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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 willRead More →

The 16th All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Competition Nakamura Sports Center, Nagoya Sunday April 15, 2018 The sixteenth edition of the All Japan Invitational 8-dan Kendo Competition is in a couple of days. As usual, the Kendo World team will be there live reporting on the competition that will see 32 of Japan’s top 8-dan sensei battling it out to be crowned champion. This tournament was originally known as the Meiji-Mura Kendo Competition, which ran from 1977 to 2002. It was held in the Meiji-Mura (Meiji Village) Museum in Inuyama City near Nagoya. This is an open-air museum that was established in 1965 to preserveRead More →

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The 65th All Japan Kendo Championships Friday November 3, 2017 Photos and Facebook Text Updates – Final Final Nishimura (Tokyo) vs. Uchimura (Tokyo) First attack, Nishimura scores kote! In under ten seconds! Both from the same high school. Nishimura Uchimura’ed Uchimura.… Nishimura knows that he can’t be defensive against Uchimura. When Nishimura last won, his semifinal and final kendo was completely different. With his techniques now, Nishimura’s left hand is staying on the centre. A good attempt at men from Nishimura. He’s using his feet well. Nishimura has a fantastic men, but he doesn’t really use it. It’s a shame. Nishimura is using his feet well,Read More →

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The 65th All Japan Kendo Championships Friday November 3, 2017 Photos and Facebook Text Updates – Semifinals Semifinal 1 Hayashida (Fukui) vs. Uchimura (Tokyo) If it gets close, Uchimura has the advantage, but from a distance Hayashida is great with tobikomi-waza. It will be a great encounter. As soon ans Hayashida hesitates, Uchimura will go for kote. If Hayashida tries from a distance he’ll have the advantage with off-the-mark techniques. They both connect seme to waza.… Hayashida scores a great men, but straight after the restart he equalises with his own men. Many times Uchimura has equalised immediately. This now gives him a great psychological advantage.Read More →

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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 →