two hours, a bus-trip to Hungary’s second city Debrecen awaited, straight trough the immense plane of Hungary’s countryside. Nobody expected it to be so wide and flat, but after almost 4 hours of this we made it to our hotel.
At walking distance from the Fönix-Hall, where the tournament was held, our accommodation there was welcoming after such a journey and before the start of the competition. The spirit of the team was immediately revived with a good training, while the officials attended the meetings to arrange the final practical aspects of the event.

On Friday the games began with the Junior’s team and individual competition in the morning and the Ladies’ teams fighting in the afternoon. All of our members showed good spirit and the result of thorough Kihon-practise, so pools were passed and some really nice points were scored. Off course, at a European championship the opposition is also eager to win and prevented us from making it to the finals.

On the second day the Men’s team competition was held with the pools in the morning and the actual tournament in the afternoon. Second match against Hungary was difficult, but  our men did a good job making the Hungarian team show their best kendo. However, because of the first team match against Austria, that proved to be stronger than expected, we had to win from Hungary to make it through the pool, something most of us didn’t think to be necessary.

The last day of the tournament only two individual categories were left to be held. So our women gave their best in the morning, which led to a fighting spirit award for Rachel Buysse and some demonstration of nice and correct Belgian kendo.
In the afternoon our men did a similar effort and showed the spectators a couple of memorable matches. Because of difficult opponents in the pools some of them looked like a final instead of a pool match. Peter D’Hont was also awarded with a fighting spirit and everyone could feel the progress made since last year.

Reflecting upon the experience in Hungary we could say there is still a lot of work to be done training physically, but that alone didn’t prove to be enough. There is a big mental aspect about Kendo which is to be understood before being able to win, and perhaps new training methods will lead us to do just this in the near future.

 

 

20-03-2010

Results of the 2010 Belgian Kendo Championships:

Junior.

  1. 1.       Makoto Grosfils (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai)
  2. 2.       Dries Vande Mergel (Kenseikan)
  3. 3.       Matthias Roubedou (Kojika) & Vande Mergel Aaron (Kenseikan)

Ladies.

  1. 1.       Chieko Yano (Kojika)
  2. 2.       Naoko Hamada (Meibukan)
  3. 3.       Rachel Buysse (Kojika) &  Arsenia Corcoba (Meibukan)

Men.

  1. 1.       Wesley Haeke (Kojika)
  2. 2.       Geert Van Dort (Kojika)
  3. 3.       Yusuke Nakamura (Wakakoma Kenshi Kai) & Rens van Eupen (Kenseikan)

Team.

  1. 1.       Kojika 1
  2. 2.       Meibukan
  3. 3.       Seishinkan 1 & Meibukan Liège

Fighting Spirits:

  1. -          Sara Van Laecken (Kenseikan)
  2. -          Marina Ivanova (Butokukan)
  3. -          Benoit Rose (Kendo Club Charleroi)
  4. -          Celest Vinck (Seishinkan)

All results can be found in this pdf-file.

Congratulations to all winners, Thank You very much for all the helpers, officials & referees.

 

19-02-2010

Our former President, Francis Goosens, passed away on Wednesday Feb 17th at the age of 79.

He was one of the earlier Kenshi in the country when starting kendo in the early 60’s together with an active Judo career.

Mister Goosens spend his active life in Africa as an engineer and continued his daily practice in the Republic of Congo with the local people but also with the son of Kasahara sensei, former FIK secretary and the local Japanese community.

When he retired, he came back to his home country Belgium and served for several years as President of our federation. He got the rank in kendo of 6th dan in 2002 and became Renshi the following year.

He had to stop his active weekly practice at the end of 2009 due to cancer and survived the death of his wife only a few days.

The funeral ceremony will be organized next Thursday in Brussels.

May he rest in peace.

 

11-02-2010

EKF Referee Seminar 2010

At the occasion of the 2010 EKF Referee seminar several Belgian members were honored.

Chieko Yano was awarded her “Renshi” certificate which she succeed last November in Tokyo

. Jean Claude Wolfs was selected as our representative referee for the next European Kendo Championships in Debrecen (Hungary)

Serge Hendrickx succeed in the 7th dan examination on Sunday Feb 7th.

Also several other members of ABKF passed 4th, 3rd, 2nd & 1st dan .

Congratulations to all!

 

26-01-2010

19th ABKF Winter Seminar

As every year, numerous of European & American Kenshi made their travel to Brussels for the annual
Kendo, Iaido & Jodo winter seminar organized by our federation.

This years’ free ticket to Japan was won by Mandia from Italy,
individual ladies tournament by Destobbeleer from France;
Mandia’s team won also the team tournament...

Next year, 20th anniversary!

Those who have good pictures which they want to share, please send them as soon as possible to our secretary.
They will be published in a souvenir book available in December 2010…

 

26-01-2010

Another “Belgian” 6th dan Kendo.

