• Kendo Summer Seminar 2023

    Looking back at this summer seminar we’ve reviewed a lot of basics. Starting with etiquette and manners we soon found ourselves in practicing footwork. And practice we did. It was hard on the leg muscles and there was room for improvement as we could see on our own recorded performance. If the basics are no good ….. most of us can fill the rest in for them selves. The new way of getting a turn  to do jigeiko  with the Japanese sensei, through colored wristbands, was introduced and made it more fair for everyone.

    Saturday evening  a lot of people joined the Japanese sensei in the Korean street food restaurant Hongdae. There was laughter and also clapping and singing. For the latter it turned out that most of us didn’t know why!?! But it was fun!

    On Sunday shiai, referee, exams and footwork combined with strikes were practiced in 4 groups. In the afternoon examinations for Ikkyu up until 5th Dan took place. The number of Kenshi that passed for their exam were: 1 x Godan, 1x Yondan, 3 x Sandan, 4x Nidan, 3x Shodan and all 5 Ikkyu.
    Overall we can look back on a well organized seminar and examination with 161 attendants from 20 countries.

    Thanks to the organization, translators, the Dutch sensei and people who worked invisible to the visitors.
    A special thanks to Nabeyama Takahiro sensei,  Iguchi Kiyoshi sensei and Kurogi Yoshinobu sensei for teaching us.



  • Kendo Kata Taikai

    After the grey winter the sun starts to shine more and more and the spring is in full bloom. What could possibly the summer add to this?

    One thing we know about: the Utrecht Kendo Kata Taikai!

    Indeed, the 23 of July our taikai will take place. You can’t miss the chance to participate! From the three disciplines that our bond practices, kendo kata is the one thing we share. So this taikai is open to anybody practicing kendo kata. Are you a kendoka, iaidoka or jodoka? Do you practice any other martial art that has brought you in contact with kendo kata? Come and meet other kenshi to measure our performance and learn from each other.

    Please register right away with your partner. There are two categories: in the first the katas asked will be ippon-me, nihon-me and sambon-me. In the second category the full ten katas will be included. Please notice that if your dan degree in kendo is above sandan, you can only register for the second category. If you are have not achieve your kendo sandan yet, you can compete in the category of your choosing. If your discipline is other than kendo, both categories are open to you. Costs of the inscription are 5 euros per person. (Pay at the hall)

    If you want to know more please mail to
    We are very much looking forward to cross bokkens with you in Utrecht!
    Datum: 23 july 2023
    Locatie: Sporthal Nieuw Welgelegen. Grebbeberglaan 13 3527 VX Utrecht
    Tijd: 12:30 – 16:30

    When you register 1st person as CONTACT PERSON the 2nd as PARTICIPANT 1

  • Sad message from Japan (30062021)

    Yoshimura sensei passed away

    It was a shock to learn that Yoshimura Ken’ichi sensei has passed away. Since 2006 he has attended every summer seminar of the NKR as a member of the Ishido senseis delegation. Countless participants have fond memories of his cheerfulness and playfulness, but also of the fighting spirit of his budo. He was 8-dan kyoshi in iaido and 7-dan kyoshi in jodo.

    Not everyone knew that he was also a very influential member of the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei. Behind his jokes was a lot of wisdom.

    We wish his loved ones a lot of strength to bear this loss.

  • KENDOBOEK for sale

    Here is the reminder that the Kendo book is still available from the secretary of the NKR.

    The costs are € 15.00 per book (excluding shipping costs). So for those who are interested, an email to the secretary will be fine.

  • Group photo kendo summer seminar
  • Questionnaire Summer Seminar
  • A lifelong of Budo

    A lifelong of Budo in text and pictures

    Louis Vitalis’s and Jolanda Dekker’s memoires are available on the NKR website.
    Enjoy reading!

    Louis Vitalis & Jolanda Dekker

  • Program NK Kendo Teams & Kyu Individual

    Program NK Kendo Teams and Kyu Individual

    10:30 shinai check
    11:00 opening ceremony
    11:10 NK kyu individual
    12:30* lunch
    13:00* NK teams
    15:15* award ceremony

    *might differ

    Continue reading

  • Edo Cup and Odinot Cup – Program and Poule Layouts


    10:30 Shinai Check
    11:00 Opening ceremony
    11:10 Under 14 on Shiai-Jo A, and Under 18 on Shiai-Jo B
    * 12:00 Prize Ceremony Under 14 and Under 18
    * 12:10 Odinot Cup (Individual 50+)
    * 13:00 Lunch
    * 13:30 Edo Cup (3 vs 3)
    * 17:10 Prize Ceremony Odinot Cup and Edo Cup
    * Estimated start times


    Continue reading

  • Results Iijima Cup 2019

    Individual Kyu
    1 – Quint Kwakernaak (Kendo Kai Den Haag)
    2 – Erik Koller (Swiss Team)
    3 – Symke Haverkamp (Yushinkan)
    3 – Jerry Zandstra (Suirankan)
    FS- Arjen Lit (Fumetsu)
    Kyu KO

