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  • The 60th All Japan Kendo Championships - REPORT
    Wark 1978
    The Kendo World team has assembled at the Nippon Budokan in central Tokyo to cover the 60th All Japan Kendo Championships.


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    3rd November 2012, 11:02 AM
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    Hi everybody Things are starting to heat up here in Novara. The venue is all set up, with 4 shiai-jo, 2 big screens per shiai-jo and a giant screen at the right of the shomen. 2 sensei were having a Nihon kendo kata rehearsal this afternoon, and a few teams (Italy, Romania, etc.) were training in some sub-halls around. We still don't know if we will be able to use the WI-FI tomorrow, but if we can, we'll try to give updates in real time on Twitter. We will also film quater-finals onward, and upload on youtube in the evening, so stay around ! ...
    25th May 2012, 02:56 AM
  • The Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai - Saturday 30th June 2012
    Wark 1978
    ********UPDATE********

    Dear Budoka,

    We have some more details for the must-attend event of the 2012 budo calendar the Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai 2012.

    Training will take place from 1030-1230 in the No.2 dojo of the Nippon Budokan. The first hour will be warming-up and kihon-geiko (basic practice). After a short break, and the second hour will be shido-geiko - keiko with the attending 8-dan sensei.

    To date, seven 8-dan kendo sensei and one kyoshi naginata sensei have verbally confirmed that they are going to attend. Once we receive their official written confirmation, we will let you know. Also, we are hopeful that a few more 8-dan sensei that have expressed an interest...
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    The Kendo World team has been hard at work at a magazine production gasshuku in Chiba over the weekend. Apart from organising content for the upcoming issue of Kendo World, we also enjoyed a training session, and the mandatory frothy refreshments in the evening. It was great to have the IBU foreign kendo students join us. The next magazine is shaping up to be another classic, cram-packed with the highest quality kendo information....
    22nd April 2012, 01:14 PM
  • 10th 8-Dan Sembatsu Taikai Coverage
    Alex
    The 10th annual 8-Dan inivitaton kendo tounament for some of Japan's strongest hachidan masters happened in Nagoya this Sunday (April 15, 2012). Kendo World was there as always to cover the event. The semifinals and final will be uploaded on the KW Youtube Channel in the coming dats. The tournament was won by Tani Katsuhiko, a vice principal as a high school in Gunma. He will be a ref at the upcoming WKC in Italy. His opponent was K. Higashi, the jodan fighter and retired policeman from Aichi. He used to be a kickboxer who went by the name of Tiger Higashi, but the tiger was tamed today in a great final. The video will be up soon so check it out. The draw is below the videos.

    Finals on YouTube (Will be processing the HD for a little while, come back later for the post-processed HD version if so):


    Semi-finals between Tani and Nishikawa

    Semi-finals between Higashi and Kasamura
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    14th April 2012, 04:14 PM
  • Budo Seminar Special Notice
    Alex
    Hi everybody,
    every year the Nippon Budokan holds a Budo Seminar for foreign residents in Japan. They have asked Kendo World to help get the word out this year. The initial deadline has already passed, but if you live in Japan and are interested please contact Alex Bennett alex@kendo-world.com by FEBRUARY 15 with your details, and I will pass it on to the Budokan. Otherwise, please get in touch with them directly at the contact provided below. Check out the PDF file for this year's content. You will get to hear lectures about budo cluture, and all the hands on training and experience in your specialist budo, and anything you've always wanted to try! It is always a fantastic seminar, so hope to see you there. Alex Nippon Budokan Foundation Usui Hideo, Chairman The 24th International Seminar of Budo Culture Announcement Dear budo friends, I hope that this letter finds y...
    7th February 2012, 10:43 PM
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  • 41st Osaka New Student Men's Kendo Championships & The 1st Osaka Student Women's Kendo Championships

    On Sunday the 20th of June, 2010, both the 41st Osaka New Student Mens Championships & the 1st Osaka New Student Womens Championships were held at Ohama Gymnasium, Osaka.

    A shiai designed to show off the new talent in each university kendo club, the best of the 1st and 2nd year students gather each year to compete in either the individual or the team events.
    For the first time in it's long history, the 6 shiai-jo were host to both men's and women's individual bouts, with the teams division only participated in by the men.

    A newbee 1st year to the Osaka University of Health and Sport Science kendo club (Taidai), Sawada Mai found herself in the finals against Matsunaga of Osaka Education University (Daikyodai). A hard fought match, Matsunaga eventually hit a deciding men-uchi to take the gold.

    In the men's individual finals, Taidai's Yamazaki and Nanjo faced off for first place. Both 2nd years, these lads are well aware of each other's strengths, making for a high tension fight. In the end however, Yamazaki took two points from his clubmate, making it the 9th year in a row Taidai has won the individual division in this event.

    In the men's teams fight, Taidai once again stepped up to the line. Their opponents were none other than Kansai University (Kandai). Rivalry between these two university kendo clubs increases with each shiai, as they seem to meet each other regularly at the top end of the draw many times throughout the season.

    A nail-biting final, the first two fights ended with hikiwake. Uehara in the chuken position put Taidai ahead with a textbook tsuki on Kandai's Teramoto... only to be equalized with a kote strike in the next bout by Kandai's Ishida on Taidai's Ishizuka. The competition went into a sudden death daihyo-sen between Taidai's Kato and Kandai's Matsuo, with Kato sealing the teams division for Taidai with a lightening fast hiki-kote.

    Results:

    Womens Individuals
    1st - Matsunaga (Osaka Education University "Daikyodai") 2nd - Sawada (Osaka University of Health and Sport Science "Taidai") 3rd - Yoshinaga (Kinki University "Kindai") 3rd - Yuasa (Nawate Shijo Tanki University)

    Men's Individuals
    1st - Yamazaki (Osaka University of Health and Sport Science "Taidai") 2nd - Nanjo (Osaka University of Health and Sport Science "Taidai") 3rd - Akaii (Kansai University "Kandai") 3rd - Tahara (Kinki University "Kindai")

    Men's Teams
    1st - Osaka University of Health and Sport Science 2nd - Kansai University 3rd - Kinki University 3rd - Osaka Education University
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