Miss Naoko HAMADA from the dojo Meibukan got 6th dan Kendo in Tokyo last November. Congratulations!

 

26-11-2009

Another “Belgian” 6th dan Jodo.

Mr A Van den Broeck got 6th dan Jodo November. Congratulations!

 

25-11-2009

EUROPEAN JODO AND IAIDO TAIKAI, MIERLO NETHERLANDS 2009

The Belgium participants at the EIC and EJC performed with excellent spirit their matches.
The level of practice was outstanding and the matches were very exciting.

We have done very well in the Iaido, several individual medals and the SILVER medal for the team,
so we have well defended our title from last year.

Felicitations to our team members:

Jonathan Vandenbussche
Yuki Kanto
Liviu Vlad
and reserve Michael Beausire

Results Iaido individual:
Mudan: Bronze medal ; Christof De Roover
Nidan: GOLDEN medal; Jonathan Vandenbussche
Yondan: Bronze medal Yuki Kanto
Godan: Bronze medal; Luc De Fraeye

Godan divisie iaido : FS voor Michael Simonini

In the Jodo championships, individually, we have ensured a repeat of a Belgian final, but now in the nidan category,
with Jonathan Vandenbussche GOLDEN medal and Liviu Vlad SILVER medal.

The competition takes each year more refinement of technique and effort, and our members takes their part in it.

Congratulations to all.

Jean Trembloy
Coach

 

18-11-2009

First 6th dan Jodo in Belgium…

Albert Van den Broeck concluded the participation of the Belgian delegation to the
European Jodo Championships in Mierlo (NL) very well by succeeding the 6th dan test in Jodo.
He is the very first in Belgium to reach this level! Well done, Albert! Congratulations!


08-11-2009

Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships 2009.

Last Sunday November 8th, ABKF organized the annual Kendo Kyu Championships in Oosterzele. Local dojo, Kenseikan, was in charge of the practical part, referees from all over Belgium were present. Congratulations to all 160 participants coming from all over Belgium!

Results:

Category A    
1 Detavernier A Kojika
2 Kurogi K. Wakakoma Kenshi Kai
3 Smironv K. & Matsushita T.  Wakakoma Kenshi Kai
FS Carlier E. Kojika
     
Category B:    
1 Roubedou K. Kojika
2 Verstraete R.  Kojika
3 De Moor L. & Tyberghien M. Kenseikan & Kojika
FS Boeckstaens   Todokan
     
Category C:    
1 Heiremans M. Butokukan
2 Brans K.  Seishinkan
3 Stilmant M. & De Leenheer A.  Kendo Club Charleroi & Nobara
FS Bodart G.  Kendo Club Charleroi
     
Category D:    
1 Moons D.  Butokukan
2 François L. Seishinkan
3 Saelens M. & Vanderhouwe P. Kenseikan & Nobara
FS Bavay G.   Kendo Iaido Gent
     
Category E:    
1 Van Laecken S. Kenseikan
2 Boutens S. Kojika
3 Wolsolsobe H. & Vandercappelle A Yu-Hi & Todokan
FS Vergels E.   Wakakoma Kenshi Kai
     
Category F    
1 Peeters N.  Seishinkan
2 Lunskens JM.  Kendo Iaido Gent
3 Nobilio F. & Hachani A. Kendo Club Charleroi & Meibukan
FS Pauwelyn N.   Kenseikan
     
Category G    
1 Heremans O. Wakakoma Kenshi Kai
2 D’Hont F. Kojika
3 Van Laecken K. & Hata A Kenseikan & Wakakoma Kenshi Kai
FS Severy Q.    Todokan
     
Category W    
1 Tambeur S.    Seishinkan
2 Janssens I.  Meishinkan
3 Beyers S. & Moyson K. Enmei Ryu & Seishinkan
FS Boterman O.   Isshin Dota

 

30-06-2009

Four of our members succeed for Renshi at the spring session of this exam in Japan last May.

  1. Pascal Van Laecken
  2. John Haeke
  3. Yoshinobu Kurogi
  4. Daniel Delepière

Congratulations to them!

 

21-05-2009

Yu-Hi 40 jaar

Op 21 Mei vierde de Brusselse club Yu-Hi zijn 40 jarig bestaan.

Foto's

 

10-05-2009
BIC 2009 ZWEVEGEM
MUDAN
1. De Roover Christof (KIG)
2. De Rammelaere Lorenz (KENSHIKI)
3. Lammens Arno (TAIKIKAI)
3. D'Haene Davy (AGEHACHÔ)
FS. Buysse Joke (TENSHOKAI)
SHODAN
1. De Boom Tom (KAGAMI)
2. Props Joris (NOBARA)
3. De Geeter Davy (TENSHOKAI)
3. Renaux Patrik (YAEGAKI)
FS. Le Sire Philippe (SHIDOKAN)
NIDAN
1. Vandenbussche Jonathan (AGEHACHÔ)
2. De Broyer Sabastien (TAIKIKAI)
3. Pauwelyn Nicolas (TENSHOKAI)
3. Beausire Michael (KENSHIKI)
FS. Yano Chieko (KIG)
SANDAN
1. Vlaminck Julien (KCC)
2. Ribourdouille Jean-Marie (KAGAMI)
3. Beque Christiane (AGEHACHÔ)
3. Maes Chris (KIG)
FS. De Clerck Eddy (Nobara)
YONDAN
1. Kanto Yuki (YAEGAKI)
2. Hertveldt Luc (KIG)
3. De Burghgraeve Alain (AGEHACHÔ)
3. Van Den Broeck Albert (TAIKIKAI)
FS. De Burghgraeve Alain (AGEHACHÔ)

