North Island Kendo Champs & Inoue Hai Tournament, June 2019

Queens Birthday Weekend 2019: A weekend of kendo in Auckland at the North Island Kendo Champs (1st June) and Inoue Hai Tournament (2nd June).  Martin, Max, Haruko, Kumi and Mel represented Rembuden Kendo Club.  It was a great weekend of Kendo.  Mel passed her second dan grading.  As for the competition the results for the North Island Champs were: Max: 1st Junior Open, Kumi: =3rd Womens Open, Haruko & Mel both received fighting spirit awards.  For Inoue Hai Max received a fighting spirit award - no doubt in large part due to his victory over an adult jodan kenshi.


Training with Ishida Kenichi (Hanshi 8 dan) Sensei 21 April 2019

Thanks to Waikato Kendo Club, Martin and Max had the opportunity to train with Ishida Sensei. A great seminar and sensei.  Less than 1% of 8th dan kendo examination candidates pass.  Those who are successful are therefore a rare breed and truly the best of the very best. This was clear throughout the seminar.


Hozumi and Shinpei join us at training tonight (26 March 2019)


First Training for 2019 Completed


2019 Training Commences on Tuesday 15 January

Training for 2019 commences on Tuesday 15 January.  The training venue, days and times are the same as for 2016.  Tuesday and Thursday 7-9pm, and Saturday 1-3pm.  As always we are training in the Dance Room of the Recreation Centre, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington.