Haruko Tsuzuki: Fighting Spirit Award @ 17th World Kendo Champs

Rembuden Kendo Club member Haruko Tsuzuki awarded with a Fighting Spirit Award at the World Kendo Championships 2018.  A great effort Haruko! Only 4 New Zealanders have ever achieved this - Gerard Egerton, Sachiyo Lee, Rob Challies and now Haruko.  All are Rembuden Kendo Club members.  Congratulations Haruko!


NZ National Kendo Championships 11 & 12 August 2018

Rembuden results at the Nationals were as follows:

Women’s Open: 2nd Kumi, 3rd Haruko

Women’s Team: 1st Rembuden (Haruko & Kumi)

Kata: 1st Rembuden (Haruko & Kumi)

Veterans: 2nd Martin


North Island Champs & Inoue Hai (2nd and 3rd June 2018)

Great results over the weekend:

Haruko: 3rd place women's individual (North Island Champs)

Haruko, Kumi and Mel: fighting spirit awards (North Island Champs)

Haruko, Kumi and Mel: 3rd place teams (Inoue Hai)

Haruko and Kumi: 1st place kata (Inoue Hai)

Kumi: fighting spirit award (Inoue Hai)

Mel: shodan grading


Last Training with Kirill Konstantinov (03 May 2018)

Kirill has been in NZ training with Rembuden Kendo Club for 4 years.  Time has gone by quickly.  Sad to see Kirill depart the club and NZ.  But we wish him and his family the best for the future!


Last Training with Kengo Kaichi (17 April 2018)

Safe travels back to Japan.  We wish Kengo and his family all the best for the future.