 

15-03-2009  

Belgian Dan Championships 2009
15th of March 2009 Forest-Vorst

RESULTS

 

Juniors

 
1st

HATA  R.

WAKAKOMA
2nd

VAN LAECKEN  S.

KENSEIKAN
3rd

TOKUDA  Y.

WAKAKOMA
3rd

GROSFILS  M.

WAKAKOMA
FS VANDE MERGEL  D. KENSEIKAN
     
 

Ladies

 
1st

VAN LAECKEN  L.

KENSEIKAN
2nd

BUYSSE  R.

KO JIKA
3rd

VAN EUPEN  A.

KENSEIKAN
3rd

YANO  C.

KO JIKA
FS  IVANOVA  M. BUTOKUKAN
     
 

Men

 
1st

MAEMOTO  T.

FUDOBUKAN
2nd

TIMMERS  S.

BUTOKUKAN
3rd

KUROGI  Y.

WAKAKOMA
3rd

MEUNIER  C.

MEIBUKAN
FS VAN EUPEN  J. KENSEIKAN
     
 

Teams

 
1st KO JIKA KENDO CLUB  
2nd WAKAKOMA KENSHI KAI  
3rd SEISHINKAN  
3rd MEIBUKAN  
FS NATALIS  L.              MEIBUKAN Liège

08-02-2009  

At the end of the annual EKF Referee seminar for Kendo, our friend and actual president of VKIJF, Chris Maes, was awarded of 6th Dan.

Congratulations!

 

06-02-2009

On Thursday, Feb 5th, our wellknown friend Alain Ducarme received from the Ambassador of Japan
in Belgium the decoration which he was awarded by the Japanese Government on 2008 Nov 3rd.

 Pictures are here.

 

26-01-2009  

Belgian Kendo team scored well at the 3W Tournament in Mainz (D)

Last weekend, 15 ABKF kendo players and 2 referees joined the 24th 3W tournament organized by A. Gilles & PSV Mainz. Besides the individual categories for kyu, 1 to 3rd dan & 4 to 6th dan; our members attend the team tournaments with three strong team. All details will be available at the local website soon at following address.  Some of our members put also some pictures at “facebook” or any other social communities on the web. Check the www by yourself if you want to see some pictures…

Results for Belgium are:

    • Price for very good technique and shown attitude during shiai for Stefaan Van Boven
    • 3rd price category 4th to 6th dan for Wesley Haeke
    • 2nd place for our team “Atomium A”
Mainz
18-01-2009  

"Op 18 januari 2009 nam opnieuw een sterk Belgisch team deel aan de Ishido Cup in Delft (NL).  Gewoontegetrouw kaapten ze, zowel in Iaido als in Jodo, vele medailles weg !  Gefeliciteerd aan allen !"

P.Demuynck

07-12-2008  

European Iaido & Jodo Championships – Switzerland

Belgium did very well at the recent European Championships. Pictures & comments will follow soon.

Here already the official results:

 

Magglingen Switserland

The Belgian Team won GOLD at the teamchampioships IAIDO

Congratulations to: Jonathan Vandenbussche, Alain Deburghgraeve, Michael Simonini and Liviu Vlad.

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at the individual Taikai the results wehe outstanding and impressive,
4x Bronze, 1x Silver en 1x Gold.

Shodan:
Sebastien De Broyer :            Bronze
Nicolas Pauwelijn:                 Bronze

Nidan:
Jonathan Vandenbussche:      Gold

Yondan:
In een Belgische halve finale:
Yuki Kanto;                           Silver
Michael Simonini;                  Bronze

Godan:
Luc De Fraeye                       Bronze

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Also in Jodo the Belgian team was to be reckoned with.

At te individual Taikai Jodo, it bacame a Belgian final Shodan;
betwwen Jonathan Vandenbussche: Gold end Liviu Vlad: Silver.
At Nidan Arnaud Lammens was awarded the Fighting Spirit.

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The Jodoteam was only just defeatef by the new European Champion Zwitserland in the quarter finals with 2/1-1/2-2/1.

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Congratulation for the effort and fighting spirit of all Belgian participants to the EIC and EJC 2008, we have shown that people have to reackon with the Belgian participants, also with those who did not win any prices, they also performed stronly in their shiai which holds a lot of potential for the future.

