The 65th All Japan Kendo Championships Friday November 3, 2017 Photos and Facebook Text Updates – Quarterfinals Quarterfinal 1 Hayashida (Fukui) vs. Sasagawa (Saga) Right of the bat Sasagawa attempts men but Hayashida scores kote! The first attack. Hayashida is a teacher and Sasagawa is a policeman. Hayashida is training hard for the Kokutai in his home prefecture next year, so to make it this far is good for him. Sasagawa has been around for a number of years but he has never really made far in big tournaments. Sasagawa looked like he wasn’t ready when he stood up, but Hayashida was while in sonkyo, henceRead More →

The 65th All Japan Kendo Championships Friday November 3, 2017 Photos and Facebook Text Updates – 3rd Round Ct.1 Match 49: Hayashida (Fukui) vs. Sakaguchi (Kyoto) Hayashida wins with men in encho.   Ct.1 Match 50: Joto (Ishikawa) vs. Sasagawa (Saga) Sasagawa scores men to win. Ct.1 Match 51: Miyamoto (Ibaraki) vs. Maeda (Osaka) Maeda scores kote and men to win. Ct.1 Match 52: Uchimura (Tokyo) vs. Nakamura (Aichi) Uchimura rolls back the years with a men and blistering kote to progress to the quarterfinal.   Ct.2 Match 53: Yamamoto (Chiba) vs. Nishimura (Kumamoto) Nishimura scores kote in encho. Ct.2 Match 54: Yamamoto (Hiroshima) vs. AdachiRead More →

The 65th All Japan Kendo Championships Friday November 3, 2017 Photos and Facebook Text Updates – 2nd Round  The second round begins on Ct.2 with Okido (Osaka) vs. Yamamoto (Chiba). Yamamoto defeats Okido with kote in encho.   Match 42 on Ct.2: Shimura (Nagano) vs. Nishimura (Kumamoto). Nishimura beats Shimura with kote in encho.   Ct.2 Match 43: Yamamoto (Hiroshima) vs. Ushirogi (Hokkaido) Yamamoto scores tsuki and men to win.   Ct.2 Match 44: Noda (Ehime) vs. Adachi (Saitama) Adachi scores kote in encho.   Ct.2 Match 45: Sanada (Tottori) vs. Kasahara (Wakayama) Sanada the student sneaks a kote in encho to go to the thirdRead More →

The 65th All Japan Kendo Championships Photos and Facebook Text Updates – 1st Round  Friday November 3, 2017 First up on Ct.1 is Murakata vs. Hayashida. On Ct.2 it’s Okido vs. Shionoya. On Ct.2 it’s Shionoya vs. Okido. It’s Shionoya that has the best chance with a men strike, but like on Ct.1, no points are scored in regulation time and both head into encho. On Osaka’s Okido wins with a men strike in encho. Next up on Ct.2 is Yamamoto from Chiba police and the student Senda from Miyagi. Ct.1 is settled as Hayashida scores men in encho to win. Match 2 on Ct.1 isRead More →