35th Australian Kendo Championships – UPDATE

News from the Australian Kendo Renmei (and some club info at the end)-


AKR and the All Japan Kendo Federation will sponsor the visit to Australia of two expert kendo sensei, for the 35th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar and Grading Exam, 2 to 7 April 2010.

Mr. Takeshi MASAGO, Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan and Mr. Toru TAMURA, Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan will join us from Japan as instructors, officials and examiners.

Other sensei assisting us at the exam up to Kendo 5th Dan are:
Mr. Satoshi SHIGEOKA (Jp), Kendo 7th Dan; Mr. Yoich Yano (Aus), Kendo 7th Dan and Dr. Hironobu FUJIWARA (Aus/Jp), Kendo 7th Dan.

A brief biography of MASAGO sensei  and TAMURA sensei.

MASAGO sensei:
All Japan Kendo Championship participated 6 times, Managing Director of AJKF, Committee member of the  International Div., Shogo Dan-I and Administration of AJKF and, formerly Professor – Physical Training Div. of the National Police Academy

TAMURA sensei:
All Japan Kendo Championship participated 6 times, Professor – Physical Training Div. of National Police  Academy, Committee member of International Div. and Instruction Div. of AJKF.

Other Championships, Seminar and Grading are details here.


For more information regarding the 35th AKC, see the official site: http://akc2010.kendovictoria.asn.au/ . Something to note is this year’s AKC will include a Kyu (Womens) Individuals competition – a great opportunity for Kyu women kendoka! If you are eligible and interested in participating, please email the club committee or see one of the committee members at training for more information!

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3 Responses to 35th Australian Kendo Championships – UPDATE

  1. Hoey says:

    Hey girls, I strongly encourage whoever is eligible (Australian citizens and PRs) to compete in the AKC kyu women’s. Like we’ve all said before, it’s a very very very good opportunity to experience shiai kendo (with ppl not from your club) and also to test yourself…see how far you can go, see how brave you are 😛 So please, do compete! And if you didn’t know/missed the news/weren’t told, there are Victorian squad trainings held every Saturday at Kenshikan which are open to everyone in bogu.

  2. Eugene says:

    Go Victoria and Monash!! =D

  3. Paul says:

    Eugene come back! :~(

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