Jean Trembloy
Belgium Coach

 

16-11-2008  

Belgian Kendo « Kyu » Championships 2008

On November 15th, about 170 persons took part in the 2008 edition of the annual tournament organized for beginners in Kendo. This year, the “Belgian Kendo Renmei” (French speaking part’s federation) took the organization. Even if the day started with 1 minute silence in respect towards Mark De Zeine (27), member of Kenseikan suddenly past away one week before this tournament.

Everything went smoothly to the finals in all categories. This year, we saw also many new referees taking part in the event. The new one’s and of course the more experienced together with the people at the tables did a very nice job which makes everybody happy.

Those who have some interesting pictures are invited to send their link to these or the pictures themselves to the federation.

Results are here! Movie is here!

 

06-11-2008  

In memoriam Mark De Zeine

Late this evening, Thursday November 6, we received the sad news of the death of our member Mark De Zeine, 27 jaar, 3e dan.

After this evenings training,when leaving the dojo, he became unwell. At the site he was re-animated by the mug-team from the Elisabeth Hospital in Zottegem, however he died later that evening in the hospital.

Commemorate Mark during your next keiko…

 

03-11-2008  

On Nov 3rd  our member and President of EKF, Alain Ducarme, was awarded from the Japanese Government the “Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette” .

 We must be proud of this recognition for the work done and help in all possible ways to continue in the same way.

08-06-2008
New 7th dan iaido in Belgium

Emilio Gomez got 7th dan iaido in Sportilla (Italië).

 Congratulations.

 

05-05-2008  

8th Dan Iaido

Norio Furuichi, wellknown teacher during the Iaido Koryu seminars  & former ABKF winterseminars got 8th dan Iaido on May 3rd  in Kyoto.

Furuichi Sensei

 

 

29-04-2008
BIC 2008 - Louvain la Neuve
MUDAN
1. BURKE (ITTO)
2. DERAMMELAERE(KENSHIKI)
3. COPPENS (NOBARA)
3. COUDYZER (ITTO
FS. ARNOU (ITTO)
SHODAN
1. DE BROYER (TAIKIKAI)
2. PAUWELYN (TENSHOKAI)
3. PROPS (NOBARA)
3. DUJARDIN (ITTO)
FS. ROSE (KCC)
NIDAN
1. VANDENBUSSCHE (ITTO)
2. VLAD (ITTO)
3. RULAND (KCC)
3. BEAUSIRE (KENSHIKI)
FS. GATELIER (SHIDOKAN)
SANDAN
1.DUMOULIN (KENSHIKI)
2. LE SANT (BUTOKUKAN)
3. RIBOURDOUILLE (SAKURA)
3. BAERT (BUTOKUKAN)
4. MAES (KG)
YONDAN
1. SIMONINI (YAEGAKI)
2. DUMOULIN (KENSHIKI)
3. VANDENBROECK (TAIKIKAI)
3. KANTO
FS. DEBURGHGRAEVE (ITTO)

 

02-04-2008
European Kendo Championships 2008 – Helsinki Finland.

The last rush towards the EKC started in Belgium with a week seminar conducted by the national kendo coach, Hirakawa sensei.

About 30 persons every day joined the seminar which made the teaching of sensei easy to follow for those who listen carefully. A member of the Slovenian Kendo Federation attended this seminar. Janez Tarman was the first Slovenian member to take part in an EKC since the start of this federation. A strong band between their group and our federation has grown since the first contacts during a Hirakawa sensei’s seminar in Denmark some years ago.

On Wednesday March 19th, the delegation arrived in Finland. The next day, our officials joined the EKF General Assembly and Manager Meeting when the team members had some sightseeing moments and last practice before the competition. During the EKF meeting, our members, Alain Ducarme and Raf Bernaers were re-elected as President and secretary of the Board of Officers of EKF. Finally, Jean Claude Wolfs, referee at the EKC, arrived in the evening which made the Belgian delegation complete.

Friday 21st was for our junior members and Ladies team competitors the first day of competition,. The next day started with the Ladies individual and continued by the Team competition. The final day was for the Male individual competition. Beside the very good atmosphere in the group, we had also the chance to show the actual Belgian level in Kendo. Some of our members received some official awards but others also received some very good comments for their engagement in the competition.

All(most all) results:

Ladies Team:
Men's Team:

Juniors Team

1.
2.
3.

Germany
France
Finland
Italy
1.
2.
3.
1.France
2.Germany
3.Spain
Great Britain
1.
2.
3.

France
Sweden
Poland
Germany

Fighting Spirit award: Rachel Buysse, Belgium

Ladies Individual: Men's Individual: Juniors Individual:
1.
2.
3.
Susanne Aoki, Germany
Wiebeke Röhrbein, Germany
Barbara Király, Hungary
Pauline Stolarz, France
1.
2.
3.

