12th Hong Kong Regional Kendo Championships

12th Hong Kong Regional Kendo Championships The 12th Hong Kong Regional Kendo Championships was successfully held on december 18, 2016. Just like in last year, kendoka from China, Hong Kong and Macau stayed in Lei Yue Mun, Hong Kong, to fight for the honour of being the strongest team in the region. 26 men’s and 20 women’s teams participated in this championship. Every team fought with all their strength and great spirit in their matches, but the most impressive moment … Continue reading

64th All Japan Kendo Championships – Live Updates

64th All Japan Kendo Championships – Thursday November 3, 2016 *This article is a consolidation of the live updates that were made on our Facebook page during the AJKC. Court 1; Match 1: Tsuchitani vs. Kamiuto. Tsuchitani looks a good head taller than Kamiuto, but he can’t use his height to his advantage. Match heads to enchō. Court 2; Match 17: Higashinaga vs. Kenjo. It’s the veteran Higashinaga against the young Kenjo. Not many chances for either. Lots of blocking. … Continue reading

Preview: The 64th All Japan Kendo Championships

Preview: The 64th All Japan Kendo Championships Thursday November 3, 2016 Once again the “Bunka no Hi” (Culture Day) national holiday is nearly upon us. For most people in Japan, that is probably a well-needed day off work, but for kendo aficionados, both inside and outside of Japan, November 3 is the day of the All Japan Kendo Championships. As usual, the Kendo World team will be there in force to report on the championships. We will be updating Facebook … Continue reading

51st Annual Iaido Championship 2016 in Tokyo

By Jeff Broderick After a 24-year absence, the 2016 All-Japan Iaido Championship tournament returned to Tokyo. On Saturday, October 22 the main event of the iaido year (along with the Kyoto Taikai in May) was held at the Tokyo Budokan in Adachi Ward. Iaidoka from across the country gathered to test their technique against the very best in Japan. The home team was obviously hungry for the victory; after a long period of taking a backseat to other Kanto strongholds … Continue reading