- 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 email@example.com
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
Please fill in the following form:
- 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.
- 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
13:00* NK teams
15:15* award ceremony
- 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
- Results Iijima Cup 2019
1 – Quint Kwakernaak (Kendo Kai Den Haag)
2 – Erik Koller (Swiss Team)
3 – Symke Haverkamp (Yushinkan)
3 – Jerry Zandstra (Suirankan)
FS- Arjen Lit (Fumetsu)
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)
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)
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)
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
Dinner 19:00 in the Sportcafe at Sporthallen Zuid
- Dutch Championships Kendo – Program
The championships are tomorrow, please be on time and show your best kendo!
Program (subject to change)
10:30 shinai check/warming up
11:10 start U14 on A & U18 on B
11:55 award ceremony U14 & U18
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!
- 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.
Kyu Fonhof, Noël de Groot, Paul Verlinde, Els Mulder, Remco 1-dan van Andel, Joris Koper, Christopher Van Ham, Merijn 2-dan van Turnhout, Jimmy Ricco Vrouwenvelder, Wouter Edel, Michel Tan, Howard Häyrinen, Kari Booltink, Harry Kruyne, florus 3-dan Bokelaar, Martijn 4-dan von Haugwitz, Rickard Vyverman, Ivan Croeckaert, Valerie Dingerdis, Tijs Senn, Mirjam Neuteboom, Willem 5-dan 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
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- 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.
- 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.
1 – Duc Tran Minh
2 – Alexander Gorelik
3 – Andrea Julius Faletta
3 – Geert Ham
FS – Huyen Pham
1 – Pauline Stolarz
2 – Alina Gdezyk
3 – Sara van Laecken
3 – Laure Bellivier
FS – Lisa van Laecken
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
– 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
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
12:45 Ladies championship
13:39 Individual championship
16:30 Award ceremony
Please be on time