1.Sándor Dubi, Hungary
2.Guillaume Sicart, France
3.Wesley Haeke, Belgium
Hanns-Peter Herr, Germany
1.
2.
3.
1.Markel Arregui, Spain
2.Bartlomiej Gromul, Poland
3.Simon Cohen, France
Milos Petrovic, Serbia

Official EKC website : http://www.ekc2008.com

See photos here! and even more here!

 

24-02-2008

Belgian Kendo Championships 2008

See results & photos here!

 

14-02-2008
New 6th dan kendo in Belgium

Chieko Yano is promoted to 6th dan kendo in Brussels.

 Congratulations.

 

03-02-2008

Ishido Cup

"In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the ISHIDO CUP a special edition took place on January 27, 2008 in Eindhoven (Mierlo).
ISHIDO Sensei specially flew over from Japan for this occasion to lead the seminar and tournament , he was also assisted by several high ranking Europeans.
Due to the enormous national and international interest it looked like a mini European Championship.
An important Belgian delegation could not be no part of it.

They performed magnificent and gained no less than 7 medals with Jodo and 5 medals with Iaido..

Congratulations to all the participants!!!

Patrik Demuynck"

    

 

15-01-2008

Sponsor the Belgium Kendo team: http://users.telenet.be/kendo/index.html

 

11-01-2008

16th Winter seminar for Kendo, Iaido & Jodo & IGC Competitions

This year we had again lot of people coming from all over Europe and surroundings for the 17th edition of our seminar and kendo competitions.

Results this year were following:

Ladies individual tournament:

  1. Van Laecken Lisa (Belgium)
  2. Miyahara Kiwa (The Netherlands)
  3. Buysse Rachel (Belgium)
    De Brunel Lisa (France)

Team tournament:

  1. Haeke Team (Belgium)
  2. JKCF (France)
  3. Meibukan (Belgium)
    Hizen (Great Britain)

Individual open tournament:

  1. Haeke Wesley (Belgium)
  2. D’Hont Peter (Belgium)
  3. Lyyrtö Markus (Finland)
    Miyatake Hirofumi (Great Britain)

Price Winners:

ANA
All Nippon Airways free ticket to Japan: Wesley HAEKE (Belgium)

Fighting Spirit awards:

  • Greif Tanja (Israel)
  • Matsson Geraldina (Great Britain)
  • Sant’Anna Matthias (Belgium)
  • Tarman Janez (Slovenia)

Special Price from Hirakawa sensei: Grosfils Makoto (Belgium)

      

More pictures are available at: http://ladragonitta.spaces.live.com.


28-11-2007
New 7th dan kendo in Belgium

Pascal van Laecken is promoted to 7th dan kendo in Japan.

 Congratulations.

 

28-11-2007
Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships

Results:

categorie A
categorie B
categorie C
categorie D
categorie E
categorie F
categorie G

categorie TEAM

Link to some pictures:
http://picasaweb.google.com/vandenhove/BelgischKendoKyuKampioenschap2007

 

18-11-2007

EXCELLENT PRESTATION OF THE BELGIANS DURING THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IAIDO AND JODO 2007 IN PARIS

The competition was very high this year, no less than twenty countries participated in the European Iaido and Jodo Championships. The matches where, without exception, of a very high standard.

The Belgian iaidoka's won six medals, 2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze.

Category:

Shodan: bronze– Beausire Michael
Nidan: gold – Vlad Liviu
Sandan: bronze– Dumoulin Kurt
Yondan: silver – Dumoulin Ronny
Godan: bronze– Defraeye Luc
Rokkudan: gold – Bruwier Philippe

Next out jodoka copied this result and won 5 medals, 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze.

Category:

Mudan: gold – Vlad Liviu
bronze– Coudyzer Dieter
Shodan: silver – Vandenbussche Jonathan
Nidan: bronze– Dumoulin Ronny
bronze– Dumoulin Kurt

Congratulations to the complete Belgian delegation for this beautiful result and for their input and fighting spirit during all the matches.

Jean Trembloy
Coach

 

 

27-09-2007

Kitamoto 2007

Foto's (Peter): http://users.belgacom.net/gc371469/

Report (Christophe):

It's not easy to describe the Kitamoto-seminar in just a few words (given that I understood anything of it), but here's a try:

At first I should point out that it was really impressive to have this many top-ranking sensei together in one seminar. We were thaught

by: Nariaki SATO, hanshi 8 dan,

Takeshi MASAGO, hanshi 8 dan, Osamu ASANO hansi 8 dan, Tadao TODA kyoshi 8 dan, Eiji SUENO kyoshi 8 dan.

Then there were many 6th & 7th dan acting as staff & motodachi:

Kurose sensei, Inoue sensei, Shioiri sensei, etc.

I should also mention Kendo World's Alex BENETT and Michael KOMOTO who, in spite of their hard job as translators (a good idea for any seminar - quite a difference), were cheering up the whole seminar with their good mood and sense of humor.