    Individual Ladies
    1 – Dance Yokoo (Kendo München e.V., Germany)
    2 – Pauline Stolarz (Akamon St Etienne, France)
    3 – Mariko Sato (Renshinjuku)
    3 – Sara van Laecken (Kenseikan, Belgium)
    FS- Fleur Smout (Museido)
    Ladies KO

    Individual Men
    1 – Makoto van der Woude (Renshinjuku)
    2 – Aljosa Vuksanovic (Mälmo, Sweden)
    3 – Toru Izumi (Tora Dojo London)
    3 – Matteo Francardo (London Kenyukai)
    FS- Luca Cerfeda (Shubukan Torino, Italy)
    Men KO

    1 – Not as good as Fumetsu (Netherlands)
    2 – BELGIUM Black (Belgium)
    3 – Les Papillons (France, Germany, Poland)
    3 – Les Coqs (France)
    FS- Simeone Niba (Team: Sodai Gaijins, dojo: Jofukan, Italy)

    Special prizes:
    Beste female in tournament: Pauline Stolarz (Akamon St Etienne, France)
    MVP Teams: Jouke van der Woude (Renshinjuku)

  • Program Iijima Cup 2019

    Saturday 16 March 2019

    09:00 Registration & shinai-check
    10:00 Opening ceremony
    10:15 Start Individual Ladies on A + B and Individual Kyu on C + D
    After Lunch Start Individual Men on A, B, C, and D

    Dinner 19:00 in the Sportcafe at Sporthallen Zuid

    Sunday 17 March 2019
    09:00 Registration & shinai-check
    10:00 Opening ceremony
    10:15 Start Teams on A, B, C, and D
    See the Team Poules

  • Dutch Championships Kendo – Program

    The championships are tomorrow, please be on time and show your best kendo!

    Under 14 (shiaijo A)
    Under 18 (shiaijo B)

    Program (subject to change)
    10:30 shinai check/warming up
    11:00 openingsceremony
    11:10 start U14 on A & U18 on B
    11:55 award ceremony U14 & U18
    12:00 lunch
    12:30 NK ladies
    13:45 NK mixed

  • Dutch Men’s Team in Korea

    The Dutch men’s team belongs to the best 16 during this WKC.
    They have won their poulematches against South Africa nad Lithuania.
    In the first round they had to take up the Swedish Men’s team. After exciting fights Sweden has won this match.

    But the men’s team didn’t leave without prize!
    Winston Dollee received a Fighting Spirit Award!

    Congratulations Winston!

  • Dutch ladies during the WKC in Korea

    The Dutch ladies kendoteam have reached the quarterfinals (best 8!) during the WKC. They fought a good match against team Korea.

    Fleur Smout reached the best 16, and Sayo van der Woude made it to the best 8 during the individual women’s tournament.

    The Dutch lades did not finished without prize; Sayo van der Woude has been awarded the Fighting Spirit prize for both the women’s individual and team tournament.


    From left to right: Olga Morozova, Fleur Smout, Sayo van der Woude, Mariëlla van der Schans, Pakwan Ratchatasavee and in the back Joke de Jong (secretary NKR.

  • Survey NKR Kendo Summer Seminar

    We would like to know how you have experienced the seminar.
    Would you please fill in the following survey?

  • Results Iaido Exam 30 July

    The Iaidoka below have passed their exam.

    Fonhof, Noël
    de Groot, Paul
    Verlinde, Els
    Mulder, Remco
    van Andel, Joris
    Koper, Christopher
    Van Ham, Merijn
    van Turnhout, Jimmy Ricco
    Vrouwenvelder, Wouter
    Edel, Michel
    Tan, Howard
    Häyrinen, Kari
    Booltink, Harry
    Kruyne, florus
    Bokelaar, Martijn
    von Haugwitz, Rickard
    Vyverman, Ivan
    Croeckaert, Valerie
    Dingerdis, Tijs
    Senn, Mirjam
    Neuteboom, Willem
    Bleiker, Simon Johannes
    Parker, David Matthew
    Gerlach, Samantha
    Huisman, Michel
    Horemans, Armand
    Papadopoulos, Ioannis
  • Jodo Exams 28th July 2018

    These jodoka passed their exams on the 28th of July 2018.

    Ikkyu Zuniga, Lorena
    de Vrieze, Wilco
    Kistemaker, Peter
    Shodan Lelyanov, Ivan Aleksandrovich
    Edel, Michel
    Nidan van Turnhout, Jimmy Ricco
    Azhipa, Igor
    Jurgens, Jo
    Sandan Vyverman, Ivan
    Yondan Tacke, Yoshi
    von Haugwitz, Rickard
    Kwee, Simon Kim Liong
    Roe, Narten
    Godan Bleiker, Simon Johannes
    Behrendt, Daniel
    Bouckaert, Marleen
  • Jodo Exams Starting time

    Saturday 28th July 2018 the Jodo Exams begin at 11:30.
    09:00 – 11:00 examtraining
    Registration for the exams is from 11:00 until 11:30

  • WKC 2018 draw

    The WKC 2018 draw has been announced

    Click here for more info.

