7th Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai – Saturday July 28, 2018

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Sensei and participants of the 6th Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai

7th Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai
Saturday July 28, 2018

Dear Kendoka,

The Kendo World team is pleased to announce that we will be holding the 7th Kendo World Tokyo Keiko-kai on Saturday July 28, 2018, at Meiji University’s Nakano Campus, the same venue that has been used for the past three events. There will be a keiko session in the morning followed by a party in the university cafeteria in the afternoon. The cost of participation will be around 5,000yen.

Like every year, we have invited several 8-dan and 7-dan sensei to act as motodachi. So far, eight 8-dan sensei have confirmed that they will be attending. Last year, the All Japan Jukendo Federation dispatched some sensei to the keiko-kai to conduct a jukendo and tankendo demonstration. They will be attending again this year and will be joining in with the participants for some isshu-jiai.

The keiko session will run from 09:30-12:00. The schedule will be roughly as follows:
09:30-09:50:  sensei introductions and greetings ji-geiko
09:50-11:00:   kihon waza practice
11:00-11:15:    break, jukendo embu
11:15-12:00:   8-dan motodachi shido-geiko
12:00:             closing remarks and photo

After keiko we will adjourn to the university cafeteria for food and drinks from 12:30 to 14:30. As always, there will be a raffle where you can win some great kendo-related prizes.

Once the party has finished at 14:30, it’s just a short walk to the beer garden near the university where you can continue to discuss the finer points of kendo with the other participants and sensei over more liquid refreshments. After that, Shinjuku is just a short train ride away if you want to keep the party and conversation going.

If you would like to take part, please send an email to tokyokeikokai2018@kendo-world.com with your name, nationality, grade, affiliation (i.e. university, company etc.) and a contact number.

Date: Saturday July 28, 2018
Time: 09:30-12:00 (keiko), 12:30-14:30 (party)
Place: Meiji University Nakano Campus (4-21-1 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-852, near JR Nakano Station)
Price: TBD (around 5,000yen)
Participants: 50

Reports of the previous keiko-kai can be seen here:
1st: 2012
2nd: 2013
3rd: 2014
4th: 2015
5th: 2016
6th: 2017

The Kendo World Team would love to see you again, or meet you for the first time! We hope to see you there!


  1. I want to participate in keikokai.

  2. Please count me in again

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