The daily schedule for 7 days:

6.00: wake up
6.30 - 7.30: stretching & suburi
8.00: breakfast
9.00 - 10.20: kata
10.30 - 11.30: kihon
12.00: lunch
14.00-16.00: shimpan seminar
16.10-17.30: mawari keiko/ kakari keiko/ keiko with sensei.
18.00: dinner
20.00: bogu repair

On a whole, everything had to be quite disciplined. The little spare time we had was spent on repair, making notes and sleeping (and a little bit of drinking). Also, every room was given daily tasks such as cleaning dojo, toilets, dining room, etc... While at first this reminded me a bit of boy-scouts, I think this was important in establishing a feeling of "togetherness" among the participants.

There were 56 participants, the average level being sandan.

It might have been a bit frustrating to some of the higher ranked participants, but the main purpose of the seminar was not so much getting proficiency in keiko or shiai. It might be better to spend some time in a famous dojo for that. Although the keiko with the sensei was tremendous, and I know that lot of Japanese never get to practice with these sensei, keiko was limited to about an hour a day.

Most of the attention went to establishing a correct and rational basis (rationality being the key word): correct reigi, the finer points of kata and fundamental kihon. Shimpan lessons were severe and difficult. There was a big emphasis on the definition of yuko-datotsu and the understanding of the shiai-regulations (and the difference of these compared to "regular" sports).

I feel that the seminar was mostly set on giving the the participants an understanding of what kendo really is and why things in kendo are the way they are. To me this showed that there are plenty of things much more important than only win/loss in shiai: having a thorough understanding of the tradition of kendo; always striving for the highest quality of kendo, even on your own personal level; making friendships through kendo; trying to pass on this knowledge so that you contribute to the growth of kendo outside of Japan.

Although I tend to be highly critical towards some of the pseudo religious/philosophical views that are sometimes spread out on kendo or budo in general, I think that, understood in this way, kendo can truly be a way of life. This is what attending the Kitamoto seminar meant to me.

16-09-2007

Visit of Korean National Kendo Team

 

15-09-2007 Kendo Team BBQ

 

01-09-2007

ABKF Summer Seminar 2007

For the 6th time in a row the Iaido «Koryu » seminar was a great success. After the “private” organization at the beginning the seminar became an integral part of the summer seminar offered by the Belgian Federation to its members. For the first time it was possible to partake in examinations from 1st dan to to 5th dan. (Picture’s coming soon)

The Kendo seminar under supervision of Hirakawa sensei also took in the “Tamiza Cup” organized by the dojo Tamiza Kendo Kai. Examinations were also organized but it most certainly was the referee seminar that was the most appreciativeThe document used during the seminar can be downloaded here.

 

13-08-2007 2nd Summerseminar for youths “Kenseikan” 10-12/08

This summer seminar is its secod edition and knows a growing success. The participants did not only come from Belgium but also from Germany and The Netherlands.... On to the third edition!

 

13-05-2007
Results BIC2007
MUDAN(Nog géén dangraad)
1. PAUWELYN NICOLAS (TENSHOKAI)
2. DUJARDIN DONOVAN (ITTO RYU)
3. LESIRE PHILIPPE (SHIDOKAN)
3. FLAMENT CHANTAL (ITTO RYU)
FS. D'HOE ERIC (NOBARA)
1DAN
1. VANDENBUSSCHE JONATHAN (ITTO RYU)
2. BEAUSIRE MICHEL (ITTO RYU)
3. DEBROYER SEBASTIEN (TAIKIKAI)
3. AELBRECHT PHILIPPE (NOBARA)
FS. PAPYN ILSE (ITTO RYU)
2DAN
1. PUTTEMANS JOHAN (TAIKIKAI)
2. VLAD LIVIU (ITTO RYU)
3. MOORS STEPHAN (NOBARA)
3. VLAMINCK JULIEN (KCC)
FS. RULAND JL (KCC)
3DAN
1. YUKI KANTO (YAEGAKI)
2. DUMOULIN KURT (KENSHIKI)
3. MAES CHRIS (KENDO GENT)
FS. MAES CHRIS (KENDO GENT)
4DAN
1. DUMOULIN RONNY (ITTO RYU)
2. HERTVELT LUC (KENDO GENT)
3. DEBURGHGRAEVE ALAIN (ITTO RYU)
4. TREMBLOY JEAN (SAKURA)
FS. VANDENBROECK ALBERT (TAIKIKAI)

 

06-05-2007

European Kendo Championships 2007
Lissabon Portugal

The 21ste European Championships were held in Lisbon from 27 until 29 April. Our country was represented by a delegation of 19 persons consisting of 3 juniors, 5 ladies, 6 men and a cadre including a referee. The tournament was preceded by the general assembly of the European Kendo Federation (EKF) which on this occasion could welcome 4 new members: Montenegro, Macedonia, Mozambique & Lithuania. Also an important point of this meeting was the according of the new rules for the Kendo examinations. Besides the altering of the amount of members in an exam committee the waiting period of person of 60 years and older is reduced by half. New is also the possibility for candidates who fail for the Kata or written exam to receive a document which allows them to enter a next examination only for the failed parts.