  • Subscribe to the NKR Calendar

    Subscribing to one or all disciplines of the NKR’s calendars has been made easier.

    Changes in events are updated automatically in your subscribed calendar. You don’t have to doublecheck your and the website’s calendar to see if they are still in sync.

    Follow the steps in this YouTube clip to subscribe.

  • Results Dutch Championships Teams Jodo and Iaido

    Results Dutch Championships Teams Jodo and IaidoContinue reading

  • Results Dutch Kendo Championships 2018


    Dutch Kendo Championships 2018Continue reading

  • Summer seminar Jodo/iaido 2018

    The date for the summer seminar Jodo/Iaido is fast approaching. 6 more weeks.

    See agenda 26 to 30 July.

  • Registration NK Kyu Kendo and NK Teams Kendo

    Don’t forget to register for the upcoming Dutch Championship Kyu individual and Teams (one team per dojo) which will be held in Vlaarding on 17 June 2018

    Registration can be done via this link until Wednesday 13 June 23:59:59

  • Updated Privacy Statement

    We probably aren’t the first one with a message regarding the importance of your privacy. We won’t be the last either. And that’s a good thing! We take your privacy very serious too.Continue reading

  • Kendo Summer Seminar 2018 will take place in Rotterdam

    The Kendo Summer Seminar 2018 will take place in Topsportcentrum Rotterdam due to maintenance in Sporthallen Zuid Amsterdam.

    Visit the NKR website for updates.
    Register here.

  • Results Open Swiss Championships Jodo

    Elise Heijboer 1st place yondan

    Veronica Rijke 3rd place yondan

    Kees Bartels 2nd place kyu-shodan

  • Registration Edo Cup

    Registration for the Edo cup is open.
    Don’t forget to register if you want to compete at one (or more) of the following categories:
    – 3vs3 teams Edo Cup
    – Junior individual
    – Odinot Cup (50+)

    Registration can be done via this link.

  • Results Iijima Cup 2018

    24 en 25 February the 29th edition of the Iijima Cup took place in Sporthallen Zuid Amsterdam, with again a record in contestants; 231 from 24 different countries.
    Saturday 24 February were the individual tournaments and Sunday the 25th was the team tournament.

    Kyu Individual:
    1 – Duc Tran Minh 
    2 – Alexander Gorelik 
    3 – Andrea Julius Faletta 
    3 – Geert Ham 
    FS – Huyen Pham

    Ladies Individual:
    1 – Pauline Stolarz 
    2 – Alina Gdezyk 
    3 – Sara van Laecken 
    3 – Laure Bellivier 
    FS – Lisa van Laecken 

    Men Individual:
    1 – Sylvain Chodkowski 
    2 – Yusaku Izawa 
    3 – Arnoud Pons 
    3 – Jouke van der Woude 
    FS – Tetsuyuki Okuzono 

    1 – France 2 
    2 – Poland 
    3 – France 3 
    3 – NL-Men 
    FS – Lennert de Moor 

    Special prizes
    – Aya Kröbl 
    – Mariella van der Schans 
    – Fanny Lindström 
    – Gin Ching 
    – Mila Lahdenpohja 
    – Natalia Maj 
    – Agniezska Wial 
    – Lyna Maaziz 

    (photos by Tetsuro Miyazaki)

  • Results Dutch Championships Individual 2017

    Junior Under 14
    1 – Bo-D Coffa (Mokuseikan)
    2 – Noia Pasma (Washinkan Budojo)
    3 – Anne van der Gullik (Mokuseikan)
    3 – Luuk Vincent (Mokuseikan)
    FS – Ryan Ruiter (Mokuseikan)

    Open PDF: NK_Individueel_U14_2017


    Junior Under 18
    1 – Tristan van Leuven (Mokuseikan)
    2 – Jerry Zandstra (Suirankan)
    3 – Levi van Krimpen (Renbukan)
    3 – Kiran van Helfteren (Mokuseikan)
    FS – Bilal El Abassi (Washinkan Budojo)

    Open PDF: NK_Individueel_U18_2017


    1 – Pakwan Ratchatasavee (FuMetsu)
    2 – Mariëlla van der Schans (Shinbukan)
    3 – Fleur Smout (Museido)
    3 – Jori Snels (Museido)
    FS – Taciser Sevinc (Yushinkan)

    Open PDF: NK_Individueel_Dames_2017


    Individual Mixed
    1 – Joeri van der Burgh (FuMetsu)
    2 – Winston Dollee (FuMetsu)
    3 – Pakwan Ratchatasavee (FuMetsu)
    3 – Martin van Dijk (Shinbukan)
    FS – Bram Verhaegh (Renbukan)

    Open PDF NK_Individueel_2017

  • Timetable NK Kendo

    Timetable NK kendo Sunday 19 November

    09:30 Shinai Check
    10:00 Opening Ceremony
    10:15 Junior championship
    12:00 Award ceremony juniors
    12:15 Lunch
    12:45 Ladies championship
    13:39 Individual championship
    16:30 Award ceremony

    Please be on time

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