The Sempai of European Kendo, Iaido and Jodo

Based on the famous EKF Green Book (version 1998), I made a list of the Sempai in Europe, who were the first to take Shodan in Kendo and Iaido and in some cases Jodo. I did not list the persons who only took a Kendo grade, but of course there are some in the UK, France and Germany who have obtained their Kendo Shodan before me. As you can see from this list, I am one of the early Shodan in Kendo and Iaido, only a small number of people took their grades before me.

Still, Jock Hopson and I are the only ones who achieved 7 dan Kyoshi grades in all three disciplines.


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Geplaatst in Louis Vitalis & Jolanda Dekker.