For the first time in history the tournament was held on 4 shiajo which resulted in a certain freshness of the participants because less time was spent in the sports hall.

Friday, first tournament day, teams juniors and ladies and also juniors individual.

Our juniors where out of the tournament quickly but where certainly not bad. It gave them the insight in their current state, the method of training and mostly the work yet to be done. The ladies team did a much better job but where nevertheless not capable to reach the quarter finales. Big surprise was the fighting spirit award for Lisa Van Laecken....

Saturday, second tournament day, Men's teams and ladies individual.

Since 2 years the team has been replaced for at least 90% and is troubled to better their predecessors; however they show a high potential. The atmosphere and coherence of the group is good and they can face coming tournaments unflinchingly. Again their was the surprise of Lisa Van Laecken. Not just happy with here medal of the previous day she won from the last years champion in the half finals, which she didn't know at the time, however the opponent in the final proved too strong. but yet again a place on the podium for Belgium on this second day.

Sunday, third day, Men's individual.

From the 6 subscribed players only 5 took part. The team captain decided not to participate on the advise of the cadre. Some days before the tournament he was hurt and after partaking his role in the team, it was thought wiser not to worsen the injury. Our 5 participants had a lot to do during the preliminaries and where certainly not bad. Special recommendation for Stefaan Van Boven who managed to endure several rounds and also for the reserve of the team. Philippe Hessens, who showed, in his match with the French J.N. Heurtevin, that kihon practice is a sure score at shiai....

The tournament was concluded by a “Sayonara Party" at the end of the day. Everybody decided to do it again in March 2008 in the far North, Helsinki...

Delegation:

Delegationleaderr: Dany Delepière
Manager: Chieko Yano
Coach: Serge Hendrickx & Naoko Hamada

Juniors: Rachel Buysse, Jeffrey Roubedou & Stef Vande Mergel

Ladies: Isha Van Alsenoy, Anne Bonew, Arsenia Corcoba, Lisa Van Laecken & Maaike Steyaert

Men: Peter D’Hont, Takefumi Maemoto, Philippe Hessens, Stefaan Van Boven, Geert Van Dort & Wesley Haeke

The pic's can be found here!

 

16-03-2007  

Results BKC 2007

 

 
11-02-2007

Daniel Delepiere, John Haeke and Yoshinobu Kurogi made 6th Dan Kendo during the referee seminar in Brussels.

 

24-12-2006 15th Winterseminar & International Goodwill Kendo Championships
19-12-2006
passing away of former treasurer BKR

We received the message of the passing away of mr. Claude FONTAINE, founder of the Todokan club and former treasurer of the French speaking Belgian Kendo Federation BKR.

Our minds go out to the family of the deceased

 

11-12-2006
New 7th dan kendo in Belgium

Emilio Gomez got 7th dan kendo after the World Kendo Championships held in Taipei last 11/12.

 Congratulations.

 

10-11-2006 The 13th World Kendo Championships (13WKC)

Results

Event Date 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 3rd place
Men's Team 2003/12/10 Korea USA Japan Chinese Taipei
Men's Individual 2003/12/09 M.Hojo (Japan) T.Tanaka (Japan) S.Kang (Korea) G.Oh (Korea)
Women's Team 2003/12/08 Japan Korea Germany Canada
Women's Individual 2003/12/08 S.Sugimoto (Japan) K.Komuro (Japan) E.Inagaki (Japan) M.Shimokawa (Japan)

 

03-12-2006

1 ste Jodo Team Taikai te Izegem

20-11-2006 Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships
13-11-2006 New 7th Dan Iaido in Belgium...
10-09-2006

Results European Iaido & Jodo Championships

Here are the pictures!

Jodo
 
Mudan
 
1st                 Liviu Vlad
Fighting spirit  Jonathan Vandenbussche 

Iaido

Nidan     Rokudan    
Final Results   Final Results  
1st Davide De Vecchi ITA 1st Peter West GBR
2nd Alexandre Gomy FRA 2nd Patrik Demuynck BEL
3rd Wyane Edgar GBR 3rd Alan Lee-Nash GBR
3rd Ulrike Prib GER 3rd Leonardo Amoruso ITA
Fighting Spirit Niilo Kiesiläinen FIN Fighting Spirit Mario Menegatti ITA
Team    
Sandan     Final Results  
Final Results   1st Germany  
1st Kurt Dumoulin BEL 2nd BELGIUM  
2nd Scott Halls GBR 3rd Italy  
3rd Yuki Kanto BEL 3rd Netherlands  
3rd Michel Leung FRA Fighting Spirit Gomy FRA
Fighting Spirit Andrea Wilke GER   Zannoni ITA

 

 

11-05-2005  
RESULTS BIC 2006
MUDAN
1. VANDENBUSSCHE JONATHAN (ITTO RYU)
2. YANO CHIEKO (KENDO GENT)
3. BEAUSIRE MICHAEL (ITTO RYU)
3. HOANG NGA (YAEGAKI)
FS. THI MONG NHU (BUTOKUKAN)
SHODAN
1. VLAD LIVIU (ITTO RYU)
2. GATELIER GERARD (SHIDOKAN)
3. DE BROYER SEBASTIEN (MEIBUKAN)
3. VLAMINCK JULIEN (KCC)
FS. WOUTERS MARIE (BUTOKUKAN)
NIDAN
1. PUTTEMANS JOHAN (MEIBUKAN)
2. MOERMAN PIERRE (ITTO RYU)
3. LE SANT DOMINIQUE (BUTOKUKAN)
3. MOORS STEPHAN (NOBARA)
FS. BAERT GUY (BUTOKUKAN)
SANDAN
1. KANTO YUKI (YAEGAKI)
2. DUMOULIN RONNY (ITTO RYU)
3. CARTIAUX THIERRY (SHOSHINKAN)
3. DE CLERCQ EDDY (NOBARA)
FS DE BLOCK PATRICK (SHIKADO)
YONDAN
1. SIMONINI MICHAEL (YAEGAKI)
2. DEFRAEYE LUC (ITTO RYU)
3. DE BURGHGRAEVE ALAIN (ITTO RYU)
3. HERTVELDT LUC (KENDO GENT)
FS. VANDENBROECK ALBERT (SHOSHINKAN)

 
29-04-2006  

Results BKC 2006

 

 
17-04-2006  

Birth of Takeshi Boffa

On Monday April 7, Takeshi, son of Serge Boffa and Naoko Hamada.was born in Brussels. Both mother and child are in excelllent health. All our best whishes are for the parents and their new born child.

15-04-2006  

International Kendo Federation becomes member of the GAISF

During the 'General Amateur International Sports Federation' assembly (as opposing the International Olympic Comité for non olympic sports), the 'International Kendo Federation' (IKF) was accepted as afull member. This will bring changes for our country also in the near future. More on this subject as soon as the IKF reveals the information.


 
27-02-2006  

In Memoriam: Andreja Polajnar.

A sad message to tell this time...

Everybody remembers the smile of Andreja Polajnar who first start kendo at the 1st Dannish seminar with Hirakawa sensei and afterwards when she came several times to Belgium for kendo practise...

She passed away on February 24th.

Keep a good memory of her during your next keiko...

 

02-01-2006
Happy 2006 !
 
All our best wishes for this coming year.

For those who had the opportunity to meet the Asahara family and practise with Takashi please find hereby their best wishes. They are actually living in Kyoto (Japan) and running a new shop for Italian food and cafe http://www.ryokiden.com

18-12-2005 Nakakura Cup
27-11-2005

Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships

09-11-2005 RESULTS EIC/EJC 2005 BOLOGNA
08-09-2005
World Expo - Aichi Japan
 

At the end of August 2005, ZNKR organised an Kendo event at the World Expo held this year in Aichi-ken - Japan. Our wellknown belgian kenshi Sergio Boffa joined the demonstration matches...

04-09-2005   Summer Seminar  
25-04-2005   Belgian Iaido Championships  
23-04-2005   Belgian "Open" Kendo Championships  
24-04-2005  
Results of the 20th European Kendo Championships
19-01-2005  

A Belian delegation participated in the Ishido Cup (Iaido & Jodo) in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands on Sunday January 16 2005.
The managed to win a total of 10 medals!
Congratulations for this big achievement!

08-01-2005   Pictures of National training  
21-12-2004   Pictures of Nakakura seminar & Cup
More pictures (courtesy of Vincent Duterne)
 
20-12-2004  

In Memoriam: Sagawa sensei.

Today we received news of the demise of Sagawa sensei, iaido 9th dan hansi, kendo 8th dan.

We will surely miss him.

28-10-2004

Results Belgian Kendo Kyu Championships:

06-06-2004 Belgian Iaido Championships
28-05-2004 Marriage of a National team member
23-05-2004 A new "Renshi" in Belgium...
29-04-2004 First 7th dan in Belgium
29-04-2004 19th European Kendo Championships (Budapest)
31-03-2004 27th Belgian Kendo Championships 2004 - Loverval 28/03/2004
15-03-2004 In Memoriam: Eric Vanderheyden
21-12-2003 Nakakura Cup
07-11-2003 European Iaido & Jodo Championships 2003
07-06-2003 National team training
10-05-2003 National team training
17-04-2003 Visit of T. Asahara
13-04-2003 BIC
23-03-2003 BKC 2003 - Gent - 23 March 2003
16-03-2003 11th Coupe des Alpes
14-03-2003 3rd Initiation course at IS Brussels
22-02-2003 Furuya Cup (Holland)
02-2003 Kansha-jo for Raf Bernaers